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Ingredient selection.


Each and every ingredient we use is hand-picked based on its chemical makeup, juicy benefits, and how nicely it works with your skin.

You could say we're pretty picky.

Ingredients we avoid.

(a much longer list)

*Some of the links here link to the FDA write-ups on these items, some link to studies. We think it's important for you to understand where these agencies draw the line on what's safe vs. where FATSKN draws the line. 

- PUFAs: (polyunsaturated fatty acids like Omega 6) or HUFAs (highly-unsaturated fatty acids like Omega 3) such as:

  • Sunflower Seed Oil
  • Safflower Seed Oil
  • Soybean Oil (also estrogenic)
  • Hemp Seed Oil (Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil)
  • Argan Oil

- Fragrances:  Endocrine disruptors (especially estrogenic phthalates)

- Thickeners like xanthan gum and carrageenan (have you seen how many of the foods you eat contain these ingredients? I challenge you to find a cottage cheese in Canada that doesn't contain either of these. Good luck!)

- Polysorbates (20, 40, 60, 65, 80, 85)

- Sodium Benzoate (found in shampoos, soaps, detergents, and sunscreen)

- Iron Oxide (I personally believe we are overloaded with iron so I avoid any extra like the plague! This ingredient is often found in mascaras). 

- Hops / beer - hops is estrogenic and can dysregulate hormones!

- Aluminum - I feel like this one is well known, but it's still in tons of baking soda and most department-store deodorants. (If we ever use baking soda in a deodorant it will be 100% free of aluminum).

- Parabens - estrogenic. Hard pass.

- Sulfates (SLS) - lathering agents used in soaps, detergents and shampoos. 

- Mineral oil (petrolatum) - no, no, and no. Your skin can't use any of this! Stop using Vaseline and CeraVe I do not care that the EWG says it's fine have you looked (really looked) at how they evaluate things?

All of these ingredients (that we avoid) are approved by both the FDA and Health Canada Cosmetics regulatory bodies.

Just some food for thought.

Only the purest ingredients for our skincare recipes.