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Paraffin Free Makeup & Cosmetics

What is paraffin free?

Paraffin free products do not contain paraffin – something that, although you may not realize it, you come into contact with on a pretty much daily basis. Many candles are coated in paraffin, some of our delicious cheeses are protected by a layer of paraffin wax and plenty of jams have paraffin toppings. It seems like a harmless component of daily life, yet there are lots of negatives to paraffin, which is why some cosmetics are paraffin free.

Why should we buy paraffin free cosmetics?

Given how commonly and casually paraffin is used in the modern day, it's surprisingly harmful. For instance, when a high number of people in Quebec became seriously ill just before the turn of the millennium, it transpired that paraffin candle emissions were causing lung disorders and tainting the air quality.

Why aren't more beauty products paraffin free?

Quite simply, paraffin is a popular component in makeup, skin, hair and body products because it is incredibly cheap. The dangers and negative effects aren't particularly well known, and manufacturers take advantage of this lack of information to use paraffin in their products. Slowly and surely, though, the dangers are being revealed, creating a new influx of companies that create paraffin free products.

Are paraffin free beauty products more expensive?

Because paraffin is so cheap to source, paraffin free products are often slightly more expensive. However, the health benefits from going paraffin free greatly outweigh the few pennies you'll save by using products with paraffin.

Should some people avoid paraffin free beauty products?

Despite the drawbacks of paraffin, it is still beneficial to some people with skin conditions. You may be prescribed products containing paraffin if you have severely dry skin, and it has been known to increase blood flow, relax muscles and minimize muscle spasms, proving especially helpful for sufferers of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

See our paraffin free guide to answer your questions like are paraffin free beauty products more expensive and what is paraffin free.

Brands With Paraffin Free Products

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  • Supergoop!
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  • Augustinus Bader
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  • Amika
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Shea Moisture Raw Shea & Cupuacu Frizz Defense Gel Cream
Shea Moisture Raw Shea & Cupuacu Frizz Defense Gel Cream
$12.75 $15.20
-17%
Shea Moisture Raw Shea & Cupuacu Frizz Defense Shampoo
Shea Moisture Raw Shea & Cupuacu Frizz Defense Shampoo
$12.75 $15.20
-17%
Shea Moisture Raw Shea & Cupuacu Frizz Defense Conditioner
Shea Moisture Raw Shea & Cupuacu Frizz Defense Conditioner
$12.75 $15.20
-4%
Coola Sunless Tan Dry Oil Mist
Coola Sunless Tan Dry Oil Mist
$44.57 $46.00
Augustinus Bader The Body Lotion
Augustinus Bader The Body Lotion
$100.00
Fenty Skin Total Cleans'r Remove-It-All Cleanser
Fenty Skin Total Cleans'r Remove-It-All Cleanser
$14.00
Fenty Skin Instant Reset Overnight Recovery Gel-Cream
Fenty Skin Instant Reset Overnight Recovery Gel-Cream
$42.00
Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil
Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil
$38.00
Fenty Skin Fat Water Pore Refining Toner Serum
Fenty Skin Fat Water Pore Refining Toner Serum
$30.00
Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream
Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream
$64.00
Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer SPF 30
Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer SPF 30
$38.00
Fenty Skin Flash Nap Instant Revival Eye Gel Cream
Fenty Skin Flash Nap Instant Revival Eye Gel Cream
$34.00
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
$90.00
Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream
Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream
$60.00
Supergoop! Glow Oil SPF 50
Supergoop! Glow Oil SPF 50
$15.00
Coola The Great Barrier Cream Fortifying Moisturizer
Coola The Great Barrier Cream Fortifying Moisturizer
$48.00
Coola Sunless Tan Luminizing Body Serum
Coola Sunless Tan Luminizing Body Serum
$48.00
Coola Rewakening Rosewater Mist Face Spray
Coola Rewakening Rosewater Mist Face Spray
$36.00
Coola Pacific Polish Gentle Sea Salt Facial Exfoliator
Coola Pacific Polish Gentle Sea Salt Facial Exfoliator
$32.00
Coola Moon Silk Moisture Recharging Mask
Coola Moon Silk Moisture Recharging Mask
$48.00
Coola Vital Rush Skin Renewal Serum
Coola Vital Rush Skin Renewal Serum
$52.00
Coola Glowing Greens Detoxifying Facial Cleansing Gel
Coola Glowing Greens Detoxifying Facial Cleansing Gel
$28.00
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 30
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 30
$36.50
Supergoop! PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 30
Supergoop! PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 30
$22.00
Supergoop! Handscreen SPF 40
Supergoop! Handscreen SPF 40
$14.00
Supergoop! Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40
Supergoop! Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40
$36.00
Coola Full Spectrum 360 Degrees Sun Silk Drops
Coola Full Spectrum 360 Degrees Sun Silk Drops
$46.00
Supergoop! CC Screen 100% Mineral CC Cream SPF 50
Supergoop! CC Screen 100% Mineral CC Cream SPF 50
$42.00
Supergoop! (re)setting 100% Mineral Powder SPF 35
Supergoop! (re)setting 100% Mineral Powder SPF 35
$30.00
Supergoop! Shimmershade SPF 30
Supergoop! Shimmershade SPF 30
$24.00
Supergoop! Bright-Eyed 100% Mineral Eye Cream SPF 40
Supergoop! Bright-Eyed 100% Mineral Eye Cream SPF 40
$38.00
Supergoop! PLAY Lip Balm SPF 30
Supergoop! PLAY Lip Balm SPF 30
$9.50
Supergoop! Daily Dose Vitamin C + SPF 40 Serum
Supergoop! Daily Dose Vitamin C + SPF 40 Serum
$46.00
Supergoop! Glow Stick SPF 50
Supergoop! Glow Stick SPF 50
$25.00
Coola Mineral Face SPF 30 Rosilliance BB+ Cream
Coola Mineral Face SPF 30 Rosilliance BB+ Cream
$52.00
Amika The Wizard Detangling Primer
Amika The Wizard Detangling Primer
$26.00
Augustinus Bader The Cream Cleansing Gel
Augustinus Bader The Cream Cleansing Gel
$69.00
Fenty Skin Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream
Fenty Skin Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream
$38.00
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Coola Full Spectrum 360 Degrees Refreshing Water Mist Organic Face Sunscreen SPF 18
Coola Full Spectrum 360 Degrees Refreshing Water Mist Organic Face Sunscreen SPF 18
$36.00 $53.90
-23%
Coola Sunless Tan Firming Lotion
Coola Sunless Tan Firming Lotion
$46.00 $59.40
-22%
Coola Sunless Tan Express Sculpting Mousse
Coola Sunless Tan Express Sculpting Mousse
$48.00 $60.80
-12%
Coola Mineral Body Sunscreen Lotion Fragrance Free SPF 30
Coola Mineral Body Sunscreen Lotion Fragrance Free SPF 30
$32.00 $36.00
-17%
Coola Classic Liplux SPF 30
Coola Classic Liplux SPF 30
$10.00 $12.00
-4%
Coola Pina Colada Sunscreen Spray SPF 30
Coola Pina Colada Sunscreen Spray SPF 30
$24.23 $25.00
Fenty Skin Start'r Set
Fenty Skin Start'r Set
$40.00
Honest Beauty Creme Cheek Blush
Honest Beauty Creme Cheek Blush
$15.99
Coola Classic Sunscreen Stick SPF 30 - Tropical Coconut
Coola Classic Sunscreen Stick SPF 30 - Tropical Coconut
$20.00
Coola Classic Body Organic Sunscreen SPF 70 - Peach Blossom
Coola Classic Body Organic Sunscreen SPF 70 - Peach Blossom
$28.00
Supergoop! Sunnyscreen 100% Mineral Stick SPF 50
Supergoop! Sunnyscreen 100% Mineral Stick SPF 50
$24.00
Supergoop! Sunnyscreen 100% Mineral Spray SPF 50
Supergoop! Sunnyscreen 100% Mineral Spray SPF 50
$28.00
Coola Organic Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Daily Moisturizer
Coola Organic Sunless Tan Anti-aging Daily Moisturizer
$48.00
Coola Mineral Body Organic Sunscreen Spray SPF 30
Coola Mineral Body Organic Sunscreen Spray SPF 30
$28.00
Coola Classic Body Sunscreen SPF 30 - Pina Colada
Coola Classic Body Sunscreen SPF 30 - Pina Colada
$28.00
Coola Scalp & Hair Mist Organic Sunscreen SPF 30
Coola Scalp & Hair Mist Organic Sunscreen SPF 30
$26.00
Coola Facial Mask Brush
Coola Facial Mask Brush
$18.00
Supergoop! Body Butter SPF 40
Supergoop! Body Butter SPF 40
$38.00
Supergoop! Cloud 9 100% Mineral Sun Balm SPF 40
Supergoop! Cloud 9 100% Mineral Sun Balm SPF 40
$26.00
Drunk Elephant Protini Powerpeptide Resurf Serum
Drunk Elephant Protini Powerpeptide Resurf Serum
$82.00
Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 30
Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 30
$36.50
Skinfix Barrier+ Lipid-Boost Body Cream
Skinfix Barrier+ Lipid-Boost Body Cream
$48.00
Skinfix Barrier+ Nutrient Water Misting Tonic
Skinfix Barrier+ Nutrient Water Misting Tonic
$24.00
Skinfix Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Cream
Skinfix Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Cream
$52.00
Skinfix Resurface+ AHA Renewing Cream
Skinfix Resurface+ AHA Renewing Cream
$48.00
Skinfix Remedy+ 911 Ointment
Skinfix Remedy+ 911 Ointment
$26.00
Skinfix Correct+ Dark Spot Corrector
Skinfix Correct+ Dark Spot Corrector
$60.00
Skinfix Barrier+ Foaming Clay Cleanser
Skinfix Barrier+ Foaming Clay Cleanser
$30.00
Skinfix Barrier+ Foaming Oil Cleanser
Skinfix Barrier+ Foaming Oil Cleanser
$30.00
Skinfix Barrier+ Lip Repair Balm
Skinfix Barrier+ Lip Repair Balm
$15.00
Skinfix Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Hyaluronate Serum
Skinfix Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Hyaluronate Serum
$50.00
Skinfix Redness Recovery+ Antioxidant Redness Treatment Overnight Mask
Skinfix Redness Recovery+ Antioxidant Redness Treatment Overnight Mask
$50.00
Skinfix Eczema+ Targeted Body Balm
Skinfix Eczema+ Targeted Body Balm
$26.00
Skinfix Eczema+ Hand Repair Cream
Skinfix Eczema+ Hand Repair Cream
$20.00
Skinfix Eczema+ Extra Strength Body Cream
Skinfix Eczema+ Extra Strength Body Cream
$38.00
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40
$20.00
Coola Classic Face White Tea Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50
Coola Classic Face White Tea Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50
$32.00
Coola Classic Body Sunscreen SPF 30 - Tropical Coconut
Coola Classic Body Sunscreen SPF 30 - Tropical Coconut
$28.00
Coola Classic Body Organic Sunscreen Spray SPF 70 Peach Blossom
Coola Classic Body Organic Sunscreen Spray SPF 70 Peach Blossom
$25.00
Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30
Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30
$42.00
Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer SPF 40
Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer SPF 40
$42.00
Supergoop! PLAY Body Mousse SPF 50 With Blue Sea Kale
Supergoop! PLAY Body Mousse SPF 50 With Blue Sea Kale
$34.00
Supergoop! PLAY Antioxidant Body Mist SPF 50 With Vitamin C
Supergoop! PLAY Antioxidant Body Mist SPF 50 With Vitamin C
$21.00
Supergoop! PLAY Antioxidant Body Mist SPF 30 With Vitamin C
Supergoop! PLAY Antioxidant Body Mist SPF 30 With Vitamin C
$21.00
Supergoop! Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 40
Supergoop! Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 40
$42.00
Supergoop! Mineral Sheerscreen SPF 30
Supergoop! Mineral Sheerscreen SPF 30
$38.00
Supergoop! Glowscreen Body SPF 40
Supergoop! Glowscreen Body SPF 40
$42.00
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Paraffin Free

Frequently Asked Questions about Paraffin Free products

Are paraffin free beauty products more expensive?

Because paraffin is so cheap to source, paraffin free products are often slightly more expensive. However, the health benefits from going paraffin free greatly outweigh the few pennies you'll save by using products with paraffin.

What is paraffin free?

Paraffin free products do not contain paraffin – something that, although you may not realize it, you come into contact with on a pretty much daily basis. Many candles are coated in paraffin, some of our delicious cheeses are protected by a layer of paraffin wax and plenty of jams have paraffin toppings. It seems like a harmless component of daily life, yet there are lots of negatives to paraffin, which is why some cosmetics are paraffin free.

Why should we buy paraffin free cosmetics?

Given how commonly and casually paraffin is used in the modern day, it's surprisingly harmful. For instance, when a high number of people in Quebec became seriously ill just before the turn of the millennium, it transpired that paraffin candle emissions were causing lung disorders and tainting the air quality.

Should some people avoid paraffin free beauty products?

Despite the drawbacks of paraffin, it is still beneficial to some people with skin conditions. You may be prescribed products containing paraffin if you have severely dry skin, and it has been known to increase blood flow, relax muscles and minimize muscle spasms, proving especially helpful for sufferers of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Why aren't more beauty products paraffin free?

Quite simply, paraffin is a popular component in makeup, skin, hair and body products because it is incredibly cheap. The dangers and negative effects aren't particularly well known, and manufacturers take advantage of this lack of information to use paraffin in their products. Slowly and surely, though, the dangers are being revealed, creating a new influx of companies that create paraffin free products.

Luke Chapman

Written by Luke Chapman, Content Writer

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