Ingredient Integrity

Coteriie's highest priority is the health and well-being of our communities, which is why we are committed to working with our sellers to ensure that the items sold are safe and good for our community and the environment.

How Does it Work?

During the on-boarding process for a prospective seller, we compare the product ingredients of each seller to our list of restricted substances. If such items contain hazardous ingredients that have not yet been added to our list, we will conduct a thorough analysis and update this list.

Restricted Substance List

  • Triclosan

What is it: Triclosan is a chemical with antibacterial properties

Found In:  Antibacterial soaps and detergents, toothpaste and tooth whitening products, antiperspirants/deodorants, shaving products, creams, color.

  • Formaldehyde 

What is it: Formaldehyde is a colorless, strong-smelling gas used in a wide range of industries and products including building materials, walls, cabinets furniture and personal care products.

Found In: Hair gel, hair-smoothing products, body soap, body wash. 

  • Parabens

What is it: Parabens are actually several distinct chemicals with a similar molecular structure. Several are common in a wide array cosmetic and personal care product: ethyl paraben, butylparaben, Iso butylparaben, isopropyl paraben, methylparaben and propylparaben

Found In: Shampoos, conditioners, lotions, facial cleansers. 

  • Phthalate

What is it: Phthalates are a group of chemicals used to make plastics more flexible and harder to break. They are often called plasticizers.

Found In: Fragrance‐containing products such as cologne, aftershave, shaving cream, shampoos and deodorants. 

It's easy to think of personal care products as a women's issue, but men use a wide range of personal care items on a daily basis as well. With commercials emphasizing youth, masculinity, and power, guys are just as susceptible to marketing prowess as women. Soap, deodorant, hair gel or pomade, cologne, shaving cream, and other items are part of most men's daily routines, while anti-aging lotion, skin lighteners, and sunscreen use has leaving men vulnerable to a variety of harmful substances.

Top 3 Safe Ingredient Tips

  1. Avoid or reduce your use of products with added fragrance.
  2. If you dye your hair, make sure to avoid coal tar and lead acetate.
  3. Avoid sunscreens with octinoxate, oxybenzone and homosalate.