ingredients we need to stop using in skincare (endangered / at-risk)

happy sunday loves! today we’re going to take a look into a handful of ingredients derived from flora that are at-risk or endangered, but still being used in skincare products.

i encourage you to dig deeper into each one, and kindly ask brands to rethink their formulations to exclude endangered flora. 

** please note this is more directed at mass-producers. that being said, we can all take the time to learn the nuances and ways to be more sustainable. this is not an authoritative list ❤

this is just meant to be a starting point for awareness and is definitely not an exhaustive list.

let’s get into it.

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any you would like to see added to this list? please share!

*palo santo – note it has been removed from the endangered list, but it’s not without complication. rare species of palo santo could still be at risk from unethical sourcing, and the use of this wood is ripe with cultural appropriation! 


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alexraye //

5 thoughts on “ingredients we need to stop using in skincare (endangered / at-risk)”

    1. hey love! any oils with a relatively even split of oleic and linoleic acids will perform similarly. what is it that draws you to argan specifically? we can find the most suitable alternative that way ❤

      1. Oh I’d like to know too! I use argan for a nice skin moisturiser and hair oil straight.

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