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The Products Listed are Banned from Sugar Plum Scrubs

To keep this short and sweet, we only use ingredients that are safe to eat, easy to read and cruelty free.

The chemicals below will never be in Sugar Plum Scrubs products. 

Animals and Animal By-Products

There is no bone-char in the refining of our sugars. There are no monkey’s used in the collection of our coconuts and no animals are used to test our products. All of our products are vegan and cruelty free.

Benzalkonium Chloride

A disinfectant associated with severe skin, eye, and respiratory irritation and allergies. 
Butylatedhydroxy Anisole and Butylated Hydroxytoluene
Synthetic antioxidants used to extend shelf life. Possible carcinogens and hormone disruptors and may cause liver damage.
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)
Binding agent added to cosmetics to improve stability. Possibly toxic to organs.
Ethanolamines (MEA/DEA/TEA)
Linked to allergies, skin toxicity, hormone disruption, and inhibited fetal brain development.
Formaldehyde
Used as a preservative. It’s a known carcinogen also linked to asthma, neurotoxicity, and developmental toxicity. 
Hydroquinone
A skin-lightening chemical that inhibits the production of melanin and is linked to cancer, organ toxicity, and skin irritation.
Methylisothiazolinone and methylchloroisothiazolinone
Chemical preservatives. Common irritants, sensitizers, and causes of contact skin allergies.
Oxybenzone
Sunscreen agent and ultraviolet light absorber linked to irritation, sensitization and allergies, and possible hormone disruption.
All Parabens
A class of preservatives commonly used to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold. Parabens are endocrine disruptors, which can alter important hormone mechanisms in our bodies.
Phthalates (DBP, DEHP, DEP and others)
A class of chemicals used to make products more pliable or make fragrances stick to skin. Phthalates are endocrine system disruptors and can cause birth defects.
Polyethylene glycol (PEGs)
PEGs are widely used in cosmetics as thickeners, solvents, softeners, and moisture-carriers. Depending on manufacturing processes, PEGs may be contaminated with carcinogens.
Retinyl palmitate
Retinyl palmitate is an ingredient composed of palmitic acid and retinol (Vitamin A). Retinyl palmitate, when applied to the skin, may result in adverse health consequences like lesions and photo sensitization.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS and SLES)
SLS and SLES are surfactants that can cause skin irritation or trigger allergies. SLES is often contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, a byproduct of a petrochemical process called ethoxylation, which is used to process other chemicals in order to make them less harsh.

TALC (Hydrated Magnesium Silicate)
Possible Carcinogen, Possibility for ovarian cancer. Respiratory and skin irritant. Can lead to fibrosis if used and accumulated in body over time.
Titanium Dioxide 
Possible carcinogen, allergen in topical use. 
Toluene
Toxic to the immune system and can cause birth defects. 
Triclosan and Triclocarban
Antimicrobial pesticides toxic to the aquatic environment; may also impact human reproductive systems.