the no-no list
When we created glowoasis, we banned 1640+ EU regulated ingredients, plus an additional 460 questionable ingredients. We call this the no-no list.
If any ingredient that falls into any of the below categories, it stays out of our certified-vegan formulas.
animal-derived / animal-by ingredients
ethanolamines (tea, dea)
May cause allergic reactions, including eye problems, dry hair & skin.
formaldehyde / formaldehyde releasers / formaldehyde donor preservatives - preservative
Known to be skin irritant & to cause allergic reactions, toxic after long-term exposure.
nonylphenol & nonylphenol ethoxylates - emulsifier
Known to be skin and eye irritant.
parabens - preservative
Easily penetrates skin & affects the hormone system.
phenoxyethanol - preservative/solvent
Known to be skin & eye irritant.
phthalates - plasticizer
Enhances cosmetic texture, but may be toxic/cause cancer.
May cause allergic reactions, skin sensitization, and/or eye irritation.
synthetic sulfates (SLS, SLES)
Known to be skin irritant & to strip natural oil from skin
triclosan / triclocarban / benzalkonium chloride - antibacterial preservative
May affect the hormone system, irritate skin & cause environmental pollution.
toluene - solvent
Toxic chemical, it can result in headaches, dizziness and cracked skin.