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Formulate without “The Dirty Ten”: 10 Ingredients We Avoid for Safe and Sustainable Skincare

At TiN5, we are committed to providing clean, safe, and sustainable skin-health solutions that promote both your skin’s health and the well-being of our planet. We take pride in formulating our solutions without what we call “The Dirty Ten” – ten commonly used ingredients in the traditional beauty industry that we believe are best avoided. Let’s delve into each of these ingredients and understand why they don’t have a place in TiN5’s formulations.

BHA and BHT: Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) are synthetic antioxidants used to extend product shelf life. However, studies have raised concerns about their potential toxicity and adverse effects on human health.

Dehydrating Alcohols: Ingredients like ethanol and denatured alcohol are fast-drying alcohols commonly used in skincare products. They can disrupt the skin’s natural barrier function, leading to dryness, irritation, and potential damage.

Petroleum: Commonly found in skincare products due to its occlusive properties. However, it forms a film on the skin that can clog pores and hinder its ability to breathe and function optimally.

Oxybenzone and Octinoxate: These chemical sunscreen filters have been associated with coral reef damage and have raised concerns about their potential endocrine-disrupting effects in humans.

Parabens: Parabens, such as methylparaben and propylparaben, are preservatives used to prevent microbial growth in cosmetics. However, research suggests they may possess estrogenic activity and have the potential to disrupt hormonal balance.

Phthalates: Phthalates, commonly used as plasticizers in various products, including cosmetics, have been linked to adverse effects on reproductive and developmental health.

Silicones: While silicones can provide a silky texture and help products spread easily, they can also form a barrier on the skin that may interfere with its natural functions, leading to potential congestion and dullness.

SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate): SLS is a surfactant used in many cleansers and foaming products. However, it can strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation, particularly for those with sensitive skin.

Synthetic Dyes: Artificial colourants used in skincare products can be derived from non-renewable resources and may cause skin sensitivities or allergic reactions in some individuals.

Synthetic Fragrance: Fragrance blends often contain undisclosed ingredients and potential allergens. They can be a source of skin irritation, sensitisation, and even respiratory concerns for certain individuals.

Safe For Your Face, Safe For Our Planet

By formulating without “The Dirty Ten,” TiN5 ensures that our solutions are free from potentially harmful ingredients, promoting the well-being of your skin and the environment. We believe in the power of safe and effective ingredients that have been thoroughly researched and selected for their skin benefits.

Our commitment to clean beauty is reinforced by scientific studies, industry insights, and community feedback. We continuously stay updated with the latest research to ensure that our formulations align with the highest safety standards and meet the evolving needs of our community.

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