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Written by amanda mckenzie


Posted on April 27 2021

Plant Based beauty is part of a growing global movement when it comes to the choices we are making to the beauty products we use. 

We are more aware than ever that what we do can have an effect on our own levels of wellness and the health of the world around us. After my Breast Cancer I was conscious about what I ate, drank and put on my skin.

All of our products at My Skinny Mask are made with clean ingredients.

All are Plant Based derived so you can create a sustainable plant based skin care routine. Our products are designed to provide transparency to help you make informed beauty choices.


Here we have listed ingredients that WE DO NOT USE in our products and are formulated WITHOUT  these  ingredients. 

The “Made Without List” includes:

Ethyl methacrylate; Methyl methacrylate
Primarily used as adhesives in eyelash products, and as a barrier former/bonding agent in nail polish.

Aluminium salts and complexes in antiperspirants
Used to block pores in the skin to prevent sweat.

Benzophenone-1, Benzophenone-2
Used to prevent colour from fading.

Used to help dissolve chemicals in nail products.

Butylated Hydroxyanisole, BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene; limited use)
Anti-oxidant used to stabilize fragrances and cosmetics.

Carbon Black (low purity)
Was used in cosmetics and hair dyes. The FDA has prohibited the use of this colorant in hair dyes and other cosmetics in this form.

DEA (Diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine), TEA (Triethanolamine) (limited use)
DEA was commonly used in body washes or other cleaning agents and is no longer common due to safety concerns. MEA was primarily used in hair dyes and is no longer common. TEA is found in a variety of beauty and personal care products, and is used as a pH stabilizer. MEA and TEA can have traces of DEA.

Helps adhere color to nail enamel, and was used as a preservative in water-based products (e.g. hair products). It is no longer commonly used in beauty products.

Formaldehyde-releasing agents (formaldehyde donors)
Used in cosmetics, hair products and shampoos and body washes as a preservative.

Used to whiten or lighten skin. Banned in the U.S.A.

Mineral oil, Paraffin, Petrolatum (all required to be USP grade)
Made from the breakdown of crude oil in the petrochemical refining process. Found in hair removal products, creams, lotions, lip products, and bodywash.

Preservatives in shampoos, creams, lotions.

Perfluorinated compounds (PFAS, PFOA, PFOS)
PFAS, PFOA and PFOS are used in cosmetics as water-repellants and can be found in some waterproof mascaras and eyeliners.

Used to dissolve other chemicals in nail enamel and fragrances.

Used in anti-acne products and in hair dyes.

Styrene & styrene oxide
Additives in fragrances to sustain scent.

Talc (with Asbestiform)
Talc is used in some cosmetic powders. The main concern is Asbestos from Asbestiform talc, which has been linked to cause cancer.

Used in antimicrobial hand and body soaps and deodorants. It is also used as a preservative in cosmetics.

Served as a barrier former in lotions, powders and creams.

Heavy Metals – Lead, Mercury, Arsenic, Cadmium, Chromium, Nickel
Heavy metals are found naturally in the earth and may therefore be found in pigments and other raw materials. These ingredients are restricted in cosmetics in the U.S.A., and we ask that our brand partners control these contaminants.

Lead Acetate
Lead acetate is used in hair dye. It is regulated by the FDA specifically for use in hair dyes, and requires a caution statement on product labels.

Methyl Cellosolve (Ethylene glycol monomethyl ether or 2-Methoxyethanol)
Used to dissolve other ingredients and remove chemicals in varnish and dyes.

Preservative that is commonly used in most water-based beauty products, and is safe when used at 1% or below.

Polyethylene microbeads, polypropylene microbeads & polystyrene microbeads (restricted in rinse-off products only)
Microbeads (as specified above) were used as an exfoliant. It accumulates in the environment causing harm; a global ban is in place for most major markets including the U.S.A and Canada.

Was used as a preservative in eye makeup remover and is currently restricted for use in cosmetics by the FDA for its linkages to adverse health and environmental effects.

Formerly used in nail polish.

Was used in anti-bacterial soap and is no longer common in beauty and personal care formulations.

As we are becoming more in tune with our bodies you will become inspired and empowered to know when you purchase our products that we only use plant based ingredients.



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