Ingredients We Say No To

Wondering about those complex ingredients? You're not alone. Stay informed with this helpful guide to the ingredients we never use at Natura Soy, where we prioritize natural ingredients. Here's a helpful list of what you won't find in our products.

ANIMAL & ANIMAL BY-PRODUCTS

What is it: Any material derived from the body of an animal such as fat, blood, milk, eggs, etc.

Where it’s found: Typically used in musk fragrances or as colorants (substances that add color), or found in skin-moisturizing agents in beauty products.

Why we avoid it: Although not toxic, we avoid these ingredients to create products that are vegan, cruelty-free and eco-conscious.

PARABENS

What are they: Preservatives used in food, cosmetics or pharmaceutical products to prevent the growth of bacteria.

Where they’re found: Food, makeup, hair care products, moisturizers, shaving cream, toothpaste and more.

Why we avoid them: They can cause allergic reactions upon skin contact. Parabens can also accumulate in the environment and in animals as they travel into the sewage systems after being washed out from products people use.

PHTHALATES

What are they: Plasticizers (substances that increase flexibility and decrease breakability of a material) and solubilizers (substances that help make an ingredient dissolve). 

Where they’re found: Color cosmetics, scented lotions, soaps, body washes, hair care products and nail polish. Can also be found in food packaging and detergents.

Why we avoid them: Phthalates disrupt hormones and most are strongly linked to risk of cancer. Evidence also points to environmental effects on aquatic life.

SYNTHETIC COLORS

What are they: Colorants (substances that add color).

Where they’re found: Food and many personal care products such as shampoos, conditioners, toothpastes, face cleansers, cosmetics and more.

Why we avoid them: May cause bioaccumulation (when chemicals build up in living things) and are potentially toxic.

SYNTHETIC SCENTS

What are they: Also known as fragrance oils, are man-made scents that are designed to mimic the smell of natural fragrances found in plants, flowers, and animals.

Where they’re found: Body care and cosmetic products

Air fresheners

Cleaning materials

Laundry detergents

Why we avoid them: 

Health Risks: Synthetic fragrances can cause short-term symptoms like allergies, respiratory distress, headaches, dizziness, nausea, and brain fog.

Endocrine Disruption: Many synthetic fragrance ingredients are endocrine disruptors, affecting hormonal balance and potentially leading to weight gain and long-term health issues.

Toxic Ingredients: These fragrances are predominantly made from chemicals that are outright toxic to our health.

Absorption: When you apply products containing synthetic scents, these toxic ingredients are absorbed directly into your bloodstream.

Environmental Impact: Synthetic scents contribute to environmental pollution.