Talc is a mineral substance linked to irritation, cancer and organ system toxicity. Talc exposure, especially via personal care products, can also lead to a diseased respiratory tract as characterized by laboured breathing and coughing.
Triclosan is an antibacterial agent that has been linked to concerns such as endocrine disruption, bioaccumulation, and the emergence of bacteria resistant to antibacterial products. It is also toxic to aquatic ecosystems.
EDTA is a preservative that can cause irritation. It can also cause some ingredients to be more absorbed by skin– we don't want significant absorption: our formulas are created to be appropriate strengths for kids' skin.
Phthalates are a group of chemicals used to make plastics more flexible and harder to break. Phthalates are linked to endocrine disruption, developmental and reproductive toxicity, and cancer and have been banned from cosmetic products in the EU.
Sulfates are typically used as foaming and cleansing agents: some sodium sulfates are known allergens, as well as skin, scalp, and eye irritants. We don't use these types and opt for better alternatives.
Silicones tend to be “filler” and don’t contribute much to product efficacy. Further, for acne-prone people, silicones can act as a ‘barrier’ and trap oil, dirt, and dead skin cells, making acne worse. They are also bio accumulative: once they’re rinsed down the drain, they contribute to the build-up of pollution in oceans and waterways and may not break down for hundreds of years.