Avoid beauty products that contain toxic ingredients, such as benzene, mineral oils and endocrine-disrupting chemicals that increase cancer risk, such as the paraben preservatives. Learn more: IARC Monographs
You may also want to read the Toxic Twelve website.
Dr. Maguire has published an article on the proper choice of ingredients in skin care products to control inflammation.
We recommend carefully reading labels for specific information on a product’s ingredients.
Do not rely on claims such as “organic” or “natural.” A USDA-certified organic seal, even if the product lives up to the claim, means 95% or more organic ingredients. However, a claim of “made with organic ingredients” or “made with natural ingredients” only means the product contains some limited amount of organic ingredients, still leaving plenty of room for harmful ingredients.