Toxic List

At LeCerre Skincare, we choose to follow our own strict guidelines to create clean, non-toxic skincare.  Beauty and cosmetic products are not FDA-Approved but rather, FDA-Regulated.  In the United States, government oversight of cosmetics companies comes under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, passed in 1938. The act is focused mainly on regulating adulterated or misbranded products, or products that are falsely packaged. However, labeling products as natural or organic does not qualify as misbranding. The 1938 act also does not require the FDA to recall potentially dangerous items or monitor the ingredients used in products.

Many ingredients used in make up and skin care products in the USA are banned in other countries. And for good reason. They are harmful. Especially when used long term. The European Union has already banned 1,328 chemicals from cosmetics, the US has only banned 11 to date.

So, to help you learn about ingredients to avoid, check out our list.

  • Benzalkonium Chloride

  • Butylatedhydroxy Anisole and Butylated Hydroxytoluene

  • Coal tar hair dyes and other coal tar ingredients

  • Ethanolamines (MEA/DEA/TEA)

  • Formaldehyde

  • 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3 diol (Bronopol)

  • Methylisothiazolinone and methylchloroisothiazolinone

  • Hydroquinone

  • Parabens (methyl-, isobutyl-, propyl- and others)

  • Phthalates (DBP, DEHP, DEP and others)

  • Polyethylene glycol (PEG compounds)

  • Retinyl palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate)

  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS and SLES)

  • Synthetic flavor or fragrance

  • Toluene

  • Triclosan and Triclocarban

  • Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)/perfluorooactanoic acid (PFOA)

  • Polyacrylamide

  • Styrene

  • 1,4-dioxane

  • Oxybenzone, Benzophenone, Homosalate, and Octinoxate (Chemical UV filters)

  • Triclosan