Our Ingredient Standards

What we leave out is as important as what we put in.

Our ingredient lists follow European standards which are among the strictest in the world. All added ingredients including those in trace amounts are listed, which goes beyond US requirements. We aim to exclude ingredients that may be sensitizing, hormone disrupting, carcinogenic or toxic. Restricted ingredients are used only when necessary and when used, we will always call them out. Additionally, we promote ethical and responsible sourcing, and restrict the use of ingredients that are known to be detrimental to the environment or harmful to the welfare of humans and animals.

However, standards change as ingredients are further studied and improved methods of production are introduced. This list is a living document that is always evolving to reflect the latest in safety and skin science.

Updated April 2023

Prohibited Ingredients

  • Aluminum Powder
  • Animal-Derived Ingredients
  • Animal-Tested Ingredients
  • Artificial Colors/Dyes
  • Artificial Fragrances
  • BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole)
  • BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)
  • Cyclic Silicones
  • EDTA
  • Ethanolamines
  • Ethoxylated Ingredients
  • Formaldehyde
  • Formaldehyde-Releasing Agents
  • Heavy Metals
  • Hydroquinone
  • Methyl Cellosolve or 2-Methoxyethanol
  • Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone
  • Nanoparticles
  • Nitromusks
  • Parabens
  • PFASs or PFCs
  • Phthalates
  • Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)
  • Quaternary Ammonium Compounds
  • Sulfates
  • Talc
  • Toluene
  • Triclocarban
  • Triclosan

Restricted Ingredients

These are ingredients we try to avoid. But if we do use them, we pledge to source the safest, most sustainable options available.

  • Essential Oils
  • Naturally Derived Fragrances
  • Palm Oil and Palm-Derived Ingredients (Only certified sustainable and responsibly sourced)
  • Petroleum-Derived Ingredients (We do not use PEGs)
  • Phenoxyethanol (No more than 1.0% per EU Guidelines)
  • Silicones