Tip Card: Health and Beauty
Prevention starts with your morning routine.
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Tip 1: Simplify
Some beauty products contain carcinogens and hormone-disrupting chemicals. Decrease your exposure by using fewer products with simpler ingredients.
Tip 2: Avoid "fragrance"
"Fragrance" can contain dozens, even hundreds, of chemicals—including hormone-disrupting phthalates. Avoid synthetic fragrance and opt for products that are fragrance-free or contain natural fragrances like essential oils.
Tip 3: Ingredients to avoid
Avoid products with DMDM hydantoin and imidazolidinyl urea; parabens or any word ending in “-paraben”; “PEG” and words ending in “-eth”; triclosan and triclocarban; triethanolamine (TEA); hydroquinone and oxybenzone.
Tip 4: Products to avoid
- Anti-aging creams with lactic, glycolic, AHA or BHA acids
- Hair dyes, especially dark permanent dyes
- Nail polish and removers with formaldehyde, DBP or toluene
- Skin lighteners with hydroquinone