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Phthalates Free Cosmetics
Phthalates are a family of chemical compounds used as either a bonding agent, or else as a means of making plastics more flexible.
You'll find them used in a range of different everyday items, from food packaging to flooring. What we're most interested in, though, is their appearance in our cosmetics, fragrances and personal-care products, and why it is worth going phthalates free.
See our phthalates free guide to answer your questions like why do we need phthalates free beauty products and how easy is it to go phthalates free.
REN Perfect Canvas Clean Jelly Oil Cleanser
Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector
Farsali Rose Gold Elixir
REN Perfect Canvas Serum
Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup
Darphin Exquisage Beauty Revealing Cream
REN Radiance Perfection Serum
Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil
Darphin Soleil Plaisir For Face SPF30
Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser
Darphin Intral Redness Relief Recovery Cream
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Darphin Ideal Resource Overnight Cream
REN Clean Screen Mineral SPF30
REN Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm
Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Skinstick
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick
TAN-LUXE Super Glow Hyaluronic Self Tan Serum
OUAI Treatment Masque
TAN-LUXE The Water Hydrating Self Tan Water
This Works Perfect Legs Skin Miracle
Darphin Soleil Plaisir For Body SPF30
REN Rosa Centifolia Cleansing Gel
This Works Stress Check Face Oil
This Works Perfect Cleavage Firming Lotion
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Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil
Olaplex No.6 Bond Smoother
OUAI Air Dry Foam
Florence by Mills Mind Glowing Peel Off Mask
This Works Sleep Sleep Plus+ Pillow Spray
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REN Satin Perfection BB Cream
Farsali Rose Gold Skin Mist
St Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion
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Florence by Mills Glow Yeah Lip Oil
This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray
This Works Deep Sleep Heavenly Candle
Florence by Mills Look Alive Eye Balm
OUAI Scalp & Body Scrub
REN Clearcalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser
Real Techniques Brush Cleanser
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Florence by Mills Dreamy Dew Moisturiser
Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Water
Amika Velveteen Dream Smoothing Conditioner
Florence by Mills Get Glossed Lip Gloss
TAN-LUXE Instant Hero Self Tan
Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Face Primer
Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Amika Glass Action Universal Elixir
Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Mousse
Bumble and bumble Surf Spray
REN Vita Mineral Lip Balm
OUAI Wave Spray
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Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops
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Frequently Asked Questions about Phthalates Free products
Why do we need phthalates free beauty products?
In recent years, researchers have linked phthalates to a number of different health concerns, including asthma, obesity, breast cancer, type 2 diabetes and male fertility issues. This had led to the creation of phthalates free products.
How easy is it to go phthalates free?
In short, it’s near impossible. Given that they crop up in anything from spices to milk, attempting to lead a wholly phthalates free lifestyle would see you run into some fairly hefty logistical issues.
For all that, the beauty industry has recently overseen a huge upsurge in the number of brands producing phthalates free products. This means that, if you’re looking to minimise the number of potentially harmful chemicals in your life, the world of skin care and cosmetics at least allows for an element of control.
Are fragrances phthalates free?
Very often, a product that contains the word ‘fragrance’ or ‘parfum’ in its ingredient list will contain some level of phthalates and therefore not be phthalates free. If you’re taking steps to remove the chemical from your life, then look for the terms ‘unscented’ and ‘fragrance free’.
What kinds of beauty products are phthalates free?
Just as almost any type of cosmetic or personal care product can contain the chemicals, so too can almost every type easily go without. Anything from facial oils to night creams to lip balms can be labelled as phthalates free. You’ll often find that brands with a focus on natural and organic ingredients tend to produce more phthalate free formulas.