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Ingredients We Avoid

At The Nature of Beauty, we are committed to carrying only the safest products on the market. We want you, the customer, to know that when you purchase any product on our website, you can trust it to be safe, high-quality, and manufactured by socially and environmentally responsible companies. Our criteria for selecting products are very strict, and the list of ingredients we won't accept is lengthy. Ingredients you will not find in any of our products include:

  • Parabens
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate
  • PEG
  • Polyethylene or similar ingredients linked to 1,4 dioxane
  • Petroleum-based chemicals (petrolatum, mineral oil, etc)
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Any ingredient with "urea" in it
  • DMDM hydantoin
  • Synthetic fragrance
  • Phthalates
  • Aluminum-containing ingredients
  • BHA and BHT
  • Methylisothiazolinone
  • Nonylphenol
  • Hydroquinone
  • Thimerosol
  • P-Phenylenediamine, 1,4-Benzenediamine; p-Phenyldiamine and 4-Phenylenediamine
  • Toluene
  • Urethane
  • Ingredients tested on animals

Below are some great resources for learning more about these & other potentially harmful ingredients:

We also strongly encourage you to read the book, Not Just a Pretty Face, by Stacy Malkan a comprehensive, beautifully written and easy-to-read investigation into the American cosmetics and toiletries industry. To purchase this book through Amazon, click here.

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