Here is David Suzuki’s Dirty Dozen list.
Aitia does not use any of these ingredients.
– BHA and BHT Used mainly in moisturizers and makeup as
preservatives. Suspected endocrine disruptors and may cause cancer
(BHA). Harmful to fish and other wildlife.
2 – Coal tar dyes: p-phenylenediamine and colours listed as "CI" followed by a five digit number
In addition to coal tar dyes, natural and inorganic pigments used in
cosmetics are also assigned Colour Index numbers (in the 75000 and
77000 series, respectively).
Look for p-phenylenediamine hair dyes and in other products colours
listed as "CI" followed by five digits.1 The U.S. colour name may also
be listed (e.g. "FD&C Blue No. 1" or "Blue 1"). Potential to cause
cancer and may be contaminated with heavy metals toxic to the brain
DEA-related ingredients [cocamide DEA and lauramide DEA] Used in creamy and
foaming moisturizers and shampoos. Can react to form
nitrosamines, which may cause cancer. Harmful to fish and
other wildlife. Look also for related chemicals MEA and TEA.
Dibuytl phthalate Used as a plasticizer in some nail-care
products. Suspected endocrine disrupter and reproductive
toxicant. Harmful to fish and other wildlife.
Formaldehyde releasing preservatives such as DMDM hydantoin,
diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, methenamine and
quarternium-15. Used in a
variety of cosmetics. Slowly release small amounts of
formaldehyde, which causes cancer.
Parabens [Paraben, methylparaben, butylparaben and propylparaben] Used
in a variety of cosmetics as preservatives. Suspected
endocrine disrupters and may interfere with male
– Parfum (a.k.a. fragrance) Any mixture of fragrance ingredients
used in a variety of cosmetics — even in some products marketed as
"unscented." Some fragrance ingredients can trigger allergies and
asthma. Some linked to cancer and neurotoxicity. Some harmful to fish
and other wildlife
8 – PEG
Compounds Used in many cosmetic cream bases.
Can be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, which may cause
cancer. Also for related chemical propylene glycol and other ingredients with the letters "eth" (e.g., polyethylene glycol).
Petrolatum Used in some hair products for shine and as a
moisture barrier in some lip balms, lip sticks and
moisturizers. A petroleum product that can be contaminated
with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which may cause
Siloxanes Look for ingredients ending in "-siloxane" or "-methicone." Used in a variety of
cosmetics to soften, smooth and moisten. Suspected endocrine
disrupter and reproductive toxicant (cyclotetrasiloxane).
Harmful to fish and other wildlife.0.
Sodium laureth sulphate Used in foaming cosmetics,
such as shampoos, cleansers and bubble bath. Can be
contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, which may cause cancer.
Triclosan Used in antibacterial cosmetics, such as
toothpastes, cleansers and deodorants. Suspected endocrine
disrupter and may contribute to antibiotic resistance in
bacteria. Harmful to fish and other wildlife.
Sourced at the David Suzuki Foundation