Ingredients Index

Here's the deal. We know that you want to use products with better ingredients, but you don't know where to start. After all, you have more important things to do than decode the labels on the back of your grooming gear. You work hard, play hard, and researching sodium laurel sulfates just isn't making it high on your priority list.

So here's our promise to you: We will always use the most premium, ridiculously good-for-you ingredients on the planet. Period. No need for you to get a PhD in chemistry to read our labels and understand them. 

Properties     -     Ingredient Index     -     Ingredient List     -     Never Made With



Here's a quick crash course on the properties we look for when crafting up our potions:

Antioxidants

Protect your skin by reducing and counteracting "free radical production." Free radicals can attack your skin, damaging your skin cells. Antioxidants also reduce pigmentation, wrinkles and fine lines. Antioxidants can be found in Green Tea Leaf Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Watermelon Fruit Extract and Witch Hazel.

Emollient

Soften and smooth the scales of the skin, which help reduce rough, flaky skin. They are also occlusive agents: substances that provide a layer of protection that helps prevent moisture (water) loss from the skin. These are some great Emollients we've included: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cocoa Butter and Sunflower Seed Oil.

Emulsifier

Since water and oil do not mix but stay separated, an additional agent (like an emulsifier) is necessary to form a homogenous mixture keeping water and oil together. Here are some natural ones we chose: Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate.

Humectant

Substances that absorb water from the air of underlying layers of the skin and draw those molecules toward the surface of your skin. This allows the skin to retain moisture and can help other topical skincare ingredients perform better. Some natural humectants include Aloe Vera, GlycerinSodium Hyaluronate and Sorbitol.

Hydrating Agent

Drinking lots of water is great, but that's not all it takes to maintain hydration levels within your skin cells. Skin cells that are well hydrated swell to be plump, bouncy and reflect light effectively. Hydrating agents are named after their functionality. Here are a few: Aloe Vera, Coconut AcidPanthenol and Squalene.

Moisturizing Agent

On the other hand, moisturizers are the tools that can seal up leaks, preventing your skin from losing water in the first place. Moisturizing effectively seals in moisture and builds the skin’s protective barrier. This prevents water loss and ultimately keeps the skin soft and smooth. Some of the great moisturizing ingredients include Glyceryl Glucoside and Sugarcane Extract.

Skin Conditioner

Softens, hydrates and nourishes skin at a deeper level than just the surface of your skin. Some skin conditioners re-energize your skin cells making your skin instantly looks more awake. Some boost blood circulation to prevent wrinkles and reduce lines. A few of our favorites are Darutoside, Shea Butter and Taurine.







The Best Ingredients On The Planet

A

Acrylates/Palmeth-25 Acrylate Copolymer
Source: Synthetic.
Properties: Lather Booster. Thickening Agent.
Found In: Feel Good Face Wash.

Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract
Source: Persian Silk Tree.
Properties: Masking. Skin Conditioner.
Found In: Age Defense Eye Cream.
Why We Love It: Protects skin cells by producing melatonin.

Allantoin
Source: Synthetic.
Properties:
 Skin Conditioner. Soothing. Sensory Enhancer.
Found In: Healing Post Shave. Multi Purpose Moisturizer.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera)
Source: Aloe Vera Plant. 
Properties: Skin Conditioner. Emollient. Humectant. Sensory Enhancer.
Found In: Healing Post Shave. Feel Good Face Wash. Multi Purpose Moisturizer. Age Defense Eye Cream.
Why We Love It: While other products are loaded with water as a "filler" ingredient, we loaded ours with Aloe Vera!

B

Brassica Campestris Seed Oil
Source: Vegetable Oil.
Properties: Film-Forming Agent.
Found In: Multi Purpose Moisturizer.
Why We Love It: A great, non-greasy, natural substitute for silicone.

 

C

Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract
Source: Green Tea.
Properties: Antioxidant. Skin Conditioner. Fragrance. Sensory Enhancer.
Found InMulti Purpose MoisturizerFeel Good Face WashAge Defense Eye Cream.
Why We Love It: Rich in antioxidants and other youth enhancing compounds.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Source: Coconut.
Properties: Antioxidant. Emollient. Skin Conditioner.
Found In: Multi Purpose MoisturizerAge Defense Eye Cream.

Carbomer
Source: Synthetic.
Properties: Emulsifier. 
Found In: Multi Purpose Moisturizer.

Caprylyl Glycol
Source: Coconut. Palm.
Properties: Emollient. Solvent. Skin Conditioner.
Found In: Feel Good Face Wash
. Multi Purpose Moisturizer. Age Defense Eye Cream.

Ceteareth-20
SourceNatural Solution.
Properties: Thickening Agent.
Found InMulti Purpose MoisturizerAge Defense Eye Cream.

Cetearyl Olivate
SourceOlive Plant.
PropertiesEmulsifier. Skin Conditioner.
Found InMulti Purpose Moisturizer.

Cetearyl Alcohol
Source: Coconut. Palm.
PropertiesEmulsifier. Thickening Agent.
Found In: Multi Purpose Moisturizer. Age Defense Eye Cream.
Why We Love It: Coconut derived ingredients are extremely gentle on all skin types.

Cetyl Alcohol
Source: Coconut. Palm.
Properties: Emulsifier. Skin Conditioner. Thickening Agent. Emollient.
Found In: Multi Purpose Moisturizer. Age Defense Eye Cream.

Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment
Source: Algae.
Properties: Skin Conditioner. Skin Protector.
Found InMulti Purpose Moisturizer.
Why We Love ItImproves the mechanical firmness of skin.

Chrysin
Source: Plant Oils.
Properties: Improves Circulation. Dark Circle Reducer. Boosts Skin Elasticity.
Found InAge Defense Eye Cream.

Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract
SourceWatermelon.
Properties: AntioxidantEmollient. Skin Conditioner.
Found InMulti Purpose MoisturizerFeel Good Face WashAge Defense Eye Cream.
Why We Love ItWatermelons are loaded with good-for-your-skin vitamins, mineral salts, amino acids and antioxidants.

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract
Source: Orange.
Properties: Fragrance. Skin Conditioning.
Found InFeel Good Face Wash.
Why We Love It: Natural, mild exfoliating agent.

Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract
SourceLemon.
PropertiesSkin Conditioning.
Found InFeel Good Face Wash.
Why We Love ItNatural, mild exfoliating agent.

Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine
Source: Coconut.
Properties: Cleansing Agent. Lather Booster. Skin and Hair Conditioner. Thickening Agent.
Found InFeel Good Face Wash.

Coconut Acid
Source: Coconut.
PropertiesSkin Hydrating Agent. Boosts Skin Elasticity.
Found InUltra Lather Shaving Cream.
Why We Love ItCoconut 
derived ingredients are extremely gentle on all skin types.

Coco-Caprylate/Caprate
Source: Coconut. Palm.
PropertiesEmollient. Skin Conditioning. Sensory Enhancer. 
Found InAge Defense Eye Cream

Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract
Source: Cucumber Plant.
Properties: Anti-Inflammatory. Skin Hydrating Agent. Skin Conditioner.
Found In: 
Age Defense Eye Cream.
Why We Love ItAt the same pH level as human skin, this extract does wonders for skin repair.

D

Darutoside 
Source: Siegesbeckia Orientalis Plant.
Properties: Skin Conditioning. Anti-Wrinkling Agent.
Found In
Age Defense Eye Cream.
Why We Love ItThis guy can't stand wrinkles and doesn't miss his mark. 

Decyl Glucoside (Coconut-Derived) 
Source: Coconut.
PropertiesCleansing Agent. Emulsifier. Surfactant. 
Found InFeel Good Face Wash.

Dimethicone
Source: Synthetic.
Properties: Emollient. Skin Conditioning. Thickening Agent.
Found InMulti Purpose Moisturizer. Age Defense Eye Cream.

Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate (Sulfate-Free)
Source: Coconut.
PropertiesCleansing Agent. Foam Boosting.
Found InFeel Good Face Wash.

E

Eleuthero (Acanthopanax Senticosus) Root Extract
Source: Eleuthero Plant.
PropertiesSoothing. Fatigue Reducer. Energy Booster. Skin Conditioner. 
Found InMulti Purpose Moisturizer. 

Ethylhexylglycerin
Source: Coconut. Palm.
Properties
Deodorant. Moisturizing Agent. Preservative. Skin Conditioner.
Found In: Healing Post ShaveUltra Lather Shaving CreamFeel Good Face WashMulti Purpose MoisturizerAge Defense Eye Cream.
 

G

Glycerin
Source: Coconut. Palm.
Properties: Emollient. Humectant. Solvent. Fragrance. Thickening Agent.
Found InHealing Post ShaveUltra Lather Shaving CreamFeel Good Face WashMulti Purpose MoisturizerAge Defense Eye Cream.
Why We Love ItCoconut 
derived ingredients are extremely gentle on all skin types.

Glyceryl Glucoside
Source: Vegetable Oils.
PropertiesSkin Elasticity. Moisturizing Agent. Anti-Itch. Anti-Inflammatory.
Found InMulti Purpose MoisturizerAge Defense Eye Cream.

Glyceryl Stearate
SourceVegetable Oils.
PropertiesEmollient. Emulsifier.
Found InAge Defense Eye Cream.

Glycosaminoglycans
SourceCoconut. Olive. Palm. Sunflower. Soy. 
Properties: Supports Skin Structural Proteins. Moisturizing Agent. Boosts Skin Elasticity.
Found In:
 Age Defense Eye Cream.

Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract
Source: Licorice Plant.
Properties: Fragrance.
Found InAge Defense Eye Cream.
Why We Love ItOne of the safest skin lightening agents with the fewest side effects.


H

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
Source: Sunflower. 
Properties: Emollient. Skin Conditioner.
Found In
Ultra Lather Shaving Cream.
Why We Love ItStudies suggest that Sunflower Seed Oil has been used for skincare for thousands of years.

Hexylene Glycol
Source: Synthetic.
PropertiesSkin Conditioning.
Found InFeel Good Face WashMulti Purpose MoisturizerAge Defense Eye Cream.

J

Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Seed Oil
SourceJojoba Plant.
Properties: Emollient. Skin and Hair Conditioner.
Found In
Ultra Lather Shaving Cream.
Why We Love ItAmazing for oily skin. 

K

Kaolin
SourceMineral.
PropertiesAbsorbent. Adhesive. 
Found InUltra Lather Shaving Cream.
Why We Love ItA natural, gentler substitute for bentonite. 

L

Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract
SourceLentil.
PropertiesSkin Conditioning.
Found InFeel Good Face WashMulti Purpose MoisturizerAge Defense Eye Cream.
Why We Love ItIncreases moisture in skin while diminishing lines and wrinkles.

Linum Usitatissimum Seed Oil
SourceFlax Plant.
PropertiesSignificant plant source of Omega Fatty, Oleic, and other Acids to Soothe and Hydrate Skin. 
Found InMulti Purpose Moisturizer.
Why We Love ItEnhances skin hydration by preventing moisture loss.

M

Myristic Acid
SourceCoconut. Palm.
PropertiesCleansing Agent.
Found InUltra Lather Shaving Cream.
Why We Love ItCoconut 
derived ingredients are extremely gentle on all skin types.

 

N

N-Hydroxysuccinimide
Source: Organic Compound.
PropertiesSkin Conditioner.
Found InAge Defense Eye Cream.

P

Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1
Source: Synthetic.
PropertiesSkin Conditioner.
Found InAge Defense Eye Cream.

Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7
Source: Synthetic.
PropertiesSkin Conditioner.
Found InAge Defense Eye Cream.

Paullinia Cupana (Guarana) Extract
Source: Guarana Plant.
Properties: Antioxidant. Antimicrobial. Anti-Aging. Aids Blood Flow to Skin.
Found InMulti Purpose Moisturizer. Age Defense Eye Cream
Why We Love ItNourishes skin.

Panthenol
Source: Vitamin B-5.
Properties: Skin and Hair Conditioner. Skin Repair. Sensory Enhancer.
Found InFeel Good Face Wash. Multi Purpose Moisturizer. 
Why We Love It: It's soothing and skin repair properties go as far relieving inflamed acne.

Pentylene Glycol
SourceSynthetic.
Properties: Preservative. Skin Conditioner. Solvent.
Found In: Multi Purpose Moisturizer. Age Defense Eye Cream.

Phenoxyethanol
SourceSynthetic.
Properties: Preservative.
Found In: Healing Post ShaveUltra Lather Shaving CreamFeel Good Face WashMulti Purpose MoisturizerAge Defense Eye Cream.

Polysorbate 20
Source: Synthetic.
Properties: Surfuctant.
Found In: Healing Post Shave
Why We Love It: Enhances the spreadability of liquids.

Potassium Hydroxide
Source: Natural Solution.
PropertiesCleansing Agent.
Found InUltra Lather Shaving Cream.

Proline
Source: Amino Acid.
PropertiesSkin Conditioner.
Found In
Feel Good Face Wash.

Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract
Source: Apple.
PropertiesSkin Conditioner. Anti-Aging.
Found In: Feel Good Face Wash. Multi Purpose Moisturizer. Age Defense Eye Cream.
Why We Love It: High in antioxidants to protect your skin from free radicals.

Q

Quillaja Saponaria (Soap) Bark Extract
SourceChilean Quillaja Tree.
PropertiesCleansing Agent. Lather Booster.
Found InFeel Good Face Wash.
Why We Love It: All-natural lather boosting ingredient perfect for facial cleansers.

R

Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract
SourceRosemary Plant.
PropertiesAntimicrobial. Antioxidant. Skin Conditioner.
Found InFeel Good Face Wash.
Why We Love It: Aids with blood circulation.

S

Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract
Source
: Sugarcane Plant.
Properties: Moisturizing Agent. Skin Conditioner.
Found InFeel Good Face Wash.
Why We Love It: Natural, mild exfoliating agent.

Shea (Butyrospermum Parkii) Butter
Source: African Shea Tree.
Properties: Anti-Inflammatory. Skin Conditioner. Moisturizing Agent. Healing Agent.
Found In
Healing Post ShaveUltra Lather Shaving CreamMulti Purpose MoisturizerAge Defense Eye Cream.
Why We Love It: The ultimate skin protecting agent.

Sodium Hyaluronate
SourceCorn. Wheat. Yeast.
Properties: Humectant. Skin Conditioner. Sensory Enhancer.
Found InFeel Good Face WashMulti Purpose MoisturizerAge Defense Eye Cream.

Sodium Hydroxide
Source: Brine.
PropertiespH Modifier.
Found InHealing Post ShaveUltra Lather Shaving CreamFeel Good Face WashMulti Purpose MoisturizerAge Defense Eye Cream.

Sodium Lactate
Source: Fermentation of Sugar.
Properties: Preservative. Humectant. Moisturizing Agent. Bacteriostatic Agent. 
Found InFeel Good Face WashMulti Purpose MoisturizerAge Defense Eye Cream.

Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate (Sulfate-free)
Source: Coconut.
PropertiesSkin Conditioner. 
Found InFeel Good Face Wash

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (Sulfate-free)
SourceCoconut.
Properties: Cleansing Agent. Lather Booster. Emulsifier.
Found InFeel Good Face Wash

Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate
Source: Coconut.
PropertiesCleansing Agent. Lather Booster. Surfuctant.
Found In
Ultra Lather Shaving Cream.

Sodium PCA
Source: Plant Oils.
PropertiesSkin Conditioner.
Found In: Feel Good Face WashMulti Purpose MoisturizerAge Defense Eye Cream. 

Sorbitan Olivate
Source: Olive. Sugar.
PropertiesEmulsifier.
Found InMulti Purpose Moisturizer.
Why We Love It: Increases active ingredients' resistance to water and/or sweat.

Sorbitol
Source: Wheat.
Properties: Humectant. Skin Conditioner.
Found InFeel Good Face Wash.

Squalene
Source: Vegetable Oils.
Properties: Skin Hydrating Agent. Skin Conditioner.
Found InMulti Purpose Moisturizer
Why We Love It: Effectively penetrates your pores without clogging them.

Steareth-20
Source: Synthetic.
Properties: Surfuctant. Emulsifier.
Found InAge Defense Eye Cream. 

Stearic Acid
Source: Palm.
PropertiesCleanser. Emulsifier. Surfuctant.
Found InUltra Lather Shaving CreamMulti Purpose MoisturizerAge Defense Eye Cream
Why We Love It: A natural, skin protecting barrier that locks in moisture.

Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Root Extract
Source: Comfrey Plant.
Properties
Anti-Inflammatory. Skin Cell Repairing Agent. Skin Conditioner.
Found In
Multi Purpose Moisturizer.
Why We Love It: Aids with growing new skin cells, keeping your skin looking healthy.

T

Taurine
Source: Amino Acid.
PropertiesAnti-Fatigue. Skin Conditioner.
Found InMulti Purpose Moisturizer.

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate
SourceForm of Vitamin C.
PropertiesAntioxidant. Skin Conditioner.
Found InMulti Purpose MoisturizerAge Defense Eye Cream

Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter
Source: Cocoa Beans.
PropertiesSkin Conditioner. Emollient. Skin Protector. Masking.
Found In: Ultra Lather Shaving Cream.
Why We Love It: Known to effectively moisturize even the driest skin.

Tocopherol
Source: Sunflower. Soy.
PropertiesSkin Conditioner. Masking. 
Found InHealing Post ShaveUltra Lather Shaving CreamFeel Good Face WashMulti Purpose MoisturizerAge Defense Eye Cream.
Why We Love It: Our skin loves to absorb Tocopherol because of it's fat soluble antioxidants.

W

Water
Source of Life.
Found InHealing Post ShaveUltra Lather Shaving Cream.

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana)
SourceWitch Hazel Plant.
Properties: Astringent. Skin and Hair Conditioner. Sensory Enhancer. Anti-Inflammatory. Anti-Bacterial.
Found InHealing Post Shave.
Why We Love It: Loaded with good-for-your-skin properties

X

Xanthan Gum
Source: Fermentation of Sugar.
PropertiesBinding. Emulsifying. Skin Conditioner. Surfactant. Thickening Agent. 
Found In
Multi Purpose Moisturizer.

 


Full Ingredient List

Healing Post Shave

Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Fragrance, Allantoin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide

Ultra Lather Shaving Cream

Water, Stearic Acid, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Myristic Acid, Coconut Acid, Glycerin, Potassium Hydroxide, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Kaolin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol , Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance

Feel Good Face Wash

Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate (a Sulfate-free, Coconut-derived cleanser), Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Acrylates/Palmeth-25 Acrylate Copolymer,  Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside (Coconut-derived), Sodium Hyaluronate,  Panthenol, Sodium PCA, Sorbitol, Sodium Lactate, Proline, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (Sulfate-free, from Coconut), Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate (Sulfate-free, from coconut), Citrullus Lanatus (watermelon) Fruit Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Quillaja Saponaria (Soap) Bark Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Sodium Hydroxide.

Multi Purpose Moisturizer

Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Caprylic/Capric Tryglyceride, Glycerin, Squalane, Cetearyl Olivate, Stearic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Alantoin, Sodium PCA, Glyceryl Glucoside, Ceteareth-20, Taurine, Sodium Lactate, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Paullinia Cupana (Guarana) Extract, Acanthopanax Senticosus (Eleuthero) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Root Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Brassica Campestris Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Xantham Gum, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide.

Age Defense Eye Cream

Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Sodium PCA, Glycosaminoglycans, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Glyceryl Glucoside, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Lactate, Steareth-20, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Darutoside, Chrysin, Cetyl Alcohol, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Paullinia Cupana (Guarana) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Acrylates C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide.

 

 

Never Made With

It's no surprise to anyone today that corporations are cramming more and more synthetic chemicals into their grooming products. We hear the sound bites every day - sulfates, parabens, phthalates...

Research definitively shows these toxins penetrate the skin and accumulate in the body’s organs, potentially causing serious health issues over time (cancer, neurological complications, infertility, etc). 

We're committed to developing the best grooming products on the planet, and that begins with using the best ingredients on the planet. Beginning today, we're setting the standard  for men's grooming.

We've chosen over 100 ingredients commonly found in men's grooming products that we will never include in ours. Here are the top 25:

Benzalkonium chloride: a disinfectant used as a preservative and surfactant associated with severe skin, eye, and respiratory irritation and allergies. Found in: moisturizers, lotions. 

BHA and BHT:  BHTs are synthetic antioxidants used to extend shelf life. They are likely carcinogens and hormone disruptors and may cause liver damage. Found in: non-lathering shaving creams.

BUTOXYETHANOL:  A solvent used to control viscosity, or a “fragrance” additive. It irritates skin and may cause cancer and reproductive toxicity. Found in: fragrance.

1,4-DIOXANEA by-product of manufacturing that is a probable human carcinogen (a known animal carcinogen) as well as toxic to organs and the respiratory system, and a skin irritant. Likely to be present where ethoxylated ingredients like sodium laureth sulfate, PEGs, and ceteareth are listed on ingredient labels. Found in: shampoo, body wash.

Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA): a chelating (binding) agent added to cosmetics to improve stability. May be toxic to organs. Found in: moisturizers, lotions.
 
Ethanolamines (MEA/DEA/TEA): surfactants and pH adjuster linked to allergies, skin toxicity, hormone disruption, and inhibited fetal brain development. Found in: Shaving Cream, Shaving Gel, Aftershave.
 
Formaldehyde: used as a preservative in cosmetics. A known carcinogen that is also linked to asthma, neurotoxicity, and developmental toxicity. Present where quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3 diol (Bronopol), and several other preservatives are listed. Found in: shampoo, body wash.

Isobutane:  A propellent similar to butane that dehydrates the skin, extracting the water from it.  These chemicals should be avoided by those with sensitive skin, as they can ultimately lead to skin irritation. Found in: Shaving Gels.

Isopentane:  A propellent similar to butane that dehydrates the skin, extracting the water from it.  These chemicals should be avoided by those with sensitive skin, as they can ultimately lead to skin irritation. Found in: Shaving Gels.

Mineral Oil: Also listed as liquid paraffin, liquid petrolatum and paraffin oil; a by-product of petroleum distillation that may cause contact dermatitis. Found in: baby lotions, cold creams, ointments. Found in: aftershave lotions.

Methylisothiazolinone: chemical preservatives that are among the most common irritants, sensitizers, and causes of contact skin allergies. Found in: shampoo, conditioner, body wash.

Methylchloroisothiazolinone: chemical preservatives that are among the most common irritants, sensitizers, and causes of contact skin allergies. Found in: shampoo, conditioner, body wash.

Methylparaben, Ethylparaben Propylparaben: a preservative commonly used to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold. Parabens are endocrine (or hormone) disruptors, which may alter important hormone mechanisms in our bodies. Found in: shaving cream, shampoo, face cleanser, body wash, body lotion.
 
Phthalates  (DBP, DEHP, DEP and others): a class of plasticizing chemicals used to make products more pliable or to make fragrances stick to skin. Phthalates disrupt the endocrine system and may cause birth defects. Found in: synthetic fragrance, plastic materials.

Polyethylene glycol (PEG compounds): PEGs are widely used in cosmetics as thickeners, solvents, softeners, and moisture-carriers. Depending on manufacturing processes, PEGs may be contaminated with measurable amounts of ethylene oxide and 1,4-dioxane, which are both carcinogens. Found in: shaving creams, shampoo.
 
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS and SLES): SLS and SLES are surfactants that can cause skin irritation or trigger allergies. SLES is often contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, a byproduct of a petrochemical process called ethoxylation, which is used to process other chemicals in order to make them less harsh. Found in: shaving cream, shampoo, body wash, bubble bath.
   
Triclosan and Triclocarban: antimicrobial pesticides toxic to the aquatic environment; may also impact human reproductive systems. Found in: liquid soap, soap bars.