Look out for common moisturizers such as mineral oil, petrolatum and ceresin (wax) (better known as Vaseline, petroleum jelly, or paraffin jelly).

At Start Living Natural we look for the best products for your body that do NOT include the following.

The following ingredients can be toxic to your body:

  • Alkyloamides
  • Aluminum
  • Alcohol
  • Aminomethyl Propanol
  • Butylated hydroxianisole (BHA)/Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)
  • Ceteareths
  • Color “FD&C Blue 1 and FD&C Green 3 are carcinogenic, and FD&C Red 33, FD&C Yellow 5, and FC&C Yellow 6
  • DEA – Diethanolamides
  • Disodium EDTA
  • Distearyldimonium Chloride
  • Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer
  • Farnesol
  • Fragrance
  • Glyceryl Oleat
  • Glycols: propylene glycol; glycerin; ethylene glycol; carbitol; diethylene glycol
  • Lanolin
  • Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone
  • MEA – Monoethanolamides
  • MIPA – Monoisopropanolamides
  • Oxybenzone
  • PEG or Ethoxylated
  • Petro-products
  • Polyacrylamide
  • Polyethylene
  • Preservatives
  • Parabens
  • Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment and Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment
  • Silicone derived emollients
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Talc
  • TEA – Triethanolamides
  • Triethanolamine
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    Parabens
    Concern: Endocrine disruption
    Propyl paraben
    Isopropyl paraben
    Butyl paraben
    Isobutyl paraben

    Formaldehyde and formaldehyde-like chemicals
    Concern: cancer, sensitization
    Formaldehyde
    Methylene glycol

    Formaldehyde releasers
    Concern: Contact dermatitis
    DMDM hydantoin
    Imidazolidinyl urea
    Diazolidinyl urea
    Quaternium-15
    Bronopol (2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol)
    5-Bromo-5-nitro-1,3-dioxane
    (sodium) Hydroxymethylglycinate
    Polyoxymethylene urea
    Methenamine
    Glyoxal

    Isothiazolinones
    Concern: Contact dermatitis
    Methylchlorylisothiazolinone
    Methylisothiazolinone
    Benzoisothiazolinone

    Retinyl Palmitate/Retinoids
    Concern: phototoxicity

    Lead acetate
    Concern: cancer, reproductive/developmental toxicity
    Triclosan

    Triclocarban
    Concern: endocrine disruption, ecotoxicity

    Toluene
    Concern: reproductive and developmental toxicity, respiratory irritation

    Phenacetin
    Concern: cancer

    Thimerosal
    Concern: developmental neurotoxicity

    Ethanolamines
    Concern: asthma, for DEA cancer, reproductive and developmental toxicity.
    Monoethanolamine
    Diethanolamine
    Triethanolamine

    2-butoxyethanol
    Concern: respiratory and hematopoietic toxicity

    Octyl methoxycinnamate (OMC)
    Oxybenzone (benzophenone-3)
    Concern: endocrine disruption

    Hydroquinone
    Concern: suspected carcinogen, kidney damage in animals

    Styrene
    Concern: cancer
    Triphenyl phosphate
    Concern: endocrine disruption

    Cocamide DEA
    Concern: cancer (prop 65 listed, concern likely due to DEA contamination)

    BHA
    BHT
    Concern: cancer and developmental effects in animals

    Propyl gallate
    Concern: incomplete data on reproductive toxicity, some evidence of
    endocrine disruption

    Carbon black
    Concern: cancer, contamination with petrochemicals such as PAHs

    Nitro- and polycyclic musks
    Concern: endocrine disruption

    Musk xylene
    Musk ketone
    Musk ambrette (synthetic)
    Galaxolide
    Tonalide
    Phantolide
    Celestolide
    Traseolide
    Versalide
    Cashmeran

    Animal-derived ingredients
    Concern: animal welfare
    Emu oil
    Equine oil
    Mink oil

    Bithionol
    Concern: photosensitization

    Chloroform
    Concern: cancer

    Halogenated salicylanilides
    di-, tri-, metabromsalan and tetrachlorosalicylanilide
    Concern: dermal toxicity

    Hexachlorophene
    Concern: neurotoxicity

    Mercury compounds
    Concern: neurotoxicity

    Methylene chloride
    Concern: cancer

    Vinyl chloride
    Concern: cancer
    Zirconium-containing complexes
    Concern: respiratory and dermal toxicity

    Phthalates 
    Concern: Endocrine disruption/developmental/repro toxicity
    Dibutyl phthalate
    Dimethyl phthalate
    Butylbenzyl phthalate
    Diethyl phthalate


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