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Parabens, which are commonly used preservatives in the beauty industry, are classified as endocrine disruptors and can be found in many of your cosmetic products! These parabens interfere with your endocrine system, which is responsible for regulating your metabolism, reproductive processes, and mood. They mimic your hormones and alter the way your endocrine system works. Because of this, parabens have been linked to reproductive issues, birth defects, metabolic issues, and even cancer. When looking at the labels on cosmetic products, look for the words that include ‘paraben’, such as methylparaben or propylparaben.

Here at C2, we only use healthy and safe ingredients! We want what’s best for you and your family. If you have any questions at all about toxic ingredients, please feel free to contact us. Also, check out our list of other toxic ingredients:

30 chemicals we black list – The Dirty 30

1. Benzalkonium Chloride [AI]

2. Benzophenone and derivatives [C, ED, ET, R]

3. Bisphenol A (BPA)  [AI]

4. Butoxyethanol [C, R]

5. BHA and BHT- [ED, ET, C, IT, O]

6. Carbon Black [C, O]

7. Coal Tar Dyes –[C, N]

8. Cyclotetrasiloxane [ED, ET, N]

9. 1,4-dioxane [AI, C]

10. Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) [O]

11. Ethanolamines or Nitrosamines (Cocamide DEA, Diethanolamine) [AI, C, ED, ET R]

12. Formaldehyde & Formaldehyde -releasing preservatives  [AI, C, N, R]

13. Hydroquinone [AI, C, O]

14. Lead and Other Heavy Metals [AI, N, R]

15. Methylisothiazolinone and methylchloroisothiazolinone [AI, N, O]

16. Mercury and mercury compounds (also listed as Thimerosal) [ET,N, O, R]

17. Oxybenzone [AI, ED]

18. Parabens [C, ED]

19. Fragrance, Parfum, Musk or Synthetic Fragrance [AI, ET, C, N]

20. Petroleum Jelly or Mineral Oil [AI, C]

21. Phthalates (BBP, DBP and others) [C, ED, ET, R]

22. Polyethylene glycol (PEG compounds) [

23. PolyTetraFluoroEthylene(PTFE, AKA TEFLON®) [ED, ET, C, R]

24. Resorcinol [ED, N]

25. Retinol (Vitamin A), retinyl palmitate, all-trans retinoic acid.:

26. Sodium laureth sulfate, SLES, SLS, sodium lauryl sulfate

27. TALC [AI, C, O]

28. Toluene [AI, R]

29. Triclosan [ED, ET]

30. Methyl cellosolve or 2-Methoxyethanol [C, N, O, R]