Illustrative list of prohibited ingredients

Prohibited ingredients – illustrative (i.e., non-exhaustive) list

  1. By Types/Classes:
    • Synthetic Petrochemical Ingredients
    • Synthetic Preservatives not otherwise specifically allowed
    • Compounds with “ethoxylate”, “PEG” or the suffix “-eth” in the ingredient name
    • Compounds with “sarcosinate” in the ingredient name
    • Compounds with "MEA", "DEA" or "TEA" in the ingredient name
    • Compounds with “taurate” in the ingredient name
    • Compounds with “sultaine” in the ingredient name
    • Compounds with “sulfosuccinate” in the ingredient name
    • Compounds with “PPG” in the ingredient name
  2. By Specific ingredients:
    • Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
    • Amodimethicone
    • Behentrimonium Methosulfate
    • Butylene glycol
    • Carbomer
    • Ceteareth-20
    • Cetrimonium Chloride
    • Coco DEA
    • Cocoamidopropyl Betaine
    • Cyclopentasiloxane
    • Diazolidinyl Urea
    • Dimethicone
    • Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate
    • EDTA
    • EthylHexylGlycerin
    • Glycereth-7 Cocoate
    • Isoceteth 20
    • Isopropyl Palmitate
    • Lauramide MEA
    • Lauryl DEA
    • Methoxycinnamate
    • Olefin Sulfonate
    • Oleyl Betaine
    • Parabens (methyl, propyl, butyl, etc.)
    • PEG-150 Distearate
    • PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate
    • Polyquaternium 10
    • Propylene Glycol
    • Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate
    • Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate
    • Sodium Laureth Sulfate
    • Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate
    • Sodium Lauryl Carboxylate
    • Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
    • Sodium Myreth Sulfate
    • Soyamidopropalkonium Chloride
    • Stearamidopropyl Dimethyl Amine

Note:

Includes synthetic silicone or petroleum compounds that are not specifically excepted elsewhere in the standard.

Approved Processes compared to other standards

NPA NaTrue BDI NSF OASIS
Amination Yes
Distillation yes yes yes yes
Esterification/Transesterification yes yes yes yes
Etherification     yes yes
Fat-splitting yes yes yes  
Fermentation yes      
Glucosidation yes yes yes yes
hydrogenation yes yes yes yes
Hydrogenolysis yes yes yes yes
Hydrolysis yes yes yes yes
Oxidation yes      
Protein fragment acylation yes yes yes yes
Saponification yes yes yes yes
Sulfaction yes yes yes yes
Sulfonation