The Naughty and Nice (Ingredient) List

As The Complexion Authority®, we have landed a spot on Santa’s Nice List since the brands’ inception by nixing harmful ingredients and infusing our products with skin-loving formulas that enhance the look and feel of the complexion. With a direct line to The North Pole and an affinity for all things clean beauty, we’re giving you a sneak peek into this year’s Naughty and Nice Ingredient List…picked by Santa himself!

Nice List

Naughty List

  • Parabens: These chemicals, which are believed to be linked to cancer, can be found in many beauty products because they give products a longer shelf life. With controversy surrounding the use of parabens, we use other preservatives like phenoxyethanol, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate and caprylyl glycol.
  • Gluten: Surprise! Did you know that gluten isn’t exclusively found in food? This ingredient is often used in cosmetic products as a binding agent. However, we understand that gluten sensitivity is a real concern for many people. We offer a wide variety of gluten-free products, as the ingredient has been shown to trigger celiac disease symptoms.
  • Talc: To eliminate the ongoing concern about talc being contaminated with asbestos, we use ingredients like mica instead.
  • Alcohol: Alcohol can lead to dryness, skin irritation and breakouts, so we nix this ingredient from our formulations.
  • Mineral Oil: Mineral Oil is a petroleum-derived ingredient, so we formulate with clean, botanical ingredients like argan oil, that are purified and good for your skin.
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: We decided to avoid sulfates and formulate with gentle surfactants to cleanse skin without disrupting its natural barrier.

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