PEG Free Cosmetics

How easy is it to find PEG free beauty products?

It may seem impossible to find PEG free beauty products but it's not a lost cause. You simply have to skim past the mainstream and commercial brands. Green People and Aurelia Probiotic Skincare are two PEG free brands we know and love.

What is PEG free beauty?

PEG is the abbreviation of polyethylene glycol, which is not its own individual compound but rather a mixture of chemicals and polymers. Polyethylene is a common plastic and when paired with glycol it transforms into a thick, sticky liquid.

PEG free products don't contain any PEGs.

What are good PEG free alternatives?

It's time to dig deep and explore the world of organic and natural beauty. In Europe, PEGs are completely off the cards for certified organic cosmetics, which makes it a little easier to avoid them – however, always be sure to check the label.

Who should use PEG free beauty products?

Those with severely dry, damaged and broken skin should probably give PEG-infused products a miss as they will spark unwanted irritation. Vegans should also look into using PEG free products as some PEGs have traces of animal extracts – good alternatives include vegetable glycerine.

Why do we need PEG free beauty products?

PEGs are generally recognized as safe and well tolerated by the skin, but they can be responsible for a few complications. The main problem is that they can cause skin irritation and severe hypersensitivity. The compound acts as a penetration enhancer, meaning that it allows ingredients in cosmetics to be absorbed quickly and easily. When PEGs are combined with troublesome ingredients, it's likely that the reaction isn't going to be good.

Plus, PEGs are much more common than you think. You can find them lurking anywhere, from your toothpaste, moisturizers and shampoos to laxatives and fuel. They're often used in cosmetics as an emollient (to soften skin), an emulsifier (to help water and oil-based ingredients mix properly) or to deliver ingredients deeper into the skin.

See our peg free guide to answer your questions like how easy is it to find PEG free beauty products and what is PEG free beauty.

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Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa '40 Hair & Body Fragrance Mist
Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa '40 Hair & Body Fragrance Mist
$20.00 $26.30
-30%
Frank Body The Multi Maskers Kit
Frank Body The Multi Maskers Kit
$14.50 $20.70
-31%
Frank Body Original Lip Duo
Frank Body Original Lip Duo
$13.50 $19.30
-21%
Sol de Janeiro Bom Dia Bright Body Cream
Sol de Janeiro Bom Dia Bright Body Cream
$22.00 $27.60
Frank Body Cacao Coffee Scrub
Frank Body Cacao Coffee Scrub
$9.50
Frank Body Peppermint Coffee Scrub
Frank Body Peppermint Coffee Scrub
$9.50
Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Jet Set
Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Jet Set
$28.00
Goop Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator
Goop Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator
$42.00
Goop 15% Glycolic Acid Overnight Glow Peel
Goop 15% Glycolic Acid Overnight Glow Peel
$45.00
Goop G.Tox Malachite & AHA Purifying Tonic
Goop G.Tox Malachite & AHA Purifying Tonic
$75.00
Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Jet Set
Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Jet Set
$28.00
Goop "the Martini" Emotional Detox Bath Soak
Goop "the Martini" Emotional Detox Bath Soak
$40.00
Goop G.Tox Malachite & Fruit Extracts Purifying Cleanser
Goop G.Tox Malachite & Fruit Extracts Purifying Cleanser
$48.00
Frank Body In Your Dreams Sleep Scrub & Soak
Frank Body In Your Dreams Sleep Scrub & Soak
$16.50
Goop GoopGlow 20% Vitamin C & Hyaluronic Glow Serum
Goop GoopGlow 20% Vitamin C & Hyaluronic Glow Serum
$125.00
Allies of Skin 35% Vitamin C+ Perfecting Serum
Allies of Skin 35% Vitamin C+ Perfecting Serum
$139.00
Allies of Skin Molecular Silk Amino Hydrating Cleanser
Allies of Skin Molecular Silk Amino Hydrating Cleanser
$51.10
Frank Body Scrub Squad Kit
Frank Body Scrub Squad Kit
$24.20
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
Maison Louis Marie No.12 Bousval Eau De Parfum
Maison Louis Marie No.12 Bousval Eau De Parfum
$88.00
Maison Louis Marie No.09 Vallee De Farney Perfume Oil
Maison Louis Marie No.09 Vallee De Farney Perfume Oil
$59.00
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
Maison Louis Marie No.12 Bousval Perfume Oil
Maison Louis Marie No.12 Bousval Perfume Oil
$59.00
Maison Louis Marie No.09 Vallee De Farney Eau De Parfum
Maison Louis Marie No.09 Vallee De Farney Eau De Parfum
$88.00
Maison Louis Marie No.05 Kandilli Perfume Oil
Maison Louis Marie No.05 Kandilli Perfume Oil
$59.00
Maison Louis Marie No.04 Bois De Balincourt Perfume Oil
Maison Louis Marie No.04 Bois De Balincourt Perfume Oil
$59.00
Maison Louis Marie No.04 Bois De Balincourt Deodorant
Maison Louis Marie No.04 Bois De Balincourt Deodorant
$20.00
Maison Louis Marie No.04 Bois De Balincourt Body Oil
Maison Louis Marie No.04 Bois De Balincourt Body Oil
$47.00
Maison Louis Marie No.04 Bois De Balincourt Body Lotion
Maison Louis Marie No.04 Bois De Balincourt Body Lotion
$35.00
Maison Louis Marie No.04 Bois De Balincourt Body & Hand Wash
Maison Louis Marie No.04 Bois De Balincourt Body & Hand Wash
$29.00
Maison Louis Marie No.03 L'Etang Noir Perfume Oil
Maison Louis Marie No.03 L'Etang Noir Perfume Oil
$59.00
Maison Louis Marie No.02 Le Long Fond Perfume Oil
Maison Louis Marie No.02 Le Long Fond Perfume Oil
$59.00
Maison Louis Marie Antidris Cassis Eau De Parfum
Maison Louis Marie Antidris Cassis Eau De Parfum
$88.00
Maison Louis Marie Antidris Cassis Perfume Oil
Maison Louis Marie Antidris Cassis Perfume Oil
$59.00
Allies of Skin Multi Nutrient & Dioic Renewing Cream
Allies of Skin Multi Nutrient & Dioic Renewing Cream
$131.10
Frank Body Charcoal Body Scrub & Mask
Frank Body Charcoal Body Scrub & Mask
$20.70
Frank Body Poreifics Kit
Frank Body Poreifics Kit
$33.80
REN Atlantic Kelp & Microalgae Anti-Fatigue Toning Body Oil
REN Atlantic Kelp & Microalgae Anti-Fatigue Toning Body Oil
$52.00
Frank Body Glow Mask
Frank Body Glow Mask
$6.90
Frank Body Caffeinated Face Moisturizer
Frank Body Caffeinated Face Moisturizer
$6.90
Frank Body Coconut Coffee Scrub
Frank Body Coconut Coffee Scrub
$16.50
Frank Body Lip Balm
Frank Body Lip Balm
$12.40
Frank Body Charcoal Face Cleanser
Frank Body Charcoal Face Cleanser
$6.90
REN & Now To Sleep Pillow Spray
REN & Now To Sleep Pillow Spray
$29.00
REN Rosa Centifolia No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm
REN Rosa Centifolia No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm
$34.00
Frank Body Express O Scrub
Frank Body Express O Scrub
$20.70
Frank Body A Beauty Scrub
Frank Body A Beauty Scrub
$19.30
Frank Body Cherry Bomb Lip Scrub
Frank Body Cherry Bomb Lip Scrub
$16.50
REN Non Drying Spot Treatment
REN Non Drying Spot Treatment
$24.00
Frank Body Lip & Cheek Tint
Frank Body Lip & Cheek Tint
$12.40
REN Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream
REN Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream
$55.00
Frank Body Anti Drama Face Mask
Frank Body Anti Drama Face Mask
$6.90
Frank Body Caffeinated Scalp Scrub
Frank Body Caffeinated Scalp Scrub
$19.30
Frank Body Caffeinated Hair Mask
Frank Body Caffeinated Hair Mask
$17.90
Frank Body Original Face Scrub
Frank Body Original Face Scrub
$6.90
REN Scent To Sleep Set
REN Scent To Sleep Set
$58.00
Frank Body Rose Gold Shimmer Scrub
Frank Body Rose Gold Shimmer Scrub
$22.10
Sol de Janeiro Rio Deo Aluminum-Free Deodorant
Sol de Janeiro Rio Deo Aluminum-Free Deodorant
$16.00
REN Evercalm Redness Relief Serum
REN Evercalm Redness Relief Serum
$60.00
-10%
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bod Buff Smoothing Scrub 'N' Mask
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bod Buff Smoothing Scrub 'N' Mask
$22.50 $25.00
Goop G.Tox Glacial Marine Clay Body Cleanser
Goop G.Tox Glacial Marine Clay Body Cleanser
$30.00
Goop G.Tox Detox 5 Salt Bath Soak
Goop G.Tox Detox 5 Salt Bath Soak
$35.00
Goop GoopGenes Marine Collagen Superpowder
Goop GoopGenes Marine Collagen Superpowder
$20.00
Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow Face Cream
Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow Face Cream
$15.90
-40%
REN Clarimatte T Zone Balancing Gel Cream
REN Clarimatte T Zone Balancing Gel Cream
$31.20 $52.00
-20%
Weleda Evening Primrose Concentrate
Weleda Evening Primrose Concentrate
$45.30 $56.60
-24%
Dr Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk
Dr Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk
$29.75 $39.00
-20%
Weleda Pomegranate Firming Night Cream
Weleda Pomegranate Firming Night Cream
$33.70 $42.10
-20%
Weleda Pomegranate Firming Day Cream
Weleda Pomegranate Firming Day Cream
$33.70 $42.10
-25%
Sienna X Sleep Q10 Tinted Self Tan Mousse
Sienna X Sleep Q10 Tinted Self Tan Mousse
$23.80 $31.70
-21%
Weleda Wild Rose Body Oil
Weleda Wild Rose Body Oil
$30.10 $37.70
-20%
Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Night Cream
Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Night Cream
$27.40 $34.20
-20%
Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Eye Cream
Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Eye Cream
$27.40 $34.20
-20%
Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Day Cream
Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Day Cream
$27.40 $34.20
-20%
Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Facial Lotion
Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Facial Lotion
$27.40 $34.20
-25%
Dr. Hauschka Eye Make Up Remover
Dr Hauschka Eye Make Up Remover
$19.50 $26.00
-11%
REN Evercalm Anti-Redness Serum
REN Evercalm Anti-Redness Serum
$52.00 $58.00
-28%
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Touch Hand Cream
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Touch Hand Cream
$15.00 $20.70
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Frequently Asked Questions about PEG Free products

How easy is it to find PEG free beauty products?

It may seem impossible to find PEG free beauty products but it's not a lost cause. You simply have to skim past the mainstream and commercial brands. Green People and Aurelia Probiotic Skincare are two PEG free brands we know and love.

What is PEG free beauty?

PEG is the abbreviation of polyethylene glycol, which is not its own individual compound but rather a mixture of chemicals and polymers. Polyethylene is a common plastic and when paired with glycol it transforms into a thick, sticky liquid.

PEG free products don't contain any PEGs.

What are good PEG free alternatives?

It's time to dig deep and explore the world of organic and natural beauty. In Europe, PEGs are completely off the cards for certified organic cosmetics, which makes it a little easier to avoid them – however, always be sure to check the label.

Who should use PEG free beauty products?

Those with severely dry, damaged and broken skin should probably give PEG-infused products a miss as they will spark unwanted irritation. Vegans should also look into using PEG free products as some PEGs have traces of animal extracts – good alternatives include vegetable glycerine.

Why do we need PEG free beauty products?

PEGs are generally recognized as safe and well tolerated by the skin, but they can be responsible for a few complications. The main problem is that they can cause skin irritation and severe hypersensitivity. The compound acts as a penetration enhancer, meaning that it allows ingredients in cosmetics to be absorbed quickly and easily. When PEGs are combined with troublesome ingredients, it's likely that the reaction isn't going to be good.

Plus, PEGs are much more common than you think. You can find them lurking anywhere, from your toothpaste, moisturizers and shampoos to laxatives and fuel. They're often used in cosmetics as an emollient (to soften skin), an emulsifier (to help water and oil-based ingredients mix properly) or to deliver ingredients deeper into the skin.

Alex Bryson

Written by Alex Bryson, Content Editor

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