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Think Dirty Ingredient Breakdown: Talc

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Disclaimer: This article is slightly longer than usual! There is a lot of important information on Talc, its usages, and the ongoing controversy, and we wanted to give the clearest picture possible. For this reason, we’ve included a TL;DR below.

TL;DR: The safety of Talc, the main ingredient in baby powder and other products, is highly 2controversial.

  • Johnson & Johnson (J&J), one of the most popular...

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Think Dirty Ingredient Breakdown: Nail Polish

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Think Dirty Ingredient Breakdown: Nail Polish 

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.

Today, we’ll look at several ingredients in a product used by millions of people daily: nail polish. Although nobody really needsnail polish, many people (ourselves...

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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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