The Black List

The Black List
Did you know that over 80% of all beauty products, and over 93% of all hair care products available today are made with Black List ingredients?*

The simple truth is that many beauty products are advertised as natural or organic when their ingredients are far from it. Many companies produce these “so-called” natural or organic products by adding a few herbal extracts to a synthetic soup of polymers (plastics), silicones, petroleum (and its derivatives), artificial fragrances and colors, and other potentially harmful substances. They then market the product by focusing on the few clean ingredients, while disregarding the rest, hoping the consumer will do the same. The public is becoming more aware of this unethical marketing strategy (often called “greenwashing”), but unfortunately the practice is still widespread.

* Based on a comparison of The Black List and a review of the ingredients of 42,879 beauty products and 7201 hair care products on Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database (www.cosmeticsdatabase.com) conducted in May 2009.

Black List Cosmetic Ingredient Product Categories

# Category Examples
1 Ingredients that have known or suspected safety concerns. Butylparaben
Ethylparaben
Isobutylparaben
Isopropylparaben
Methylparaben
Propylene Glycol
Propylparaben
Triclosan
2 Ingredients prone to impurities that have known or suspected safety concerns.

Acrylates Copolymer
Ceteareth-20
Cocamide Mea
Emulsifying Wax
Ethanolamine
Laureth-7
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Hydroxyethylcellulose
Peg-100 Stearate
Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Polyquaternium-7

3 Ingredients that are made from petroleum (unless they are nature identical). BHT
Butylene Glycol
C13-14 Isoparaffin
Dipropylene Glycol
Disodium EDTA
EDTA
Paraffin
Peg-8
Petrolatum
Polybutene
Polyethylene
Tetrasodium EDTA
Trisodium EDTA
Propylene Glycol
Triclosan
4 Ingredients that are made by treating natural ingredients with petroleum derivatives or synthetics. Hydroxyethylcellulose
Peg-100 Stearate
Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Polysorbate-20
Emulsifying Wax
5 Synthetic colors. FD&C Blue 1
FD&C Red 40
FD&C Yellow 5
6 Synthetic fragrances. Lillial
Vanillyl Butyl Ether
Parfum*
*Typically Synthetic Unless Noted
7 Synthetic preservatives (unless they are nature identical). Chlorphenesin
Diazolidinyl Urea
Dmdm Hydantoin
Imidazolidinyl Urea
Methylchloroisothiazolinone
Methylisothiazolinone
8 Synthetic polymers and other synthetic ingredients (do not exist in nature). Carbomer
Polymethyl Methacrylate
Pvp/Va Copolymer
Sodium Acrylate
Acrylates Copolymer
Polyethylene
9 Ingredients that are derived from harming animals. Ingredients made from animal fats or oils
10 Ingredients that do not easily biodegrade.

Cyclomethicone*
Cyclopentasiloxane*
Dimethicone Copolyol*
Dimethicone*
Methicone*
Phenyl Trimethicone*
Polyquaternium-7
Disodium EDTA
EDTA
Tetrasodium EDTA
Trisodium EDTA
*Silicones.

11 Ingredients that could react with other ingredients in a cosmetic product to form potentially harmful substances. Triethanolamine (TEA)
Diethanolamine (DEA)
Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate
Nitrosamines are the potential by-products of reactions between these ingredients and other ingredients. Nitrosamines are potent carcinogens.
12 Ingredients that are generally considered to be harsh on the skin. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Can be made solely from natural sources, but is a very aggressive detergent
Source: Saffronrouge.com

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