Common hazardous ingredients:

BHA, diazolidinyl urea, DMDM  hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, isopropyl alcohol, mercury, mineral oil, parabens, polyethylene glycol (PEG), phthalates, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, talc, triclosan,

Potential hazards:

  • Flammable
  • Skin irritation
  • Can cause respiratory issues when inhaled
  • Some ingredients have been found to be endocrine disruptors when tested on animals.
  • Expectant mothers may unknowingly expose unborn children to toxic chemicals absorbed by the skin or inhaled.


  • Follow label directions.
  • Never share makeup.


  • Keep container tightly closed when not in use and store in a secure area away from children.
  • Keep container out of sun and heat.


  • Best: Use up or give away. Rinse container and dispose of in the garbage.
  • Second best: Take to a hazardous waste facility or collection event.


  • Go makeup free!
  • Browse the web for non-toxic cosmetic brands, the EWG Skin Deep page is a good place to start.