Tags: methylparaben, Organic, paraben, skin care, toxic
I Use Arbonne Products and they are all paraben-free
Suki’s skincare line is amazing! I also like products by 100% Pure – they have some of the best (& most affordable) toxin-free makeup.
I use Arm & Hammer Essentials Natural Deodorant. It is both Paraben and Aluminum free. I originally switched to it cause the antiperspirant deodorants were causing me to break out in a rash. Once I made the switch I’ve had no problem.
I know this post is a bit dated but I just came across it today while browsing the internet. I’m not sure if you’re still using the Arm & Hammer Essentials Natural Deodorant but I just wanted to comment that this is a major greenwashed product. It doesn’t contain parabens or aluminum but it is replaced with another similarly harmful, hormone disrupting chemical known as triclosan. Not a good product imho.
Original Sprout and Shea Moisture are great ones I found after I had my daughter!
TOTALLY agree! I have no clue why Shea Moisture is not on the list because it is basically ALL natural and each purchase supports a humanitarian cause. I love their soaps and lotions. The coconut and hibiscus lotion has done wonders to my skin and the hair products are great for textured hair as well. Thank you for sharing.
Toxic, and in big trouble for labeling a non-organic product as organic.
I use melaleuca products and they are all paraben free. very reasonable are most of the products.
I’ve used California Baby products for my three little boys and they’re great & paraben-free but they’re expensive! Avon’s Tiny Tillia line also carries a paraben-free line and it’s much more affordable!
CA Baby products are great, for sure!
I just purchased a Vichy face cream that is paraben free.
Aveeno Active Naturals Skin Relief Moisturising Lotion proban free and great for dry skin especially eczema.
It’s full of chemicals and should be avoided at all costs.
Plus, the company still tests on animals and will NOT sign the compact for safe cosmetics. http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/product/261963/Aveeno_Active_Naturals_Daily_Moisturizing_Lotion/
I use Garden Girl skin care. They are paraben free AND signed the campaign for safe cosmetics, and also are PETA approved. Love the stuff!
Be careful, as some of their products are listed as a “Moderate Hazard”.
David, Where do you find a list of what is listed as safe? As you are saying some are listed as Moderate. I am new to this and am looking for the easiest and best info available.
What about Yves Rocher? I am not sure if they are paraben free. I used to use it about 20 years ago.
Toxic, toxic, toxic. http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/search.php?query=Yves+Rocher
What about Beauty Without Cruelty body lotion? Yea or nay?
My favourite products are from ORIGINS! Particularly recommended for greenies and vegans 🙂 No animal testing, paraben-free, all organic and they use recycled packaging. http://www.origins.co.uk/index.tmpl
Actually, Origins is NOT that great. http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/brand/Origins/
What about the Yes to Carrots line? There are four different kinds so are any of those good? If not, out of the ones you mentioned above, what would be the best for the skin and not too costly? Thank You
Anyone can check any brand on the EWG Skin Deep website for free: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/
I use Akin products they are really good the skin cream around £20 but it lasts. Also Jane Iredale mineral powder is paraben free.
Down under Naturals shampoo and conditioner are paraben free
I use lass naturals which is also chemical and paraben free. I also know about khadi to be chemical free.
I know for a fact that some of nature’s gates deodorants have propylene glycol in it. This is another chemical that you need to watch out for and it’s in a surprising amount of body care products. here’s a link on it..
I use body shop and aqua products are they paraben free?
Body Shop products are NOT paraben free, no.
EWG’s ratings tell you whether there is sufficient data or not and most of the brands lack in this regard. Unless the rating is “Fair” or higher I tend to disregard the information and do the research on my own.
Loved the site until I realized most of their data ratings were based on limited information. None-the-less it’s a good starting point.
I am only just becoming aware of paraben free products after a recent spa facial treatment. I would like to name GADI 21 minerals. I use about six different facial products and although they may seem pricey, my healrh and well being are paramount.
I use neals yard organic products.
How do you feel about Arbonne products? They claim to be “paraben-free” but I am reading a lot of contradicting information online. They also have many ingredients that begin with “ethyl,” “methyl,” and “propyl,” which I have read could indicate paraben preservatives. Thanks!
As far as I know they won’t sign the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, and I have read that some of their products still contain parabens. I could be wrong, but that’s what is published elsewhere. Also, some products seem to contain potentially toxic ingredients (http://safemama.com/2009/05/05/faq-why-arent-arbonne-baby-products-on-your-list/). Personally, I would avoid.
I use Cetaphil, unscented lotion. Is it paraben free?
No, it is not. It’s toxic. http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/brand/Cetaphil/
I was really surprised to find parabens in the ingredients of Cetaphil since Cetaphil is recommended for sensitive skin types and pregnant women! YIKES!
How about Aveda products? I was told that about a year or two ago they went paraben free.
Supposedly they recently stopped manufacturing products with parabens, yes.
I recently started using La Roche Posay face cleanser it says alcohol and paraben free on the bottle, what do you know about this brand? Does it contain other toxins since they are paraben free?
Looks very toxic to me http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/brand/La_Roche-Posay/
Thank you for all your awesome information. Was wondering if ageLOC products are paraben free or toxic?
Looks like many of them are paraben-free but definitely not free of toxins. Wow. So many chemical ingredients. ageLOC® Future Serum: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Pentylene Glycol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Glycerin, HDI/ Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Isoceteth-20, 1-Methylhydantoin-2-Imide, Dimethicone, Salicin, Polysilicone- 11, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glucosamine HCl, Polysorbate 20, Sclerotium Gum, Equol, Hexapeptide-2, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 80, Glyceryl Stearate, Decyl Glucoside, PEG-75 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteth-20, Steareth-20, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/ Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyltaurate, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol.
how about Pacifica products. they seem to have a good philosophy and pretty clean ingredients…and they smell great!
Depends on the product. Some of them have moderate toxicity. http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/search.php?query=pacifica
Anyone know of a clean electrode gel or cream for using with exercise heart rate monitors that does not have parabens in it?
I’m a WEN girl!! It’s paraben free. All natural products. I love it and it’s so good for your hair! http://www.wenhaircare.com
For cosmetics: I use Bella Terra. Also all natural ingredients & good for your skin, you can sleep with it on! http://www.bellaterracosmetics.com
Would like to know about NuSkin cosmetics and skin, hair care. Any parabens?
You can go onto the Nuskin website and look at the ingredients used. Definitely made with Parabens.
How about Juice Beauty products?
LimeLight by Alcone….
hi there i been using pantene shampoo and nivea body lotion and it contains methylisothiazolinone and its really making my body itch all the time what is some body lotion does not contain this type of ingredients can you give me some help and info thanks
Oxi9 body lotion
I like Ren. They are parables free, animal free and all that jazz. Sukin is also good and carbon neutral apparently.
I use Natural Elements, Essentially Yours
What about Janssen Cosmetics?
Tarte, Urban Decay and Two Faced are good
I use olay cream and face wash.ls it paraben free?
Glowbiotics is another good for 100% organic and paraben free https://www.glowbiotics.com/
Oxi9 is a company which all products are parabean free and its product are made from pure extract and now I’m so much happy with all these products.
Willing Beauty is a new skincare company with a Hy+5 regimen which is a very effective anti aging regimen. We also have 2 teen lines for younger faces. The company is commitred to being free of parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, etc. and is affordable! I’ve been using it for 6 months now and I’m in love with how my skin looks and feels!
Please email me and let me know if Lancome cosmetics contain paraben or other carcinogenics. Thanks, Christina
Does anyone know if Elemis is good?
I just went to ewg.org/skindeep and you can search just about any product. it will give you a 1-10 rating. 1-2 is good, the rest should cause some concern. Or, you can search for a type of product (e.g. moisturizer) and the first page(s) will give you the top rated products. I’m not endorsing the website as I am new to this research, but it seemed helpful.
How about Atomy products, are they parabens free.
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