A Safer Path to Radiant Skin: Understanding the Ingredients We Don't Use in Our Skincare Products

A Safer Path to Radiant Skin: Understanding the Ingredients We Don't Use in Our Skincare Products

A Safer Path to Radiant Skin: Understanding the Ingredients We Don't Use in Our Skincare Products

When it comes to skincare, choosing the right products is essential for maintaining healthy, radiant skin. At Phases, we prioritize your well-being and believe that skincare should be effective, safe, and free from harmful ingredients. In this blog, we will delve into the reasons why we avoid using endocrine disrupting chemicals, harsh chemicals, plastics and silicone, and formaldehyde in our skincare formulations. Let's explore how our commitment to mindful formulation ensures your skin's safety and beauty.

  1. Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs): The Silent Interference

Endocrine disruptors are synthetic chemicals that can interfere with our endocrine system, which plays a crucial role in regulating hormones. These chemicals can imitate hormones, leading to hormonal imbalances, organ toxicity, and irreversible cellular damage. Among the most commonly found EDCs are parabens, phthalates, bisphenols, triclosan, and retinoids.

Parabens, for example, have been linked to breast cancer and other hormone-related disorders. Phases products steer clear of EDCs, ensuring that your skincare routine doesn't come at the cost of hormonal harmony.

  1. Harsh Chemicals: Stripping the Beauty of Your Skin

Certain chemicals, such as sulfates like SLS/SLES, are commonly used as foaming agents in personal care products like shampoos and soaps. However, these sulfates strip away the skin's natural oils, leaving it dry and flaky. Additionally, sulfates can cause irritation when they come into contact with the eyes.

Another concerning chemical is PFTE, commonly known as 'Teflon,' found in moisturizers and lotions. PFTE can be derived from perfluorooctonoic acid (PFOA), which may contain residual amounts of PFOA. This contaminant has been linked to cancer, endocrine disruption, delayed puberty, and altered immune response.

At Phases, we believe that gentle care should never compromise the health of your skin. That's why we avoid harsh chemicals, so you can enjoy a nourishing and soothing skincare experience.

  1. Plastics and Silicone: Impacting Your Skin and the Environment

Acrylates, commonly found in nail products, have been proven to cause skin irritation and damage. Acrylates are associated with developmental and reproductive toxicity, nerve damage, and organ toxicity.

Silicones such as dimethicone and cyclomethicone are widely used in conditioners but can accumulate in the hair over time, leaving it heavy and dull. Moreover, these silicones can clog pores and cause acne and blackheads. Apart from their effect on the skin, plastics and silicones have a significant impact on the environment, harming aquatic organisms. Phases remains committed to offering products that are not just beneficial for your skin but also for the planet. By avoiding plastics and silicone, we aim to preserve your skin's health and the beauty of the environment we all share.

  1. Formaldehyde: A Preservative with Unwanted Effects

Formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives (FRPs) are used in many personal care products, particularly in shampoos and liquid baby soaps as preservatives. These chemicals, which help prevent microbes from growing in water-based products, can be absorbed through the skin and have been linked to cancer and allergic skin reactions.

Chemicals like quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, and more release small amounts of formaldehyde over time and are therefore called 'formaldehyde releasers.' These chemicals cause severe health concerns, especially in kids, including skin irritation, hair loss, scalp burns, asthma, and nerve damage.

At Phases, we believe in transparency and the preservation of your health. That's why we avoid using formaldehyde and FRPs, ensuring that your skincare experience is free from unwanted reactions.

Chemical filters in sunscreen:

The sun protection actives like oxybenzone, octinoxate, benzophenones, homosalate, and PABA are absorbed into the blood after just one use and can remain on the skin and in the blood for weeks. Instead of providing protection, these chemicals absorb UV rays, which can lead to photosensitivity and skin cancer. Moreover, they are known to disrupt hormone function, potentially causing thyroid disorder, breast cancer, and hindering proper growth and development. Additionally, the presence of chemical sunscreens and nanomaterials in lip balms or sunscreen sprays could lead to ingestion and long-term effects on the lungs.



Your skin deserves the utmost care and attention, and at Phases we are dedicated to providing you with effective and safe skincare products. By avoiding endocrine disrupting chemicals, harsh chemicals, plastics and silicone, and formaldehyde, we prioritize your skin's health and well-being.

Embrace a mindful skincare routine with Phases, and experience the beauty of radiant skin without compromising your safety. Together, let's embark on a journey to achieve healthy, glowing skin while protecting our bodies and the environment we cherish. Trust Phases for a safer and more beautiful skincare experience.