Our Ingredients

 

No Bad Stuff

THE GOOD STUFF

Acceptable Ingredients for every Urban Hydration Product 

We've had the standard of clean beauty before it was popular and hip. Realizing that she couldn't pronounce some of the scary ingredients in her body wash is what got our founder, Psyche to really look into only using ingredients that could be found in her kitchen pantry. Years later, we keep that same standard making sure that each of our products are paraben free, silicone free, phthalate free, and silicone free. We strive to use Coconut Oil, Vitamin A, and Vitamin E in just about every product we make.  We want you to feel safe using our products on yourself and your family, friends and children, like we do! Each of our items are mom tested and kid approved. 



THE BAD STUFF

Unacceptable Ingredients for every Urban Hydration Product

 

NO Parabens!

Why Not?

Parabens have been shown to contribute to early puberty in boys and girls, as well as playing a part in increasing cell growth of cancerous tumors and slowing down the reproductive system in males. So why take the risk? We’d rather give you ingredients with all the rewards and much less risk.

NO Paraffins!

Why Not?

While paraffins are known for making your skin feel smooth and silky, they’re actually not moisturizing, hydrating, or repairing your skin for a healthier long term benefit. Because of this, we prefer more natural ingredients that do a better job at truly boosting your skin’s health.

NO Mineral Oil!

Why Not?

Studies have expressed concern over the purity of mineral oil in cosmetic products, saying that while we cannot be conclusive about their exact effects, mineral oil can lead to contamination that affects our health in the long run. It can also lead to breakouts, but most importantly, it doesn’t really do much positive for your skin. We’re committed to infusing our products with ingredients that all have a part to play in your happier, healthier life.

NO Polybeads! 

Why Not?

These tiny bits of plastic floating around in your hair and skincare have been shown to harbor pollutants which can be harmful on your skin or in your hair, so we keep them far away from you. We don’t need the artificial scrubbing power to get your body clean and healthy!
 

Below is our full list of ingredients we do not use in our products:

1 - 5

  • 1,3,5-triazine-1,3,5(2H,4H,6H)-triethanol
  • 1,3,5-Triethylhexahydro-s-triazine
  • 1,3-Dimethyl-4,5-dihydroxyethyleneurea
  • 2-(2-(2-(2-(p-Nonylphenoxy)ethoxy) ethoxy)ethoxy) ethanol
  • 2-(2-Nonylphenoxy)ethanol
  • 2-(p-Nonylphenoxy) ethanol
  • 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1(and) 3-Diol
  • 2-chloro-N-(hydroxymethyl)-acetamide
  • 4-(1,1-dimethylheptyl)phenol
  • 4-(1-ethyl-1-methylhexyl)phenol
  • 4-(1-methyloctyl)phenol
  • 4,4'-Methylenedimorpholine
  • 4-isononylphenol
  • 4-n-nonylphenol
  • 4-Nonylphenol, branched
  • 4-Nonylphenol, ethoxylated
  • 5-Bromo-5-nitro-1,3-dioxane

A

  • Acetone
  • Alcloxa
  • Aluminum Chloride Hexahydrate
  • Aluminum Chlorohydrate
  • Ammonia
  • Ammonium Xylene Sulfonate
  • Ammonium salt of sulphated nonylphenol ethoxylate

 B

  • Benzalkonium Chloride
  • Benzethonium Chloride
  • Benzocaine
  • Benzophenone-3
  • BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole)
  • BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene) Butoxyethanol
  • Benzylhemiformal
  • Bioban CS-1135
  • Bioban CS-1246
  • Bioban P-1487
  • Bronopol

 C

  • Chlorphenesin
  • Cloflucarban
  • Cocamide DEA
  • Coal tar
  • Copper Disodium EDTA

D

  • Diazolidinyl Urea
  • Diethanolamine (DEA)
  • Dimethyl phenylbutanol
  • Dimethylmethoxy Chromanyl Palmitate
  • Disodium EDTA
  • Diazolidinylurea
  • Dihydroxydimethylolethyleneurea, methylated
  • Dimethylhydantoin formaldehyde resin
  • Dimethylol urea
  • Dimethyloldihydroxyethyleneurea
  • Dimethylolethyleneurea
  • Dimethylolpropyleneurea
  • DMHF

 E

  • EDTA
  • Emu Oil
  • Equine Oil
  • Ethanol, 2-[2-(4-nonylphenoxy)ethoxy]-
  • Ethanol, 2-[2-(nonylphenoxy)ethoxy]-
  • Ethoxynonyl-benzene

F

  • Fluorosalan
  • Formaldehyde
  • Forcide 78 I

 G

  • Glyoxal
  • Glyoxalurea

 H

  • Hexachlorophene
  • Hexylresorcinol
  • Hydroquinone

 I

  • Imidazolidinyl Urea
  • Iodine complex with ammonium ether sulfate and polyoxyethylene sorbitan monolaurate
  • Iodine complex with phosphate ester of alkylaryloxy polyethylene glycol
  • Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
  • Isododecane
  • Isoeicosane
  • isononylphenol

 L

  • Lead acetate
  • Lidocaine

M

  • Melanin
  • Methyl Nicotinate
  • Methylbenzethonium chloride
  • Methylchloroisothiazolinone
  • Methylene bis-benzotriazoyl tetramethylbutylphenol
  • Methylene glycol
  • Methylisothiazolinone
  • Microbeads
  • Myristamide DEA
  • No MEA
  • No Mineral Oil
  • MDM hydantoin
  • Methenamine
  • methylal
  • Methylene glycol
  • Methylol urea
  • m-nonylphenol

 N

  • Nonylphenoxypoly (ethyleneoxy) ethanoliodine
  • N,N '-Methylenebis(5-methyloxazolidine)
  • N-Methylol-chloracetamide
  • N-methylolethanolamine
  • nonoxynol 10
  • Nonoxynol-9
  • Nonoxynol-9
  • nonylphenol
  • Nonylphenol ethoxylate
  • Nonylphenol ethoxylate
  • Nonylphenol hepta(oxyethylene)ethanol
  • Nonylphenol nona(oxyethylene)ethanol
  • Nonylphenol, branched, ethoxylated

O

  • Octinoxate
  • Oleamide DEA
  • Oxybenzone
  • o-isononylphenol
  • o-nonylphenol
  • Oxirane, methyl-, polymer with oxirane, mono(nonylphenyl) ether

P

  • Perfluoroisohexane
  • Perfluorodecalin
  • Phenol
  • Phenylethyl resorcinol
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Phthalates
  • Picaridin
  • Poloxamer—iodine complex
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate
  • Polyimide-1
  • Polymethyl Methacrylate
  • Polyperfluoroethoxymethoxy Difluoroethyl Peg Phosphate
  • Polypropylene
  • Povidone-iodine
  • PTFE
  • NO PEG Derivatives
  • NO Petrolatum
  • NO Phthalates
  • NO Parabens
  • Paraformaldehyde
  • Phenol, nonyl-, branched
  • Phthalates
  • Poly(oxy 1,2 ethanediyl), a (isononylphenyl) w hydroxy
  • Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), alpha-(2-nonylphenyl)-omega-hydroxy-
  • Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), alpha(4-nonylphenyl) omega- hydroxy, branched
  • Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), alpha-(nonylphenyl)-omega- hydroxy-, phosphate
  • Poly(p-toluenesulfonamide-co-formaldehyde) -PTSAF
  • Polyoxyethylene Nonylphenyl Ether
  • Polyoxymethylene
  • Polyoxymethylene melamine
  • Polyoxymethylene Urea
  • Preventol D2

 Q

  • Quaternium 15

 S

  • Secondary amyltricresols
  • Sh-oligopeptide-1
  • Silver Citrate
  • Sodium Bisulfite
  • Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate
  • Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate
  • Sodium Oxychlorosene
  • Sodium xylene sulfonate
  • Soyamide DEA
  • Synthetic Fluorphlogopite
  • NO Silicones – Demethicone, Cyclomethicone, any “Cones”
  • NO Sulfates

 T

  • TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)
  • Tetrasodium EDTA
  • Tetrasodium Etidronate
  • Toluene
  • Tribromsalan
  • Triclocarban
  • Triclosan
  • Triple dye
  • Trisodium EDTA
  • No TEA
  • Tetramethylol acetylenediurea
  • Timonacic acid
  • Tris(hydroxymethyl)-nitromethane
  • Tris(N-hydroxyethyl) hexahydrotriazine

U

  • Undecoylium chloride iodine complex
  • Urea, bis(hydroxymethyl)
  • Urea, polymer with formaldehyde, isobutylated

V

  • Vanillyl Butyl Ether