When it comes to beauty, the word ‘clean’ has undeniably become the ‘it’ word of the industry.  In recent years, beauty consumers have increasingly called for more transparency in products and formulas that use non-toxic ingredients–paving the way for the clean beauty movement.

But without FDA regulations, brands have the ability to label and market their own products as ‘clean,’ ‘green,’ or ‘natural’ to reach the increasing segment of ingredient-conscious consumers. However, with a practice  known as 'greenwashing,' some brands have used these terms to refer to a range of products that include ingredients that have been found to be unsafe. So it’s no surprise that many consumers are unclear on the actual definition.

Unlike cruelty-free products, clean beauty products do not have a registered mark of approval so consumers must rely on brand trust and their own ability to scan labels for harmful ingredients.

HOW GLAM INC DEFINES CLEAN BEAUTY
Clean beauty at GLAM INC refers to luxe, high-performance beauty products (e.g. makeup, skincare, haircare, etc.) made without a long, unnecessary list of ingredients that are non-toxic, ethically-sourced and processed. Clean beauty can include natural or synthetic ingredients that have been clinically-proven to not be harmful to the body or the environment.

We love luxurious, high-performance, beautifully pigmented products which is why we will offer them in addition to our current products that are so clean, they can be used as bases. Science and technology are here. Clean beauty no longer means you have to compromise quality, efficacy, or luxury.

 
LIST OF CLINICALLY-PROVEN HARMFUL INGREDIENTS

GLAM INC’s current list of toxic ingredients are below.

1,4 Dioxane*
Acrylamide
Acrylates
Asbestos-Free Talc
Aluminum Salts
Animal Oils/Musks/Fats
Benzophenone + Related Compounds
Bromostyrene
Butoxyethanol
Butyl Methacrylate
Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)
Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT that is 0.1% or more of total formula.)
Carbon Black
Coal Tar
Deastyrene
Divinylbenzene Copolymer
Dvbcopolymer
Ethanolamines DEA/TEA/MEA/ETA
Ethyl Acrylate
Ethyl Methacrylate
Formaldehydes, Formaldehyde-Releasing Agents
Hydroquinone
Hydroxypropyl Methacrylate
Insoluble Plastic Microbeads (Used in products to be rinsed off.)
Lead/Lead Acetate
Mercury + Mercury Compounds (Thimerisol)
Methyl Cellosolve + Methoxyethanol
Methylchloroisothiazolinone (Used in products not rinsed off.)
Methylisothiazolinone (Used in products not rinsed off.)
Methyl Methacrylate
Mineral Oil
Nanoparticles (As defined by the European Commission.)
Oxybenzone
Parabens
Parrafin (that is not USP Grade.)
Petrolatum (that is not USP Grade.)
Phenoxyethanol (that is 1% or more of total formulation.)
Phthalates
Polyacrylamide
Resorcinol
Retinyl Palmitate
Sodium Styrene
Styrene
Styrene Oxide
Sulfates (SLS + SLES)
Tetrahydrofurfuryl Methacrylate
Toluene
Triclocarban
Triclosan
Trimethylolpropane Trimethacrylate

Undisclosed Synthetic Fragrances**

* Refers to final formulas that do not comply with the thresholds as follows: (10 or < PPM for products that are meant to be rinsed off, wiped off or removed, 3PPM or < for products that are meant to remain on the skin

** Products can be formulated with disclosed synthetic fragrances as long as they do not include  ingredients listed here and are at a concentration below 1% of the total formula).

FRAGRANCE AS AN INGREDIENT
Fragrance, not considered an actual ingredient but is commonly listed as one, is a trade secret which means that companies are not required to disclose what’s in it. There are dozens, if not hundreds of potentially toxic chemicals, which cause the fragrance to stick to your skin.

For questions about clean beauty or the ingredients in GLAM INC product, please contact us.