Beauty Toxins to Avoid

guide to beauty and skincare toxins to avoid

Each parcel shipping from Dhana Self-Care now includes a handy list of 115 Beauty Toxins to Avoid. These toxins are common in the big business of beauty and skincare and yet critically unhealthy to you and your family. With this easy reference guide, it’s easy to make healthy choices! (Find a digital version of the reference, available for download.)

We live in an age where it is important to be conscious of our health and well-being. It’s important to recognize that the products we use on our skin can have a significant impact on our health. Therefore, it is essential to avoid beauty toxins in skincare products.

What are toxins and why should I care?

Toxins are substances that can cause harm to the body. Seemingly insignificant ingredients in lotions, creams, and makeup, when used again and again are harmful to your health and wellbeing. When absorbed, these toxins flow into the bloodstream, causing harm to the body overtime.

Dhana’s full toxins list contains 115 chemical additives. Here are the first ones on the list, their names, synonyms and side affects:

2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (Bronopol):

Commonly found in skincare products such as shampoos, lotions, and creams, these hard to pronounce additives are preservatives. They help to prevent the growth of bacteria in products, however, each have links to skin irritations and common allergic reactions.

4-diamine (hair dyes):

Hair dyes are a popular way to change hair colour, but they contain toxic chemicals such as 4-diamine. This chemical may contribute to bladder cancer. A long-term exposure to hair dyes associates to a risk of cancer.


Accutane is a medication for the treatment of severe acne. While it may aid a clear complexion, it can contribute to serious side effects, such as birth defects, depression, and suicidal thoughts.


Acrylate is a chemical common in nail polish and artificial nails. It can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions.


Acrylamide, used as a thickener in skincare products, contributes to cancer and reproductive toxicity, among other side effects.


Targeting acne, Adapalene is a medication that can cause skin irritation, dryness, and sensitivity to sunlight.

Aizen tartrazine:

This is a common colouring agent in cosmetics and skincare products. It promotes hyperactivity in children and possible allergic reactions in all people.

Aluminium Chloride:

Common in antiperspirants, aluminium chloride can cause skin irritation and has links to breast cancer.


Avobenzone is a common chemical in sunscreens, however, it can easily cause skin irritation and allergic reactions

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In conclusion, it is essential to avoid toxins in skincare products. Possible dangers with chemicals are serious. They can cause skin irritation, allergic reactions, contribute to developmental conditions, and even cancer.

With this, it is important to choose skincare products that are free of these toxins and made from natural ingredients. By doing so, you can protect your health and well-being, while also taking care of your skin.

For all 115 Beauty Toxins to Avoid, read the full report. Naturally, all of Dhana’s product lines are free-from toxins. Shop for your needs skin and wellness needs here.