Cosmetics

For specific types of products, choose an option from the Cosmetics drop-down menu above. For MI-free brands, see below. Available internationally / in multiple countries unless stated.

Acure Organics 
Wide range of products for skin, hair and for baby too. 

Andalou Naturals 
Very good range of hair care products, including styling products, which are free from many ingredients consumers wish to avoid. Also extensive range of products for face and body, including serums, masks, toners, SPF creams, lotions and butters. Some products also available from the UK

Badger (US) / Badger (Canada) / Badger (UK)
Wide range of face care, body care, family care, men’s grooming, hair care, sun care, aromatherapy and lip care products – as well as muscle / joint balms and insect repellants. Confirm they are MI / MCI free here – as well as free from parabens, PEGs, SLS / SLES, ethoxylated ingredients, triclosan and TEA. 

Beauty Counter (Canada / US)
Skincare, make-up, bath and body and family products, also free from parabens, PEGs, SLES / SLS and many other ingredients. See their ‘Never List‘. 

The Body Shop (UK) / The Body Shop (US) / The Body Shop (Canada)
Popular high street retailer with a wide range of products. Read their MI-Free policy confirmation here (UK page, but also applies elsewhere).

Botanicals (UK)
Multi-award-winning British botanical skincare company. Read their comment on MI here. Buy from their site or a selection is available on Amazon here

Deciem
A multi-brand international beauty company – the umbrella to cosmetic ranges such as Hylamide, NIOD, The Chemistry Brand, The Ordinary, Fountain, Hair Is Fabric, WhiteRx and several more. They say: ” … All DECIEM products … are free of parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, animal oils, benzalkonium chloride, coal tar dyes, formaldehyde, mercury, oxybenzone”.

Derma E 
Told us they only use natural preservatives such as phenoxyethanol and ethylhexylglycerin all their preparations. Wide range of products: cleansers, scrubs, toners, serums, masks, sun care, eye creams, moisturisers, oils, body care, wipes … and much more. Stocked by Amazon worldwide

Desert Essence 
Huge range of products including skincare (cleansers, moisturisers, lip balms), bath & body products (deodorants, lotions, soaps and washes), oils, baby care products, hair care and oral care products. Mostly gluten free. Free from artificial colors and fragrances. 

Dr Bronner 
Famous for their soaps and multi-purpose liquid soaps. Say they do not use preservatives. Buy their often multi-purpose products via Amazon US here or via Amazon UK here

Faith in Nature 
Cosmetic (and household) products with good natural qualities. Their MI-free policy can be seen here. Available both in the UK and in the US

Green People
Well respected natural brand, with excellent fragrance-free and child friendly products. View their statement on MI here. Buy their products via Amazon US here or via Amazon UK here.

John Masters Organics (US / UK
Confirmed MI-free brand, featuring hair care, skin care, body care, and a few perfume / men’s products. 

Just Natural Products (US)
Wide range of skincare, haircare and tanning products, with wholly natural preservation system based on essential oils and pure plant extracts. 

MooGoo Skincare (Australia)
Range of cosmetics with a focus on problem skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis, which includes face, body, hair, baby and sun care – as well as make-up and dental products. Also free from SLES / SLS, formaldehyde-donors, phthalates, petrochemicals – but if you have food allergies, beware that milk (and occasionally other food allergens) are used. 

NATorigin
High-tolerance cosmetics which are free-from a wide range of problematic ingredients, including MI and related compounds. View their free from policy here, and buy online at Amazon here.

Nature’s Gate (US) / Nature’s Gate (Canada)
Wide range of body care, face care, baby care, sun care, oral care and hair care products. Free from isothiazolinones, parabens and formaldehyde donor preservatives. 

Nurture My Body (US)
All-natural, certified organic products which are also preservative-free, gluten-free and vegan friendly. 

Odylique
Use the precautionary principle and avoid isothiazolinone preservatives – as well as other petrochemically derived preservatives, which is rare in a natural brand. Click here to read more. UK / EU brand, but some of the best-selling products are sold via Amazon US

Pai Skincare
Soil Association certified range of skincare products, which avoid methylisothiazolinone. Read their articles on MI here and here. Founder and formulator suffered with extreme sensitive skin, and products include beautiful and gentle creams for eczema (Comfrey and Calendula Calming Body Cream) and rosacea (Chamomile and Rosehip Calming Day Cream). In the US, find the range on Amazon here. UK consumers can try browsing products here, or on the main site. 

Petal Fresh (US)
Bath and shower gels, hand and body lotions, haircare treatments, body butters and face care products, including facial wipes, all characterised by floral and botanical extracts. Free from parabens as well as MI. Find them also on Amazon US

Pure Haven Essentials (US)
Wide range of cosmetics – including for face, body, hair, children and men – with an MI-free policy. (Also some household products).

QV Skincare 
From the Ego Pharma stable of skincare products – a company which declares its MI-free status explicitly. They are not a ‘natural’ skincare company – they use petroleum by-products, sulphates, parabens, and other ingredients frowned upon by organic skincare enthusiasts – but their products are simple, often suited to sensitive skins, and fragrance free. Available in the UK through Amazon, as well as these outlets in Australia, and in the US through Amazon too. For stockists in the far and middle east, click here

Shea Moisture (US / Canada)
Huge range of products, many shea-based, including haircare, men’s products, products for bath and body, mother and baby, and make-up. 

Simple (UK)
It won’t win awards for its natural qualities, but this affordable mainstream brand has a wide range of products, and avoid using what it describes as “harsh, artificial perfumes and colours” – as well as no MI. Widely available on the British high street.  

Sky Organics (US)
Oils, masks, soaps, body butters, essential oils, bath salts, bath bombs, lip balms – and much more. 

Tropic Skincare
Natural and vegan skincare brand, which is MI free – as well as free from parabens, formaldehydes, alcohol, gluten, petrochemicals, SLS and phthalates. Wide variety of skincare, body care and make up. Their Smoothing Cleanser was overall winner in the FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2014. 

World Organics (NZ)
Two brands – River Veda and The Organic Skin Co. – which are confirmed free of isothiazolinone preservatives. Huge range of skin care products, for children and men too, as well as make-up. 

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