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Clean skin-loving ingredients
Ingredients below are commonly found in conventional cosmetics which are toxic or derived from animals. We do not use any of these ingredients in our products:
Bismuth Oxychloride- An inorganic compound of bismuth. May cause redness and an allergic reaction.
Mineral Oil- A by-product of petroleum which is known to clog pores.
Talc- A mineral that may contain Asbestos. Long term exposure to this ingredient may pose risks for respiratory toxicity and may be carcinogenic.
Lead- An element found in the earth's crust. Linked to reduced fertility, hormone changes, neurotoxicity, and may be carcinogenic.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)- Derived from ethoxylated lauryl alcohol. May cause irritation, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, dryness, premature aging, and could be carcinogenic.
Synthetic Fragrance- Mixture of different chemicals to make products smell desirable. Irritant to the skin, linked to birth defects and could be carcinogenic.
Formaldehyde- A colorless, flammable gas often used to preserve cosmetics. It can irritate the airways, cause nose bleeds, and cause asthma. Long-term exposure to formaldehyde could be carcinogenic.
Coal Tar- A by-product of coal. Long-term exposure to coal tar could be carcinogenic.
Aluminum- A metallic substance used as a colorant. Linked to reproductive issues and allergies.
GMO's- Artificial forced ingredients linked to immune issues and allergic reactions.
FD&C Colors- Chemical dyes linked to hyperactivity and could disrupt normal hormone function.
Carbon Black- A black powder used as pigments in Eyeliners, Mascara, Nail Polish. Linked to cancer and organ system toxicity.
Triclosan- Synthetic chlorinated compound. Linked to allergies, eczema, asthma, immune issues, and thyroid issues.
Parabens- Series of para-hydroxy benzoic acid. Found in various cosmetic products because they are effective as preservatives. Parabens are linked to breast cancer and reproductive issues.
Phthalates- Chemicals linked to developmental issues, reproductive issues, and cancer. This ingredient is banned in Europe but some cosmetic companies still use this ingredient in the U.S.
Petroleum- Made from crude oil. Known to clog pores.
BHA & BHT- Butylated hydroxyanisole and butylated hydroxytoluene are synthetic chemicals used as preservatives. Linked to liver cancer, kidney cancer, and reproductive issues.
MEA/DEA/TEA- Ammonia compounds. Linked to cancer.
Beeswax- Wax derived by melting the honeybee comb.
Carmine/Cochineal- Also know as crimson lake and natural red 4. It’s a pigment derived by boiling and crushing beetles. Commonly used to color lipsticks, eyeshadows, and blush.
Gelatin- Protein of animals obtained by boiling animal skin, bones, mainly derived from pigs and cows.
Lanolin- A waxy substance that is extracted from the wool of sheep.
Squalene- derived from shark's liver. Squalene can also be derived from olive oil, the squalene we use in our products is derived from olive oil, not from shark liver oil.
Retinol/ Retinyl Palmitate- Derived from animal sources and linked to developmental issues, tumors, and cancer.
Tallow- Derived from beef fat. May cause eczema and blackheads.
Guanine- Obtained from the scales of fish.
Collagen- Derived from animal tissue.
Angora Hair- Hair of the Angora rabbit or goats.
Boar Bristles- Hair of wild hogs.
Cysteine, L-form- An acid that comes from animal hair.
Cera Flav- Also known as beeswax.
Fats/ Fatty Acids- Derived from animal fats.
Hyaluronic Acid- Derived from animal protein. It could be Vegan if plant-based.
Royal Jelly- Derived from honeybees.
Silk Powder- Derived from the secretion of silkworms.
All information on this page is conducted through our own research. All Rights Reserved for www.shimmermegorgeous.com. Please note the information above is not to treat or cure any disease but to simply inform you. It is not possible to list every single toxic and animal-derived ingredient on one page. If you would like to look into ingredients further please look at the additional resources below.