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Thank you for making the world a better place and protecting our children by not including these ingredients in your products. 

We ask companies to pledge that they are “Free-Of” the most problematic and harmful ingredients used in consumer products. For example, chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive and endocrine/system toxins, and mutagens. Some of the chemicals on the list are groups of chemicals (e.g. all parabens, all phthalates).

Because Savvy’s goal is to increase safety and transparency, we ask that brands review specifications for all ingredients to ensure there are no surprises. Brands should actively review specification sheets for each ingredient to screen for unwanted/additional “incidental” ingredients (e.g. a spec sheet for “aloe” might reveal that it is really aloe vera extract + diazolidinyl urea + DMDM hydantoin, but only “aloe” would be listed on a product ingredient label). Incidental ingredients are not prohibited unless they are on the Free-Of List.

Prohibited ingredients apply to intentionally added ingredients, intentionally used materials, and known incidental ingredients or contaminants in both product formulation and packaging. 

  • 1,4-dioxane
  • 1,1 dichloroethane
  • 1,3 butadiene
  • 1-(3-chloroallyl)-3,5,7-triaza-1-azoniaadamantane chloride
  • 2,2-(2,5-Thiophenediyl)bis [5-tert-butylbenzoxazole])
  • 2,2-diaminostilbene
  •  2-Bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol
  • acrylic acid
  • aluminum powder
  • aniline blue diammonium salt
  • animal fats and musks 
  • benzalkonium chloride
  • benzene
  • benzidine
  • BHA and BHT
  • bis (triazinyl) -4,4
  • bis(t-Butyl Benzoxazolyl) Thiophene
  • borax
  • carbon tetrachloride
  • chloroform
  • coal tar
  • diazolidinyl urea
  • dibenzothiophene
  • disulfonic acid
  • DMDM hydantion
  • ethanolamines (MEA/DEA/TEA)
  • ethoxylated chemicals
  • ethylene oxide
  • formaldehyde and its donors
  • glyoxal
  • halogenated flame retardants, organophosophorous flame retardants
  • heavy metals - esp. lead, mercury, nickle and cobalt
  • hexane
  • hexavalent chromium
  • hydroquinone
  • imidazolidinyl urea
  • methylpentenol methylthiophene
  • nanoparticles
  • nitilotriacetic acid 
  • nitrosamines
  • N-Nitrosodimethylamine
  • N-Nitosodiethylamine.
  • oxybenzone
  • PAHS
  • parabens
  • perchloroetheylene
  • phthalates
  • placenta extract
  • polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)
  • polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
  • Polyoxymethylene urea
  • polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
  • quaternium-15
  • sodium laureth sulfate (SLES)
  • Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate
  • synthetic fragrance
  • styrene
  • tetrasodium 6,6'
  • toluene
  • triclocarban
  • triclosan