Big Green Smile | List of banned ingredients

Banned Ingredients

Banned Ingredients


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Worried about ingredients? Don't be. Before adding any product to BigGreenSmile, we check the ingredients with our suppliers so you don't have to. We've banned over 130 nasties across our beauty and household ranges so you can shop with confidence.

We’re committed to selling the highest quality products that are safe for you and the planet. We publish the full list of ingredients against every product we sell so you can see exactly what you're buying.


Banned Beauty Ingredients



Below is the full list of ingredients that are banned from products included in our beauty ranges at BigGreenSmile. We believe it is important to be mindful of what you put on your skin.


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Beauty banned ingredients

2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1(and) 3-Diol ● Iodine complex with ammonium ether sulfate and polyoxyethylene sorbitan monolaurate ● Phthalates ● Acetone ● Iodine complex with phosphate ester of alkylaryloxy polyethylene glycol ● Picaridin ● Alcloxa ● Isododecane ● Poloxamer—iodine complex ● Aluminum Chloride Hexahydrate ● Isoeicosane ● Polyimide-1 ● Aluminum Chlorohydrate ● Lead acetate ● Polymethyl Methacrylate ● Ammonia ● Lidocaine ● Polyperfluoroethoxymethoxy Difluoroethyl Peg Phosphate ● Ammonium C6-16 perfluoroalkyl ethyl phosphate ● Melanin ● Polyperfluoroethoxymethoxy PEG-2 phosphate ● Ammonium Xylene Sulfonate ● Methyl Nicotinate ● Povidone-iodine ● Benzethonium Chloride ● Methylbenzethonium chloride ● PTFE ● Benzocaine ● Methylene bis-benzotriazoyl tetramethylbutylphenol ● Quaternium 15 ● BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole) ● Methylene glycol ● Secondary amyltricresols ● BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene) Butoxyethanol ● Microbeads ● Sh-oligopeptide-1 ● C9-15 fluoroalcohol phosphate ● Myristamide DEA ● Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate ● Chlorotrifluoropropene ● Nonylphenoxypoly (ethyleneoxy) ethanoliodine ● Sodium magnesium fluorosilicate ● Cloflucarban ● Octafluoropentyl methacrylate ● Sodium Oxychlorosene ●Coal tar ● Octinoxate ● Soyamide DEA ● Copper Disodium EDTA ● Oleamide DEA ● TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone) ● Diazolidinyl Urea ● Oxybenzone ● Toluene ● Diethanolamine (DEA) ● Pentafluoropropane ● Tribromsalan ● Dimethyl phenylbutanol ● Perfluorodecalin ● Triclocarban ● Dimethylmethoxy Chromanyl Palmitate ● Perfluorodimethylcyclohexane ● Triclosan ● Equine Oil ● Perfluorohexane ● Triple dye ● Fluorosalan ● Perfluorononyl dimethicone ● Undecoylium chloride iodine complex ● Formaldehyde ● Perfluorononylethyl carboxydecyl PEG-10 dimethicone ● Vanillyl Butyl Ether ● Hexachlorophene ● Perfluorooctyl triethoxysilane ● Hexylresorcinol ● Perfluoroperhydrophenanthrene ● Hydroquinone ● Phenylethyl resorcinol

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Household banned ingredients



We believe in effective cleaning and laundry products that have a minimal impact on the planet. We've banned the ingredients below from our household category so you can shop with confidence.

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Household banned ingredients

2-Bromo-2-nitropropane-1 (and) 3-diol ● Diazolidinyl urea ● Phthalates ● 2-Butoxyethanol ● Diethanolamine (DEA) ● Poly-4-Vinylpyridine-N-Oxide ● 4,4'-Diamino-2,2'-stilbenedisulfonic acid ● Disodium phosphate ● Polymeric Blue Dye ● 4-Acetylpyridine-N-Oxide ●E310 ● Potassium Alkylpolyoxyethylene Phosphate ● 4-Formylphenylboronic acid ● E339 ● Proprietary Stilbenzene Derivative (3V) ● Acid blue 182 (Anthraquinone dye) ● Ethylene diamine tetra acetic acid ● Proprietary Synthetic Detergent Chelator ● Alizarin cyanine green F (Anthraquinone dye) ● FD&C Blue No. 1 ● Quaternium-15 ● Alkyl (C10-16) benzene ● FD&C Blue No. 2 ● Sodium chlorite ● Alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride ● FD&C Green No. 3 ● Sodium hypochlorite ● Alkyl dimethyl ethylbenzyl ammonium chloride ● FD&C Red No. 3 ● Sodium xylene sulfate ● Alkylphenol ethoxylate ● FD&C Red No. 40 ● Surcide-P ● Benzene (C14-C30) alkylate ● FD&C Yellow No. 5 ● Surfonic P-1 ● BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) ● FD&C Yellow No. 6 ● Toluene ● Bronopol ● Formaldehyde ● Tributylphenol polyglycol ether, 12 - 14 EO ● C10-14 Alkyl benzene sulfuric acid ● Hexahydro-1,3,5-Tris (2-hydroxyethyl)-s-triazine ● Triclosan ● Cannabidiol ● Isonicotinic acid-n-oxide ● Trisodium phosphate ● Chlorine ● Nitromethylidynetrimethanol ● Urea-formaldehyde-copolymer ● Dantoguard Preservative ● Nonylphenyl ethoxylate ● Diaminostilbene disulfonic acid ● Phosphates

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BGS banned ingredients

The standards to which we hold our suppliers do not stop at the ingredients in their products. All suppliers to BigGreenSmile are required to comply in full with our Supplier Code of Conduct >>

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