Tammy-Lynn McNabb and chemist/formulator Anjali Hardikar discuss what the word “natural” actually means when it comes to skincare.

Here is a list of common ingredients that could be harmful in your beauty products

  • BHA and BHT
  • Coal tar dyes: p-phenylenediamine and colours listed as “CI” followed by a five-digit number
  • DEA-related ingredients
  • Dibutyl phthalate
  • Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives
  • Parabens
  • Parfum (a.k.a. fragrance)
  • PEG compounds
  • Petrolatum
  • Siloxanes
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate
  • Triclosan

More information on which products are certified natural can be found online at: Eco-Cert and Cosmos