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A recipe for great skin care.

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It turns out 2 pages regulate a
$60 billion industry.

In the U.S., there’s a lot about the skin care industry that we barely regulate at all. The FDA bans approximately 20 ingredients—the E.U. bans more than 1,300.

We keep the villains out of our products through careful study in conjunction with the Environmental Working Group. After all, what good is a skin care regimen that hurts instead of helps?

Below are the biggest offenders—no way!

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Great ingredients = great skin care.

That’s why we rely on Alpine Caribou Moss™. It’s a small but mighty plant that toughs it out in the harsh tundra of northern Finland—and you know what?.

We kind of think it enjoys it.

We back it up with workhorse ingredients that strengthen and protect your skin, fighting the effects of sun, sweat, wind, pollution and the dirt and grime of everyday life.

Below are the products we use that make your skin say, “yay!”

The yays

The natural ingredients that make us us

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Activated charcoal Absorbs impurities up to 200x its weight and helps prevent acne. Also functions as an exfoliant. Shop for it Solid Face Watch Exfoliating Oars Bar
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Aloe vera Soothes and hydrates skin without clogging pores. Shop for it Face Moisturizer + Eye Cream Natural Deodorant
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Alpine Caribou Moss™ Reduces the effect of aging and guards against pollution and other stressors. Featured in all of our products. Shop for it View all products
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Amazonian clay Helps detox and remove impurities from skin. Shop for it Moisturizing Alps Bar
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Coconut-derived surfactants Break down oils and fats without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. Shop for it Solid Face Wash
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Corn starch Delivers the benefits of an antiperspirant without the harmful side effects. Shop for it Natural Deodorant
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Jojoba oil Prevents harmful, acne-causing bacteria growth. Softens dry and irritating spots and restores skin to a balanced condition. Shop for it Face Moisturizer + Eye Cream
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Juniper berries Mildly buff away dead skin cells and provide ultimate cleanliness. Shop for it Moisturizing Alps Bar
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Larch tree extract Larch tree extract Creates a barrier on the skin to help lock in moisture. Shop for it Moisturizing Alps Bar
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Safflower Non-irritating ingredient that prompts skin to retain moisture, while removing dirt and oil. Lends skin a healthy glow and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Shop for it Moisturizing Alps Bar
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Shea butter Helps tissue cell regeneration, softens skin and boosts collagen production. Penetrates deep into skin to moisturize and prevent windburn, sunburn and dry, cracked skin. Shop for it Face Moisturizer + Eye Cream
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Vitamin B5 Moisturizes, soothes, heals and regenerates the skin. Shop for it Face Moisturizer + Eye Cream
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Vitamin E Blocks free radicals—a major factor in aging—from the body. Helps reduce appearance of wrinkles and keeps skin looking youthful. Shop for it Face Moisturizer + Eye Cream
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Volcanic sand Deeply exfoliates skin while restoring skin vibrancy. Stimulates blood circulation. Shop for it Exfoliating Oars Bar
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Witch hazel Removes excess oil from skin while locking in moisture. Shop for it Exfoliating Oars Bar

The no-ways

All the common, harmful ingredients you’ll never find in our products

No way Benzalkonium chloride
Benzalkonium chloride Disinfectant used as a preservative. Associated with severe skin, eye and respiratory irritation and allergies. Typically found in: lipsticks, moisturizers, diaper creams, and other cosmetics.
No way BHA and BHT
BHA and BHT Synthetic antioxidants used to extend shelf life. Likely carcinogens and hormone disruptors and may cause liver damage. Typically found in: lipsticks, moisturizers, diaper creams, and other cosmetics.
No way Coal tar
Coal tar Byproduct of coal processing that adds color and prevents dandruff. Known carcinogen. Typically found in: hair dye, shampoo.
No way Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) Binding agent added to cosmetics to improve stability. May be toxic to organs. Typically found in: hair color, moisturizers.
No way Ethanolamines (MEA/DEA/TEA)
Ethanolamines (MEA/DEA/TEA) Surfactants and pH adjusters. Linked to allergies, skin toxicity, hormone disruption and inhibited fetal brain development. Typically found in: hair dyes, mascara, foundation, fragrances, sunscreens, dry cleaning solvents, paint, pharmaceuticals.
No way Formaldehyde
Formaldehyde Preservative in cosmetics—look for quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea and several other preservatives. A known carcinogen that is also linked to asthma, neurotoxicity and developmental toxicity. Typically found in: shampoo, body wash, bubble bath.
No way Hydroquinone
Hydroquinone Skin-lightening chemical that inhibits the production of melanin. Linked to cancer, organ toxicity and skin irritation. Typically found in: skin-lightening creams.
No way Methylisothiazolinone and methylchloroisothiazolinone
Methylisothiazolinone and methylchloroisothiazolinone Chemical preservatives. Among the most common irritants, sensitizers and causes of contact skin allergies. Typically found in: shampoo, conditioner, body wash.
No way Oxybenzone
Oxybenzone Sunscreen agent and ultraviolet light absorber. Linked to irritation, sensitization and allergies and possible hormone disruption. Typically found in: sunscreen, moisturizers.
No way Parabens (methyl-, isobutyl-, propyl- and others)
Parabens (methyl-, isobutyl-, propyl- and others) Class of preservatives commonly used to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold. Hormone disruptors, which may alter important hormone mechanisms in our bodies. Typically found in: synthetic fragrance, nail polish, hairspray, and plastic materials.
No way Phthalates (DBP, DEHP, DEP and others)
Phthalates (DBP, DEHP, DEP and others) Class of plasticizing chemicals used to make products more pliable or to make fragrances stick to skin. Disrupt the endocrine system and may cause birth defects. Typically found in: synthetic fragrance, nail polish, hairspray, and plastic materials.
No way Retinyl palmitate and Retinol (Vitamin A)
Retinyl palmitate and Retinol (Vitamin A) Nutrient that may damage DNA and speed the growth of skin tumors when used topically. Typically found in: moisturizers, anti-aging skincare.
No way Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS and SLES)
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS and SLES) Surfactants that can cause skin irritation or trigger allergies. Typically found in: shampoo, body wash, bubble bath.
No way Toluene
Toluene Volatile petrochemical solvent. Toxic to the immune system and can cause birth defects. Typically found in: nail polish.
No way Triclosan and Triclocarban
Triclosan and Triclocarban Antimicrobial pesticides toxic to the aquatic environment. May also impact human reproductive systems. Typically found in: lipsticks, moisturizers, diaper creams, and other cosmetics.
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