Clean Beauty – Quality Standards at Spud

At Spud, not only do we care about what you eat, but also the products you use. We know that clean beauty products that are good for your skin and for the environment are important to you, and they’re important to us too.

We’ve done our research, and compiled a list of ingredients commonly found in beauty products that are actually banned in other countries. In fact, many of the ingredients below are banned in  Europe, but not in Canada. This banned ingredient list helps determine what products make it to our shelves. We are proud to hold our products to the highest possible standards for you and your family.

banned ingredients at Spud natural beauty products


An active ingredient in many sunscreens and has been linked to skin reactions. Some studies show it may disrupt hormones or even cause cell damage. It is also very bad for our ocean health! Instead, opt for a mineral-based sunscreen made from zinc or titanium oxide.


Phthalates are commonly found in fragrances and may be labeled as “parfum”. Research shows it can disrupt hormones during critical periods of development and cause infertility among males.


Commonly found in eyeshadow, shampoo and body wash. This is a common allergen, and when exposed to high temperature can turn into formaldehyde 


Used as preservatives in lipsticks and moisturizers. Studies show that long-term exposure interfered with hormone function and cause liver, kidney, and thyroid problems. 


Used to make cosmetics creamy and sudsy. Diethanolamine has been shown to cause skin and eye irritation and even long-term damage. 


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