We are exposed to toxins on a daily basis. Many of the products we commonly put on our skin have ingredients that may contribute to hormone disruption, cancer and allergy development. Many of these chemicals have been banned in Europe but can still be found in many Canadian products. Protect yourself and your family by avoiding products with the following ingredients.

  1. Phthalates- usually found in nail products and scented products
  2. Silicone chemicals- found in hair care products, moisturizers and cosmetics
  3. Sodium laureth or lauryl sulfate- found in shampoos, soaps and toothpaste
  4. Triclosan – found in antibacterial products
  5. Parabens- found in cosmetics and moisturizers
  6. Petrolatum – found in lip, skin and hair products
  7. BHA and BHT- found in moisturizers, makeup and some fragrances
  8. Coal tar derived colours (PPD)- found in hair dye
  9. Artificial Musks- found in products that contain fragrance or parfum, moisturizers, and cosmetics


The list was put together by the environmental defense. For more information on the type of illnesses these chemicals are linked to please visit www.justbeautiful.ca