Our fragrance standard

Our fragrances are designed following The Clean at Sephora category requirement - a strict ingredient list prohibiting the use of harmful ingredients such as parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, sulfates and more. View the requirements we adhere to below.

Ingredient

Requirements

INCI Names

Acrylates

Prohibited

Ethyl acrylate, Ethyl methacrylate, Butyl methacrylate, Methyl methacrylate, Hydroxypropyl methacrylate, Tetrahydrofurfuryl methacrylate, Trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate

Aluminum Salts

Prohibited

Aluminum chloride, Aluminum chlorohydrate, Aluminum chlorohydrex, Aluminum dichlorohydrate, Aluminum sesquichlorohydrate, Aluminum zirconium octachlorohydrate, Aluminum zirconium octachlorohydrex gly, Aluminum zirconium pentachlorohydrate, Aluminum zirconium pentachlorohydrex gly, Aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrate, Aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex gly, Aluminum zirconium trichlorohydrate, Aluminum zirconium trichlorohydrex gly tot

Animal Musk's/Fats/Oils

Prohibited (excluding Beeswax, Honey, Lanolin and Carmine)

Benzophenones and related compounds

Prohibited

Butoxyethanol

Prohibited

Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)

Prohibited

Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)

Must be 0.1% or less of total formula

Carbon Black or
Black 2

Prohibited

Coal Tar

Prohibited

Coal tar, Naphtha Multiple, High solvent naphtha, Naphtha distillate, Tar

Ethanolamines

Prohibited

Diethanolamine (DEA), Triethanolamine (TEA), Monoethanolamine (MEA), Ethanolamine (ETA)

Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde-releasing agents

Prohibited

2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol, 5-bromo-5-nitro-1,3-dioxane, Benzylhemiformal, Diazolidinyl urea, Dmdm hydantoin, Formaldehyde, Imidazolidinyl urea, Methenamine, Quaternium-15, Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate

Hydroquinone

Prohibited

2-Acetylhydroquinone, Di-t-Butylhydroquinone, Diamylhydroquinone, Hydroquinone, Hydroquinone Safflowerates

Lead and Lead Acetate

Prohibited

Mercury and Mercury Compounds (Thimerisol)

Prohibited

Methoxyethanol

Prohibited

Methyl Cellosolve

Prohibited

Methylchloroisothiaz-olinone and Methyl-isothiazolinone

Prohibited

Mineral Oil

Prohibited

Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Mineral Oi

Nanomaterials

Restricted use: Limited usage and requirements for nanomaterials as listed in the Annex of cosmetic European regulation 1223/2009 including: Methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol (MBBT) – Annex VI, entry 23a, Titanium Dioxide – Annex VI, entry 27a, Tris-biphenyl triazine – Annex VI, entry 29, Zinc Oxide – Annex VI, entry 30a

Methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol, Titanium Dioxide, Tris-biphenyl triazine , Zinc Oxide

Oxybenzone

Prohibited

Parabens

Prohibited

Petrolatum and Paraffin

Restricted use: USP grade only

Plastic Microbeads

Restricted use: Must be 1% or less of total formula

Polyacrylamide and Acrylamide

Prohibited

Resorcinol

Prohibited

Retinyl Palmitate

Prohibited

Styrene

Prohibited

Bromostyrene, Dea-styrene/acrylates/dvb copolymer, Sodium styrene/divinylbenzene copolymer, Styrene, Styrene oxide

Sulfates

Prohibited

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)

Talc

Restricted use: Only talc with no detection of asbestos according to the raw material specification can be used

Toluene

Prohibited

2,6-Dihydroxyethylaminotoluene, 4-Amino-2-Hydroxytoluene, 4-Amino-2-Hydroxytoluene Sulfate, 4-Methoxytoluene-2,5-Diamine HCl,, Methylstyrene/Vinyltoluene Copolymer, N,N-Diethyltoluene-2,5-Diamine HCl, Potassium Toluenesulfonate, Sodium Toluenesulfonate, Toluene, Toluene Sulfonic Acid, Toluene-2,5-Diamine, Toluene-2,5-Diamine Sulfate, Toluene-2,6-Diamine, Toluene-3,4-Diamine

Triclosan and Triclocarban

Prohibited

Undisclosed Synthetic Fragrance

Restricted use: Allowed providing it meets all of the formulated without list criteria, is cruelty-free, as well as the below additional criteria: 1) In skincare, makeup, and hair products only: synthetic fragrances allowed at concentrations below 1% of total formula, 2) In all product categories fragrance (whether a perfume product or “fragrance” or “parfum” listed on the label) is formulated without PTFE/PFOA, Acetaldehyde, Acetonitrile, Methylene chloride, Benzalkonium chloride, Acetone, Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), and Bisphenol A (BPA).

1,4 Dioxane

Restricted use: Must comply with the thresholds below in final formulas: 1) 10ppm or less for rinse off products (products meant to be rinsed off, wiped off or removed), 2) 2ppm or less for lip products and 7ppm or less for all other leave on products (products that are meant to remain on the skin)

Octinoxate

Prohibited

Octinoxate, Octyl methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate

PFAS compounds

Prohibited

PFASs or PFCs, “perfluor” or “polyfluor” in the ingredient name (e.g. Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), polytetrafluorothylene (PTFE)

Nitromusks and Polycyclic Musks

Prohibited

Musk ketone, Hexamethylindanopyran, Acetyl Hexamethyl Tetralin, Acetyl Hexamethyl Indan

Ethoxylated Ingredients (including PEGS or polyethylene glycol).

Restricted use: 1)Allowed if ingredient meets contamination limits for 1’4 Dioxane and ethylene oxide. 2) Ethylene Oxide: less than 2 ppm for lip products and less then 7 ppm for all other products. 3) 1’4 Dioxane: less then 10 ppm in rinse-off products and less then 3 ppm in leave on products.

All ethoxylated ingredients made with ethylene oxide including (and not limited to) Ceteareth-20, other ingredients ending in “-eth”, polysorbate-20, polysorbate-60, etc., and all PEGS (polyethylene glycol or ingredients with "PEG" in INCI name).

Cyclic Silicones

Prohibited: Cannot be used. Max limit <0.1% as technically unavoidable impurity only (cannot be intentionally added).

Cyclotetrasiloxane or D4, Cyclopentasiloxane or D5, Cyclohexasiloxane or D6, Cyclomethicone

Cyclic Silicones

Prohibited: Cannot be used. Max limit <0.1% as technically unavoidable impurity only (cannot be intentionally added).

Cyclotetrasiloxane or D4, Cyclopentasiloxane or D5, Cyclohexasiloxane or D6, Cyclomethicone

EDTA and derivatives

Restricted use: Allowed if no other technical substitute, if used the max use level is 0.2%, and must be used for chelating only.

EDTA, Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid , Disodium EDTA, Calcium Disodium EDTA, Tetrasodium EDTA, Trisodium EDTA

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