Before moving to Lake Charles, I’d always hoped to live near a Target. Now that my wish has come true, frequent trips are inevitable. I still spend hours checking out their shoes, tights, pretty dress, and sale items, but their natural health and beauty section consistently leaves something to be desired. Below are a just a few of their worst offenders. I could easily name more than three, but I’ve already shared my disappointment in Nature’s Gate and I’m sure I’ll address the others eventually.
Organix shampoos are cruelty, paraben, and sulfate free, but they all contain cocamidopropyl betaine and cocamide dea, both of which are synthetic surfactants that are linked to allergies and immunotoxicity. The conditioners contain questionable ingredients as well, including methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone (preservatives associated with allergic reactions). Oh, and did I mention fragrance? It can be found in the shampoos and the conditioners.
I’ve actually reviewed Organix products before. Even then, I knew the ingredients weren’t the best, but I used the products anyway. I’ve since done further research and will not make the same mistake twice.
The company that sells allegedly healthy drinks full of sugar also sells a lipbalm full of hazardous ingredients? No way! Mineral oil (a petrochemical), methyl-2-octynoate (a fragrance ingredient), and artificial colors (also frequently petrochemicals) are all hiding out in this tiny tube of trouble.
Are there any other natural brands sold by Target that you could do without? Feel free to share them!
Filed under: health and beauty, not quite natural, skin care
Tags: artificial colors, cocamide DEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, fragrance, mineral oil, organix, petrochemicals, questionable ingredients, target, vitamin schtick, weleda