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Think Dirty Ingredient Breakdown: DEA

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Welcome back to another edition of the Think Dirty ingredient breakdown, where we decode all types of controversial, interesting, and common ingredients found in our everyday products.

In this post, we tackle a group of ingredients and called Ethanolamines. The most common and well-known compound in this group of related ingredients is called Diethanolamine, or DEA. DEA is foundin many household...

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Think Dirty Ingredient Breakdown: Retinyl Palmitate

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If you stay up to date on news in the skincare community, you may have seen or heard the controversy in the past several years around the use of the ingredient Retinyl Palmitate. If not, keep reading to learn where the controversy originated, and dive into the science surrounding it.

Retinyl Palmitate, sometimes written as Vitamin A Palmitate, is a synthetic alternative for Retinyl Acetate, a...

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Think Dirty Ingredient Breakdown: Coal Tar Dyes

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If the name “Coal Tar Dye” makes you pause for a second, the meaning, unfortunately, will not provide much relief. Coal Tar Dyes are a group of artificial ingredients consisting of colours or dyes, present in virtually every cosmetic product. Companies can produce these dyes synthetically or they can be derived directly from coal tar. If you pick up some of your daily products, especially...

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What’s Going On With Your Sunscreen Ingredients?

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We’re here to help you sort through the information and figure out what’s right for you.

Sunscreen is obviously an amazing invention and critical in preventing the serious dangers of skin cancer and sun damage. Finding a sunscreen that’s right for you and your skin is important, but it can be pretty tough. Many people search long and hardfor a sunscreen that will blend seamlessly under makeup and...

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ThinkDirty Ingredient Breakdown: SDS vs. SLS vs. SLES

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Think Dirty Ingredient Breakdown: SDS vs. SLS vs. SLES

If you are a conscious beauty shopper who values clean, safe ingredientsyou may recognize these abbreviations from common household products. Brands like Dove, Pantene, Softsoap, Dawn, and Colgate that most people use every day, often contain SLS or SLES. SLS stands for Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, also known as SDS, Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate. SLES...

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