I have been on a campaign against parabens for 10 years. Since I am not a chemist and most people didn’t understand what I was talking about and/or my explanation was lacking, voicing my concerns was not easy. Suddenly, consumers understand and are carefully reading the mouseprint ingredient labels. EO is a local Marin County company that believes in pure products, and www.safecosmetics.org is a GREAT resource to help you stay away from the bad Stuff — a partial list to AVOID:
- Paraben, methyl paraben propyl paraben [a preservative]
- Diazolidinyl Urea
- Propylene Glycol
- Sodium Lauryl / Laureth Sulfate
- Stearalkonium Chloride
- Colors / Dyes / Fragrances from synthetics
Look for words like certified organic manufacturer and pure plant based ingredients to help you make your purchases.