Navigating you skin care routine can be scary and overwhelming process. With an abundance of product recommendations coming from all angles, it can definitely be hard to know which skincare products deliver real results.
The skin is the largest and also one of the most important organs in our bodies. It protects vital organs in our bodies such as bones, muscles ligaments and nerves, which means we need to be mindful that what goes on - goes in.
That’s why we’ve put together a list of harmful ingredients to avoid in your skin care products, so that you can focus on healthy skin while we educate you on which ingredients to avoid!
You only want to feed your skin nutrients and functional ingredients that will best support your skin for life. Our beautifully curated and thoughtfully made products are powdered by nature and the highest quality ingredients.

This is a list of harmful ingredients you will never find in Fitcover products:
(Pronounced THAL-ates)
Also known as DBP,DMP,DEHP or anything with ‘Phthalate’ in its name. Phthalates can be used in plastics, bottles, hair sprays, cosmetics perfumes etc. It can cause hormonal acne and is even suspected to be linked to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (POCS) and Endometriosis as they mimic the hormone oestrogen.
Siloxanes are silicone based compounds. They’re not natural products, instead they’re always made synthetically in chemical factories. Although using Siloxanes in your cosmetics can have a lot of benefits it has a lot of risks surrounding it. It’s been found to be toxic, persistent and endocrine disrupting and also has links to fertility issues. Not to mention this ingredient has an environmental impact and can contaminate aquatic systems.
Also known as Aluminium Chloride, aluminium hydroxybromide, aluminium zirconium.
Commonly found in antiperspirant deodorant to seal the sweat gland and prevent moisture from existing the body. Using aluminium based products provides and easy way for to chemical to get into our blood stream. Aluminium may result in allergic reactions like dermatitis, acne or itching.
  1. DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine), and TEA (triethanolamine)
This group of chemicals are all clear, colourless and hold ammonia like odours.
They can be found in products that foam eg- facial cleansers and soap. They can also be found in cosmetics, fragrances, hair products and sunscreens. These chemicals can be harmful to not only your skin but also the environment.
Triclosan can be found in many mainstream skin and body products. It is a chemical ingredient that is used as an antibacterial and anti-fungal agent. Although this chemical has actually been banned in the US it has yet to be banned in Australia so you may still find it in some Australian products. Using a number of products containing Triclosan can be harmful to your health over time, warns the Australian Department Of Health.
Ethanolamines are present in many households products ranging from cosmetics, personal care products and household cleaning products. When looking at an ingredient list always look out for Diethanolamine and triethanolamine as they fall under the Ethanolamines category.  Ethanolmines have been linked to cancer, bioaccumulation and organ system toxicity.
Mercury is considered one of the most dangerous chemicals in skincare products by the World Health Organisation. It can be found in both  inorganic and organic products and has been banned in both the EU and US. The main health effect of Mercury in skincare products is kidney damage. It can also cause skin rashes, discolouration and scaring.
Although Talcum Powder is something many of us grow up with and have used at least once in our lives, Talc can actually be quite harmful to out natural skin. Using Talcum Powder can actually cause skin irritation due to due to the starch it contains. Talc can also reduce the natural oils our body produces therefore leaving the skin dry which can lead to flaky and more sensitive skin.

Oxybenzone is a chemical that is most commonly found in most over the counter sunscreens and skin care products. It’s a UV-ray blocker that’s highly effective in slowing down the absorption of harmful UVA & UVB rays to human skin. Oxynenzone is considered harmful in skincare products due to it being an eye irritant and allergen. It is also known to cause skin irritation and allergies. It is also said to cause hormone disruption in humans, affecting oestrogen production in women & testosterone production in men.
Now that you know which ingredients you should avoid for the health of your skin you can now be more mindful of what is marketing as ‘Good for your skin’ vs what is actually good for your skin. Our products are made with 100% natural, mineral, vegan and clean ingredients meaning you will never find any of these harmful ingredients in your Fitcover products.
A good makeup routine always starts with a great skincare routine, that’s why we recommend trying our incredibly hydrating Superfood Hiit Serum. Packed with nutrients and ingredients to support the health of your skin such as;
  • Sweet Almond Oil (Helps keep the skin cells healthy, protecting your skin from UV radiation damage)
  • Jojoba Seed Oil (Anti-inflammatory properties which help to tame chaffing and chapping, reduce redness caused by drying, ease the effects of eczema and rosacea and keep the skin calm & comfortable)
  • Acai Fruit Oil (Contains fatty acids that help skin look tight and packed with antioxidants)
  • Vitamin E (Acts as an antioxidants, helping protect cells from damage)

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