Banned List

At Bloom Beauty, we believe that your make up, skincare, and hair care should be safe to use, good for you, highly effective and cruelty-free. That’s why we’ve spent years curating the best products for our clients, ensuring that all the products we offer meet our high safety standards, are sustainable and non-toxic. View our Banned Ingredients List to see what ingredients we stay away from and why.

Carcinogen

A carcinogen is any substance, radionuclide, or radiation that promotes carcinogenesis, the formation of cancer. This may be due to the ability to damage the genome or to the disruption of cellular metabolic processes.

  • Aluminum Chlorohydrate
  • BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole) and BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)
  • Butoxyethanol
  • Coal Tar
  • 1,4-dioxane
  • Ethanolamines
  • Formaldehyde
  • Hydroquinone
  • Mineral Oil
  • Parabens
  • Propanol
  • Non-Transparent Synthetic Fragrance
  • Toluene

Aluminum Chlorohydrat

Where you can find it

  • Antiperspirant

Usage

  • Blocks sweat ducts

BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole) and BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)

Where you can find it

  • All types of hair products
  • All types of face products
  • All types of body products
  • All types of cosmetic products

Usage

  • Preservative in both cosmetics and food

Butoxyethanol

Where you can find it

  • All types of hair products
  • All types of face products
  • All types of body products
  • All types of cosmetic products

Usage

  • Viscosity Control
  • Solvent
  • Fragrance additive

Coal Tar

Where you can find it

  • Hair Products
  • Cosmetics

Usage

  • Anti-dandruff
  • Colorant

1,4-dioxane

Where you can find it

  • Products that sud

Usage

  • Contaminant (unmentioned in ingredients list)

Ethanolamines

Where you can find it

  • Moisturizers
  • Cleansers
  • Hair Color
  • Soap and Body Wash
  • Foundation
  • Eye Makeup

Usage

  • Surfactant
  • pH Adjuster

Formaldehyde

Where you can find it

  • Bath products like shampoo, body wash, cleansers
  • Nail Polish
  • Synthetic Eyelash Glues

Usage

  • Preservative

Hydroquinone

Where you can find it

  • Skin whitening products (cleansers, moisturizers)

Usage

  • Bleaches the skin
  • Halts production of melanin pigments
  • Reduces hyperpigmentation

Mineral Oil

Where you can find it

  • All types of face products
  • All types of body products
  • All types of cosmetic products

Usage

  • Moisturizer

Parabens

Where you can find it

  • All types of hair products
  • All types of face products
  • All types of body products
  • All types of cosmetic products

Usage

  • Plasticizers
  • Solubilizer
  • Denaturant

Propanol

Where you can find it

  • All types of hair products
  • All types of face products
  • All types of body products
  • All types of cosmetic products

Usage

  • pH Adjuster
  • Ingredient Stabilizer

Non-Transparent Synthetic Fragrance

Where you can find it

  • All types of hair products
  • All types of face products
  • All types of body products
  • All types of cosmetic products

Usage

  • Fragrance or Parfum

Toluene

Where you can find it

  • Hair Dye
  • Nail polish

Usage

  • Solvent

Reproductive Harm

Reproductive Harm occurs when a chemical interferes with the ability to produce normal, healthy offspring. This includes effects on the female and male reproductive systems, and effects on the developing embryo, fetus, or child, resulting from exposure during pregnancy.

  • Butoxyethanol
  • 1,4-dioxane
  • Ethanolamines
  • Formaldehyde
  • Mercury and mercury compounds
  • Methyl cellosolve
  • Nanoparticles
  • Paraben
  • Phthalates
  • Polyethylene glycol (PEG compounds)
  • Propanol
  • Non-Transparent Synthetic Fragrance
  • Toluene

Butoxyethanol

Where you can find it

  • All types of hair products
  • All types of face products
  • All types of body products
  • All types of cosmetic products

Usage

  • Viscosity Control
  • Solvent
  • Fragrance additive

1,4-dioxane

Where you can find it

  • Products that sud

Usage

  • Contaminant (unmentioned in ingredients list)

Ethanolamines

Where you can find it

  • Moisturizers
  • Cleansers
  • Hair Color
  • Soap and Body Wash
  • Foundation
  • Eye Makeup

Usage

  • Surfactant
  • pH Adjuster

Formaldehyde

Where you can find it

  • Bath products like shampoo, body wash, cleansers
  • Nail Polish
  • Synthetic Eyelash Glues

Usage

  • Preservative

Mercury and mercury compounds

Where you can find it

  • Eye makeup

Usage

  • Preservative
  • Anti-microbial agent

Methyl cellosolve

Where you can find it

  • Anti aging skincare products

Usage

  • Fragrance
  • Solvents
  • Viscosity control

Nanoparticles

Where you can find it

  • Anti-aging products and treatments
  • Sunscreens

Usage

  • *not labeled in ingredients
  • UV protection
  • Penetration and texture enhancer
  • Ingredient stabilizer
  • Preservative

Parabens

Where you can find it

  • All types of hair products
  • All types of face products
  • All types of body products
  • All types of cosmetic products

Usage

  • Plasticizers
  • Solubilizer
  • Denaturant

Phthalates

Where you can find it

  • Synthetic fragrance, hairspray

Usage

  • Plasticizers
  • Solubilizer
  • Denaturant

Polyethylene glycol (PEG compounds)

Where you can find it

  • All types of hair products, moisturizers, foundation

Usage

  • Thickeners
  • Solvents
  • Softeners
  • Moisture-carriers
  • Penetration Enhancers

Propanol

Where you can find it

  • All types of hair products
  • All types of face products
  • All types of body products
  • All types of cosmetic products

Usage

  • pH Adjuster
  • Ingredient Stabilizer

Non-Transparent Synthetic Fragrance

Where you can find it

  • All types of hair products
  • All types of face products
  • All types of body products
  • All types of cosmetic products

Usage

  • Fragrance or Parfum

Toluene

Where you can find it

  • Hair Dye
  • Nail polish

Usage

  • Solvent

Neurotoxicity

The term neurotoxicity refers to damage to the brain or peripheral nervous system caused by exposure to natural or man-made toxic substances. These toxins can alter the activity of the nervous system in ways that can disrupt or kill nerves.

  • Aluminum Chlorohydrate
  • Formaldehyde
  • Mercury and mercury compounds
  • Methyl cellosolve
  • Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone
  • Toluene

Aluminum Chlorohydrate

Where you can find it

  • Antiperspirant

Usage

  • Blocks sweat ducts

Formaldehyde

Where you can find it

  • Bath products like shampoo, body wash, cleansers
  • Nail Polish
  • Synthetic Eyelash Glues

Usage

  • Preservative

Mercury and mercury compounds

Where you can find it

  • Eye makeup

Usage

  • Preservative
  • Anti-microbial agent

Methyl cellosolve

Where you can find it

  • Anti aging skincare products

Usage

  • Fragrance
  • Solvents
  • Viscosity control

Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone

Where you can find it

  • All types of hair products
  • All types of face products
  • All types of body products
  • All types of cosmetic products

Usage

  • Preservatives
  • Fragrance enhancers

Toluene

Where you can find it

  • Hair Dye
  • Nail polish

Usage

  • Solvent

Environmental Harm

Environmental Harm means to cause significant adverse effects on uses of natural resources or on plants or animals.

  • Triclosan

Triclosan

Where you can find it

  • Antibacterial hand and body soap/cleanser
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Antiperspirant

Usage

  • Antimicrobial agent (look for "Microban")

Organ Toxicity / Irritation

Means specific non-lethal effects on organs or organ systems in the body following single exposure to a chemical.

  • Aluminum Chlorohydrate
  • BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole) and BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)
  • Butoxyethanol
  • 1,4-dioxane
  • Ethylenediaminetetraacetic (EDTA)
  • Ethanolamines
  • Formaldehyde
  • Hydroquinone
  • Mercury and mercury compounds
  • Methyl cellosolve
  • Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone
  • Mineral Oil
  • Nanoparticles
  • Parabens
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Propanol
  • Resorcinol
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate
  • Non-Transparent Synthetic Fragrance
  • Toluene
  • Triclosan

Aluminum Chlorohydrate

Where you can find it

  • Antiperspirant

Usage

  • Blocks sweat ducts

BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole) and BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)

Where you can find it

  • All types of hair products
  • All types of face products
  • All types of body products
  • All types of cosmetic products

Usage

  • Preservative in both cosmetics and food

Butoxyethanol

Where you can find it

  • All types of hair products
  • All types of face products
  • All types of body products
  • All types of cosmetic products

Usage

  • Viscosity Control
  • Solvent
  • Fragrance additive

1,4-dioxane

Where you can find it

  • Products that sud

Usage

  • Contaminant (unmentioned in ingredients list)

Ethylenediaminetetraacetic (EDTA)

Where you can find it

  • Moisturizers
  • Cleansers
  • Hair Color
  • Soap and Body Wash
  • Foundation
  • Eye Makeup

Usage

  • Binding agent
  • Penetration enhancer

Ethanolamines

Where you can find it

  • Moisturizers
  • Cleansers
  • Hair Color
  • Soap and Body Wash
  • Foundation
  • Eye Makeup

Usage

  • Surfactant
  • pH Adjuster

Formaldehyde

Where you can find it

  • Bath products like shampoo, body wash, cleansers
  • Nail Polish
  • Synthetic Eyelash Glues

Usage

  • Preservative

Hydroquinone

Where you can find it

  • Skin whitening products (cleansers, moisturizers)

Usage

  • Bleaches the skin
  • Halts production of melanin pigments
  • Reduces hyperpigmentation

Mercury and mercury compounds

Where you can find it

  • Eye makeup

Usage

  • Preservative
  • Anti-microbial agent

Methyl cellosolve

Where you can find it

  • Fragrance
  • Solvents
  • Viscosity control

Usage

  • Anti aging skincare products

Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone

Where you can find it

  • All types of hair products
  • All types of face products
  • All types of body products
  • All types of cosmetic products

Usage

  • Preservatives
  • Fragrance enhancers

Mineral Oil

Where you can find it

  • All types of face products
  • All types of body products
  • All types of cosmetic products

Usage

  • Moisturizer

Nanoparticles

Where you can find it

  • Anti-aging products and treatments
  • Sunscreens

Usage

  • *not labeled in ingredients
  • UV protection
  • Penetration and texture enhancer
  • Ingredient stabilizer
  • Preservative

Parabens

Where you can find it

  • Plasticizers
  • Solubilizer
  • Denaturant

Usage

  • All types of hair products
  • All types of face products
  • All types of body products
  • All types of cosmetic products

Phenoxyethanol

Where you can find it

  • All types of hair products
  • All types of face products
  • All types of body products
  • All types of cosmetic products

Usage

  • Preservative
  • Fragrance Ingredient

Propanol

Where you can find it

  • All types of hair products
  • All types of face products
  • All types of body products
  • All types of cosmetic products

Usage

  • pH Adjuster
  • Ingredient Stabilizer

Resorcinol

Where you can find it

  • Hair care and styling products

Usage

  • Colorant
  • Fragrance ingredient
  • Acne therapy

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate

Where you can find it

  • Shampoo
  • Cleanser
  • Soap
  • Exfoliators
  • Body Wash
  • Bubble Bath

Usage

  • Surfactant
  • Fragrance ingredient
  • Acne therapy

Non-Transparent Synthetic Fragrance

Where you can find it

  • All types of hair products
  • All types of face products
  • All types of body products
  • All types of cosmetic products

Usage

  • Fragrance or Parfum

Toluene

Where you can find it

  • Hair Dye
  • Nail polish

Usage

  • Solvent

Triclosan

Where you can find it

  • Antibacterial hand and body soap/cleanser
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Antiperspirant

Usage

  • Antimicrobial agent (look for "Microban")

DNA/Cell Damage

DNA damage is defined as an alteration in DNA structure that is capable of causing cellular injury and reduces the viability or reproductive fitness of the organism.

  • Chemical UV Blocks
  • Methyl cellosolve
  • Nanoparticles

Chemical UV Blocks

Where you can find it

  • Face Sunscreen
  • Body Sunscreen
  • Cosmetics

Usage

  • Protects from UVA/UVB rays
  • Ingredient stabilizer

Methyl cellosolve

Where you can find it

  • Anti aging skincare products

Usage

  • Fragrance
  • Solvents
  • Viscosity control

Nanoparticles

Where you can find it

  • Anti-aging products and treatments
  • Sunscreens

Usage

  • *not labeled in ingredients
  • UV protection
  • Penetration and texture enhancer
  • Ingredient stabilizer
  • Preservative

Allergen

An allergen is a type of antigen that produces an abnormally vigorous immune response in which the immune system fights off a perceived threat that would otherwise be harmless to the body.

  • Ethanolamines
  • Formaldehyde
  • Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone
  • Mineral Oil
  • Parabens
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate
  • Non-Transparent Synthetic Fragrance

Ethanolamines

Where you can find it

  • Moisturizers
  • Cleansers
  • Hair Color
  • Soap and Body Wash
  • Foundation
  • Eye Makeup

Usage

  • Surfactant
  • pH Adjuster

Formaldehyde

Where you can find it

  • Bath products like shampoo, body wash, cleansers
  • Nail Polish
  • Synthetic Eyelash Glues

Usage

  • Preservative

Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone

Where you can find it

  • All types of hair products
  • All types of face products
  • All types of body products
  • All types of cosmetic products

Usage

  • Preservatives
  • Fragrance enhancers

Mineral Oil

Where you can find it

  • All types of face products
  • All types of body products
  • All types of cosmetic products

Usage

  • Moisturizer

Parabens

Where you can find it

  • All types of hair products
  • All types of face products
  • All types of body products
  • All types of cosmetic products

Usage

  • Plasticizers
  • Solubilizer
  • Denaturant

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate

Where you can find it

  • Shampoo
  • Cleanser
  • Soap
  • Exfoliators
  • Body Wash
  • Bubble Bath

Usage

  • Surfactant
  • Fragrance ingredient
  • Acne therapy

Non-Transparent Synthetic Fragrance

Where you can find it

  • All types of hair products
  • All types of face products
  • All types of body products
  • All types of cosmetic products

Usage

  • Fragrance or Parfum

Endocrine Disruption

Natural or human-made chemicals that may mimic or interfere with the body’s hormones, known as the endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects.

  • Chemical UV Blocks
  • Ethanolamines
  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Polyethylene glycol (PEG compounds)
  • Resorcinol
  • Triclosan

Chemical UV Blocks

Where you can find it

  • Face Sunscreen
  • Body Sunscreen
  • Cosmetics

Usage

  • Protects from UVA/UVB rays
  • Ingredient stabilizer

Ethanolamines

Where you can find it

  • Moisturizers
  • Cleansers
  • Hair Color
  • Soap and Body Wash
  • Foundation
  • Eye Makeup

Usage

  • Surfactant
  • pH Adjuster

Parabens

Where you can find it

  • All types of hair products
  • All types of face products
  • All types of body products
  • All types of cosmetic products

Usage

  • Plasticizers
  • Solubilizer
  • Denaturant

Phthalates

Where you can find it

  • Synthetic fragrance, hairspray

Usage

  • Plasticizers
  • Solubilizer
  • Denaturant

Polyethylene glycol (PEG compounds)

Where you can find it

  • All types of hair products, moisturizers, foundation

Usage

  • Thickeners
  • Solvents
  • Softeners
  • Moisture-carriers
  • Penetration Enhancers

Resorcinol

Where you can find it

  • Hair care and styling products

Usage

  • Colorant
  • Fragrance ingredient
  • Acne therapy

Triclosan

Where you can find it

  • Antibacterial hand and body soap/cleanser
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Antiperspirant

Usage

  • Antimicrobial agent (look for "Microban")

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