Beauty Bar Studio's banned ingredients – chemicals and compounds we prohibit the use of in our products.
Parabens are preservatives used in a variety of personal care products that have been linked to endocrine disruption. We ban all parabens: ethylparaben, butylparaben, methylparaben, propylparaben, isobutylparaben, isopropylparaben, other ingredients ending in –paraben.
These chemicals are linked to hormone disruption and reproductive toxicity and are commonly listed as “fragrance”. We do not allow any products with phthalate, DEP, DBP, DEHP, and fragrance.
Talc is a mineral substance used for a variety of reasons in a range of personal care products including makeup and skincare products. The concerns surrounding talc are the possibility of asbestos contamination and the particles getting into the body via inhalation and via perineal (genital) use.
FORMALDEHYDE & FORMALDEHYDE RELEASERS
These chemicals prevent organisms from growing in water-based products and are absorbed through the skin. These formaldehyde-releasing preservatives have been linked to cancer and allergic skin reactions. We do not allow products containing: formaldehyde, quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, polyoxymethylene urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (bromopol) and glyoxal.
TRICLOSAN & TRICLOCARBON
These antimicrobial agents are found in various personal care and cleaning products. Triclosan and triclocarban are found to cause hormone disruption and they remain in the environment.
Toluene is a solvent commonly found in nail polish and hair dyes. It is linked to reproductive and immune system toxicity.
Petrolatum or petroleum jelly are derived from petroleum and used as a moisturizing agent. During the refinement process, the petrolatum can be contaminated with toxic chemicals called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
BHA & BHT
Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA) and Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) are preservatives used in a variety of personal care products which are linked to hormone disruption, reproductive toxicity, and skin irritation.
A commonly used preservative and stabilizer that causes allergic skin reactions.
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE (SLES) & SODIUM LAUREL SULFATE (SLS)
These are by-products of a process called ethoxylation, in which ethylene oxide, is added to other chemicals to make them less harsh. Ethoxylation can create 1,4 –dioxane and leave residual ethylene oxide in the product which is a known carcinogen and skin irritant.
Polysorbates are created via ethoxylation and can be contaminated with 1,4 –dioxane and residual ethylene oxide. Look for Polysorbate –20, -40, -60, -80, and others.