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.