It entails providing your skin with essential nutrients free of toxins, no added- water, and no parabens. You're undoubtedly well conscious that not all skincare products are safe if you are in touch with skincare news. But, we care as much as you about your skin and we do not compromise on your safety of the skin. We have abandoned more than 30 toxic ingredients in our products to ensure Zero toxicity and provide you with cleanest skin-care products.
We continuously research about toxic-ingredients that are unsafe for your skin. So, as and when we see any harsh ingredient popping up, we abandon it completely in the product.
Now, Unloc with us in this trail of Zero toxicity and help us provide your skin with only the purest ingredients.
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Check out here for a comprehensive list of all the ingredients we avoided in our Custom Serums.
1. 1,4 Dioxane - Because it is an unintended consequence of the ethoxylation process, 1,4-dioxane, also known as dioxane, is widely found in personal care products. Furthermore, dioxane is a known irritant to the eyes and respiratory tract, as well as a probable cause of damage to the central nervous system, liver, and kidneys.
2. Alcohol - Alcohol damages your skin's protective layer, depletes essential nutrients for healthy skin and exacerbates oily skin. To put it another way, it's pro-aging. It's a no-brainer to avoid products that are pre-loaded with skin-damaging kinds of alcohol, especially when there are so many skin-friendly alternatives.
3. Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone - Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, also known as 3-Methyl-4-(2,6,6-trimethyl-2-cyclohexane-1-yl)-3-button-2-one or cetone, is a synthetic fragrance molecule. It has been reported to irritate the skin and cause allergic responses.
4. Aminomethyl Propanol - Aminomethyl propanol is a colorless, transparent liquid that reacts with acids to produce salts and water. It's a type of alkanol amine. It has been discovered that it produces severe eye irritation, is toxic to aquatic life with long-term consequences, causes skin irritation, and major eye damage. The nitrosamines that are generated are one of the most well-known carcinogens with 90% being carcinogenic.
5. Benzoyl Peroxide - Because benzoyl peroxide is unable to distinguish between good and harmful bacteria, it destroys all germs equally. The removal of the healthy bacteria that exist on your skin can make you more susceptible to infections i.e irritate your skin, cause skin aging, raise skin discoloration, produce free radicals which can cause premature aging, and disturb the healing process on the skin's surface.
6. Bisphenol-A - BPA is a synthetic hormone (also known as an endocrine disruptor). The female hormone estrogen is quite similar to BPA. This has been linked to several negative consequences, including an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and liver enzyme abnormalities; problems with the brain and hormone development in young children; increased cancer cell growth rates, particularly breast cancer; and sexual problems in men.
7. Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA) - Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) is an estrogen-like compound that has been suspected of being a human carcinogen. BHA is absorbed through the skin and consumed, and as an endocrine disruptor, it can induce testosterone imbalances, low thyroxine levels, sperm count, and behavioral difficulties in adolescents.
8. Carbon Black - Carbon black is created when carbon-containing materials are burned inefficiently. Carbon black is a probable human carcinogen, according to the International Agency for Cancer Research. In addition, PAH-containing carbon black has been linked to skin and lymphatic cancer.
9. Coal Tar - Hundreds of different chemicals make up coal tar, many of which are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). It's been linked to lung, bladder, kidney, and gastrointestinal cancers.
10. Diethanolamine - Diethanolamine is a pH adjuster and lather enhancer used in skincare and cosmetic products. DEA, which can cause skin and eye irritation and has been linked to liver cancer, can stay on the skin for up to two-thirds of the time after rinsing beauty products.
11. Formaldehyde - It has been classified as a human carcinogen and has been linked to nausea, coughing, and asthma. Labels of FRPs, such as quaternium-15, imidazolidinyl urea, Diazolidinyl urea, or sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, should be avoided.
12. Gluten - It has been linked to getting rashes and blisters. Avoid ingredients with labels of MP-isostearoyl hydrolyzed wheat protein, hydrolyzed wheat protein (HWP), and hydrolyzed wheat gluten.
13. GMO - Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are newly created plants, animals, or microbes that have been genetically produced. Numerous animal studies have indicated major health problems, such as immunological disorders, accelerated indications of aging, infertility, insulin regulation, and alterations in the spleen, kidney, liver, and digestive tract.
14. Homosalate - Every other synthetic UV filter (Homosalate) has been accused of causing cancer or other ailments (often mistakenly), so it's only logical to suppose that the researchers have uncovered anything wrong with homosalate, right? However, no findings have been found as of yet. However, prevention is better than cure.
15. Hydroquinone - Because it contains the toxin benzene, hydroquinone side effects have the potential to cause cancer. Exogenous ochronosis, a disease in which the skin might acquire black blotches, is another adverse effect being studied. It should be out of your ingredient list for the better.
16. Lead & other heavy metals - Lead, arsenic, mercury, aluminum, zinc, chromium, and iron are common heavy metals used as components, whereas other heavy metals are contaminants. Metal poisoning has been linked to a variety of health issues, including reproductive, immunological, and nervous system damage. Lead acetate, chromium, thimerosal, sodium hexametaphosphate, and other substances may be present which should not be in your ingredient list.
17. Mineral Oil - Mineral oil is a type of oil, not a mineral. It's a liquid by-product of the petroleum distillation process that turns crude oil into gasoline and other petroleum-based products. The oil forms an invisible coating as an occlusive. This coating obstructs your pores and makes it impossible for your skin to breathe and protects the skin from air, water, and anything else that tries to enter or exit the pores which lead to breakouts.
18. Monoethanolamine (MEA) - MEA isn't particularly dangerous on its own; however, when it combines with other chemicals in our solutions, it can produce nitrosodiethanolamine (NDEA), a strong carcinogen that is easily absorbed through the skin and has been related to the stomach, esophageal, liver, and bladder cancers. Apart from that, it can cause cough, headache, shortness of breath, redness, soreness, skin burns, sore throat, and abdominal pain.
19. Octinoxate - As a chemical UV absorber, octinoxate is utilized in sunscreen compositions. It has had a significant impact on the health of coral reefs all around the world, as well as reproductive issues such as sperm count reduction and endocrine or hormone disruption.
20. Oxybenzone - Oxybenzone can alter hormones. It has the potential to disrupt the endocrine system, which controls biological functions such as metabolism, growth and development, sexual function and reproduction, thyroid function, and more. It is absorbed in significant volumes through the skin. Oxybenzone is also allergic, with a high incidence of skin responses. It harms our ocean life and can damage coral, induce reproductive troubles in fish, injure sea urchins, and accumulate in the tissues of dolphins.
21. Para - Aminobenzoic Acid, PABA - Parabens are preservatives that are technically a chemical compound of para-hydroxybenzoic acid. Because parabens are xenoestrogens, they imitate estrogen in the body, they have been identified as an issue. Breast cancer and reproductive difficulties, such as early puberty and low sperm count, have been related to this. While there is now no scientific evidence that parabens cause cancer directly, it is prudent to be cautious.
22. Parabens - Parabens are estrogen-like chemicals that can induce breast cancer and urogenital problems. Aside from the most serious side effect of parabens, cancer, parabens also cause reproductive and developmental problems, contact dermatitis (skin irritation), and damage to the brain and neurological system. Parabens such as methylparaben, propylparaben, and butylparaben should be avoided in the ingredient list.
23. Paraphenylenediamine - PPD (paraphenylenediamine) is a toxin to the skin and the immune system that is commonly found in hair products and dyes.
24. PEG - H(OCH2CH2)nOH is the chemical formula for polyethylene glycol (PEG). This substance is commonly used in skincare products such as sunscreen, moisturizer, hand cream, anti-aging, and so forth. Although it is not the most dangerous chemical, PEG can irritate human skin in some situations, and a recent study indicated a possibility that this molecule could induce laxative problems in children and women. It's fine to use this chemical-based product occasionally, but it's best not to do so regularly to avoid the side effects.
25. Petrolatum - Petrolatum isn't the same as petroleum, and cosmetic-grade petrolatum is generally safe. The only scientifically valid concerns are that petrolatum should not be used with irritating ingredients like lanolin, squalene, isopropyl myristate, and mineral oil and that it is unlikely to be derived entirely from renewable resources, though cosmetics companies are getting better at it, and you should too.
26. PFA’S AND PFC’S - PFAS can be found in a wide range of cosmetic products, including kitchenware, clothing, stain-resistant materials, and more. You should be cautious if you already have cholesterol or liver problems, or if you are at risk for cancer. PFAS, however, may enhance your chances of developing certain health problems even if you don't have these risk factors.
PFC’S: PFCs, or perfluorinated compounds, are a class of substances in which the carbon backbones of all molecules are completely encircled by fluorine atoms. PFC exposure has been linked to lower birth weight in babies, higher cholesterol, aberrant thyroid hormone levels, liver inflammation, weakened immune systems, kidney and testicular malignancies, obesity, and even pregnancy-induced hypertension and preeclampsia, according to studies.
27. Polyacrylamide - Polyacrylamides are suspected to be carcinogenic because they can break down into acrylamides (a known neurotoxin). It can be harmful to the reproductive and nervous systems, as well as irritate the skin and lungs. Polyacrylamides can be conveyed through breast milk and pass the placenta, hence polyacrylamide-containing items should be avoided by pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.
28. Phthalates - In the EU and California, it is prohibited. Many fragrances, perfumes, deodorants, and lotions include phthalates that are harmful to the human body. It can cause endocrine disruption, liver, kidney, and lung damage, as well as cancer.
29. Resorcinol - Resorcinol is dihydroxy benzene chemically. Benzene is a fundamental petrochemical and natural component of crude oil. Benzene has also been linked to a higher risk of cancer and other diseases. Thyroid dysfunction, impacts on the central nervous system, and changes in the adrenal glands were all observed in animal experiments.
30. Sulfates - Some sulfates are manufactured synthetically, while others come from natural sources such as coconut or palm oil. Others could come from sulfur or petroleum-based goods. Some people's eyes and skin are irritated by them. They're thought to cause acne since their endocrine disruptors.
31. Synthetic Colors - Chemical additives that affect the hue of beauty products are known as synthetic colors and dyes. Synthetic compounds are frequently used to create these colors. Artificial colors deposit toxins on your skin, increasing your chances of sensitivity and inflammation. They can also clog your pores, increasing your chances of getting acne. Certain food-related artificial colors have been linked to cancer in animals, according to research. Thyroid cancers, allergic responses, hyperactivity, and kidney tumors have all been linked to other colors.
32. Talc - Talc typically contains asbestos in its natural state, which is known to cause malignancies in and around the lungs when inhaled. Talc has also been linked to mesothelioma, cancer caused by fatal asbestos exposure. Lung cancer, uterine cancer, cervical cancer, and asbestos-related disorders are among the other ailments connected to talcum powder.
33. Polytetrafluoroethylene aka Teflon - Although PTFE is not a skin irritant in people, nor is it a skin sensitizer, the main problem with PTFE is workplace exposure to its pyrolysis products, which can irritate the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes. In addition, PTFE pyrolysis products might cause influenza-like symptoms.
34. Toluene - Toluene is a chemical that is exceedingly difficult to breathe, especially for salon workers and pregnant women. Hearing and color vision impairments, cognitive and neuromuscular function problems, neurotoxicity, memory and concentration problems, immunological illnesses, the likelihood of blood cancer, and other issues are all on the rise.
35. Triclosan - Like many other substances, triclosan is controversial. Some sources claim it's safe (as long as it's not swallowed or overdosed on), while others claim it upsets the endocrine system and interferes with thyroid function. Because triclosan has been identified in umbilical cords, babies may be in danger.
36. Triethanolamine (TEA) - According to a 1996 study, triethanolamine (TEA) can cause contact allergy in some people. With all of the potential harm that TEA can cause, we should be more cautious when selecting skin creams or lotions. Always keep an eye out for and avoid skin products that include TEA, as well as DEA and MEA.
37. Benzophenone - To protect against UV rays, benzophenone is frequently used in home products such as eyewear, food packaging, laundry, and cleaning products. Cancer, endocrine disruption, developmental and reproductive toxicity, organ system toxicity, inflammation, and ecotoxicity are all major health issues.
38. Nitrosamines - The presence of nitrosamines can be detected using DEA or TEA. And should be ruled out. Cancer, endocrine disruption, and organ system toxicity are the main health concerns through the use of Nitrosamines.