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10 Toxic Skincare Ingredients
(and why you don’t want them hiding in your products)

by WildMint Cosmetics

10 Toxic Skincare Ingredients
(and why you don’t want them hiding in your products)

by WildMint Cosmetics

Did you know that you apply up to 126 different ingredients on your skin every day?

Up to 60% of your products are absorbed directly into your bloodstream from your skin.

Avoiding these 10 most dangerous ingredients will make all the difference when it comes to protecting your health and keeping toxins out of your skincare routine.

 

10 Toxic Skincare Ingredients
(and why you don’t want them hiding in your products)

by WildMint Cosmetics

Did you know that you apply up to 126 different ingredients on your skin every day?

Up to 60% of your products are absorbed directly into your bloodstream from your skin.

Avoiding these 10 most dangerous ingredients will make all the difference when it comes to protecting your health and keeping toxins out of your skincare routine.

 

Did you know that you apply up to 126 different ingredients on your skin every day?

Up to 60% of your products are absorbed directly into your bloodstream from your skin.

Avoiding these 10 most dangerous ingredients will make all the difference when it comes to protecting your health and keeping toxins out of your skincare routine.

 

1. Parabens

These are commonly used preservatives that are used to extend the shelf life of products. Names to look out for: butylparaben, methylparaben and propylparaben.

Why they’re dangerous: parabens contain estrogen-mimicking properties that disrupt healthy hormone function. They have been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive toxicity.

2. Phthalates

A group of chemicals used in hundreds of products.

Why they’re dangerous: they have been linked to reproductive birth defects, increased risk of breast cancer and liver cancer, diabetes, and early breast development in teenage girls.

3. Sulfates

Cleansing agents responsible for the foaming lather in beauty products

Why they’re dangerous: can cause skin, lung and eye irritation.

4. Triclosan

A popular antimicrobial agent used to extend a products’ shelf life.

Why they’re dangerous: known to disrupt endocrine function, especially in thyroid and reproductive hormones.

5. Fragrance/Parfum

Used to add a pleasant scent to skincare products. Companies are not required to disclose exactly which chemicals make up their “secret formula”, making this frightening ingredient often filled with unknown toxins.

Why they’re dangerous: approx. 95% of chemicals used in fragrance mixes are sourced from petrochemicals that have been associated with various types of cancer, allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress, nervous-system disorders, and potential effects on the reproductive system.

6. Propylene Glycol

Used for its preservative and antiseptic properties. A popular skin conditioning agent in many skincare products.

Why they’re dangerous: associated with causing various skin issues, from dermatitis to hives and eczema.

7. Artificial Colours/Dyes

Used to make skincare appear ‘prettier’ and more appealing for marketing purposes.

Why they’re dangerous: most synthetic colors are derived from coal tar sources or petroleum, which are known toxins, skin irritants, and linked to ADHD development in children.

8. Formaldehyde

A chemical used to kill bacteria.

Why they’re dangerous: linked to allergic reactions, immune system damage, and occupational cancers.

9. Sunscreen Chemicals (benzophenone, PABA, avobenzone, homosalate and ethoxycinnmate)

Used in common sunscreens as chemical UV-filters to protect skin from sun damage.

Why they’re dangerous: affects sex and thyroid hormones, and have been linked to cellular damage, skin allergies and various types of cancer.

10. Toluene

Look for these names in your products: benzene, phenylmethane, toluol, and methylbenzene.

Why they’re dangerous: associated with respiratory system harm, immune system toxicity, birth defects, skin irritation and nausea/headaches.

1. Parabens

These are commonly used preservatives that are used to extend the shelf life of products. Names to look out for: butylparaben, methylparaben and propylparaben.

Why they’re dangerous: parabens contain estrogen-mimicking properties that disrupt healthy hormone function. They have been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive toxicity.

2. Phthalates

A group of chemicals used in hundreds of products.

Why they’re dangerous: they have been linked to reproductive birth defects, increased risk of breast cancer and liver cancer, diabetes, and early breast development in teenage girls.

3. Sulfates

Cleansing agents responsible for the foaming lather in beauty products

Why they’re dangerous: can cause skin, lung and eye irritation.

4. Triclosan

A popular antimicrobial agent used to extend a products’ shelf life.

Why they’re dangerous: known to disrupt endocrine function, especially in thyroid and reproductive hormones.

5. Fragrance/Parfum

Used to add a pleasant scent to skincare products. Companies are not required to disclose exactly which chemicals make up their “secret formula”, making this frightening ingredient often filled with unknown toxins.

Why they’re dangerous: approx. 95% of chemicals used in fragrance mixes are sourced from petrochemicals that have been associated with various types of cancer, allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress, nervous-system disorders, and potential effects on the reproductive system.

6. Propylene Glycol

Used for its preservative and antiseptic properties. A popular skin conditioning agent in many skincare products.

Why they’re dangerous: associated with causing various skin issues, from dermatitis to hives and eczema.

7. Artificial Colours/Dyes

Used to make skincare appear ‘prettier’ and more appealing for marketing purposes.

Why they’re dangerous: most synthetic colors are derived from coal tar sources or petroleum, which are known toxins, skin irritants, and linked to ADHD development in children.

8. Formaldehyde

A chemical used to kill bacteria.

Why they’re dangerous: linked to allergic reactions, immune system damage, and occupational cancers.

9. Sunscreen Chemicals (benzophenone, PABA, avobenzone, homosalate and ethoxycinnmate)

Used in common sunscreens as chemical UV-filters to protect skin from sun damage.

Why they’re dangerous: affects sex and thyroid hormones, and have been linked to cellular damage, skin allergies and various types of cancer.

10. Toluene

Look for these names in your products: benzene, phenylmethane, toluol, and methylbenzene.

Why they’re dangerous: associated with respiratory system harm, immune system toxicity, birth defects, skin irritation and nausea/headaches.

1. Parabens

These are commonly used preservatives that are extend the shelf life of products. Names to look out for: butylparaben, methylparaben and propylparaben.

Why they’re dangerous: parabens contain estrogen-mimicking properties that disrupt healthy hormone function. They have been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive toxicity.

2. Phthalates

A group of chemicals used in hundreds of products.

Why they’re dangerous: they have been linked to reproductive birth defects, increased risk of breast cancer and liver cancer, diabetes, and early breast development in teenage girls.

3. Sulfates

Cleansing agents responsible for the foaming lather in beauty products

Why they’re dangerous: can cause skin, lung and eye irritation.

4. Triclosan

A popular antimicrobial agent used to extend a products’ shelf life.

Why they’re dangerous: known to disrupt endocrine function, especially in thyroid and reproductive hormones.

5. Fragrance/Parfum

Used to add a pleasant scent to skincare products. Companies are not required to disclose exactly which chemicals make up their “secret formula”, making this frightening ingredient often filled with unknown toxins.

Why they’re dangerous: approx. 95% of chemicals used in fragrance mixes are sourced from petrochemicals that have been associated with various types of cancer, allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress, nervous-system disorders, and potential effects on the reproductive system.

6. Propylene Glycol

Used for its preservative and antiseptic properties. A popular skin conditioning agent in many skincare products.

Why they’re dangerous: associated with causing various skin issues, from dermatitis to hives and eczema.

7. Artificial Colours/Dyes

Used to make skincare appear ‘prettier’ and more appealing for marketing purposes.

Why they’re dangerous: most synthetic colors are derived from coal tar sources or petroleum, which are known toxins, skin irritants, and linked to ADHD development in children.

8. Formaldehyde

A chemical used to kill bacteria.

Why they’re dangerous: linked to allergic reactions, immune system damage, and occupational cancers.

9. Sunscreen Chemicals (benzophenone, PABA, avobenzone, homosalate and ethoxycinnmate)

Used in common sunscreens as chemical UV-filters to protect skin from sun damage.

Why they’re dangerous: affects sex and thyroid hormones, and have been linked to cellular damage, skin allergies and various types of cancer.

10. Toluene

Look for these names in your products: benzene, phenylmethane, toluol, and methylbenzene.

Why they’re dangerous: associated with respiratory system harm, immune system toxicity, birth defects, skin irritation and nausea/headaches.

 

Wouldn't it be better if we could just eliminate all of these nasties to keep our skincare 100% clean?

Non-toxic, plant-based & cruelty-free vegan skincare options like this Youth Boost Refining Serum and Glow to Bed Overnight Cream from WildMint Cosmetics are becoming increasing available for savvy shoppers who love a glowing complexion but simply aren’t willing to put their health at risk.

Disheartened by the endless hidden toxins and questionable ingredients found in so many products, I knew there had to be a better way. My ultimate passion is creating safe, yet effective natural and vegan skincare that you will never have to second guess,” says Freddie Trimble, founder of WildMint

Skincare influencers and bloggers love WildMint's products!

Wouldn't it be better if we could just eliminate all of these nasties to keep our skincare 100% clean?

Ethical beauty influencer Julia Weiner said, What is truly unique about this brand is that they use amazingly healthy plant-based ingredients, like green tea, shea butter and oat silk, that don’t upset my sensitive skin and that give me noticeable results. I know that they will never contain any dangerous toxins or chemicals and this is so important to me.

WildMint’s clean beauty essentials are made in the UK 🇬🇧 and come in adorable eco-friendly recyclable packaging.

Starting at only £9, they are sold exclusively on their website and a portion of all profits are donated to environmental protection 🌍

Non-toxic, plant-based & cruelty-free vegan skincare options like this Youth Boost Refining Serum and Glow to Bed Overnight Cream from WildMint Cosmetics are becoming increasing available for savvy shoppers who love a glowing complexion but simply aren’t willing to put their health at risk.

Wouldn't it be better if we could just eliminate all of these nasties to keep our skincare 100% clean?

Non-toxic, plant-based & cruelty-free vegan skincare options like this Youth Boost Refining Serum and Glow to Bed Overnight Cream from WildMint Cosmetics are becoming increasing available for savvy shoppers who love a glowing complexion but simply aren’t willing to put their health at risk.

Disheartened by the endless hidden toxins and questionable ingredients found in so many products, I knew there had to be a better way. My ultimate passion is creating safe, yet effective natural and vegan skincare that you will never have to second guess,” says Freddie Trimble, founder of WildMint

Skincare influencers and bloggers love WildMint's products!

“Disheartened by the endless hidden toxins and questionable ingredients found in so many products, I knew there had to be a better way. My ultimate passion is creating safe, yet effective natural and vegan skincare that you will never have to second guess,” says Freddie Trimble, founder of WildMint

WildMint’s plant-based skincare products combine a wide range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants essential for optimising skin health and vitality. They focus on only the healthiest, highest-quality ingredients that deliver glowing results you can see and feel, without the use of harmful toxins or chemicals.

Skincare influencers and bloggers love WildMint's products!

Ethical beauty influencer Julia Weiner said, “What is truly unique about this brand is that they use amazingly healthy plant-based ingredients, like green tea, shea butter and oat silk, that don’t upset my sensitive skin and that give me noticeable results. I know that they will never contain any dangerous toxins or chemicals and this is so important to me.”

WildMint’s clean beauty essentials are made in the UK 🇬🇧 and come in adorable eco-friendly recyclable packaging.

Starting at only £9, they are sold exclusively on their website and a portion of all profits are donated to environmental protection 🌍

WildMint’s plant-based skincare products combine a wide range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants essential for optimising skin health and vitality. They focus on only the healthiest, highest-quality ingredients that deliver glowing results you can see and feel, without the use of harmful toxins or chemicals.

Ethical beauty influencer Julia Weiner said, What is truly unique about this brand is that they use amazingly healthy plant-based ingredients, like green tea, shea butter and oat silk, that don’t upset my sensitive skin and that give me noticeable results. I know that they will never contain any dangerous toxins or chemicals and this is so important to me.

WildMint’s clean beauty essentials are made in the UK 🇬🇧 and come in adorable eco-friendly recyclable packaging.

Starting at only £9, they are sold exclusively on their website and a portion of all profits are donated to environmental protection 🌍

WildMint’s plant-based skincare products combine a wide range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants essential for optimising skin health and vitality. They focus on only the healthiest, highest-quality ingredients that deliver glowing results you can see and feel, without the use of harmful toxins or chemicals.

Goji Glow

Goji Glow

Acai & Goji Berry Superfood Scrub

£14.00
Body Whip

Body Whip

Nourishing & Soothing Body Butter

£14.00
Citrus Cleanse

Citrus Cleanse

Illuminating Antioxidant Cleanser

£16.00
Citrus Splash

Citrus Splash

Purifying Antioxidant Toner

£16.00
Marula Magic

Marula Magic

Marula Apricot Antioxidant Facial Oil

£20.00
Youth Boost

Youth Boost

Multi-Vitamin Refining Serum

£20.00
Smooth Boost

Smooth Boost

Multi-Vitamin Hydrating Moisturizer

£20.00
Glow to Bed

Glow to Bed

Glow-Boosting Botanical Overnight Cream

£18.00
Green Tea Clay Mask

Green Tea Clay Mask

Instagram Famous Green Clay Mask!

£18.00
Peppermint Pout Lip Scrub

Peppermint Pout Lip Scrub

Plumping Lip Scrub

£9.00
Brighten Up! Vitamin C Duo

Brighten Up! Vitamin C Duo

£32.00 £28.80 Sale
Vitamin Boost Duo

Vitamin Boost Duo

£38.00 £34.20 Sale
Glow-Booster Set

Glow-Booster Set

£68.00 £61.20 Sale
5-Step Clean Essentials Set

5-Step Clean Essentials Set

£90.00 £81.00 Sale

No parabens. No phthalates. No dangerous chemicals or toxins. No extra packaging. No animal testing. No animal by-products.

Naturally-powered vegan skincare made simple.

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No parabens. No phthalates. No dangerous chemicals or toxins. No extra packaging. No animal testing. No animal by-products.

Naturally-powered vegan skincare made simple.

Follow us On Instagram

No parabens. No phthalates. No dangerous chemicals or toxins. No extra packaging. No animal testing. No animal by-products.

Naturally-powered vegan skincare made simple.

Follow us On Instagram