As part of this quest for safe scents, we formulate with strict standards, choosing to exclude thousands of ingredients from all of our products. Of the extensive list of ingredients that we choose to always avoid, the 6 ingredients below are among the top “dirty ingredients” in the beauty industry. You will never find these suspicious ingredients in our 6-Free Scents. That’s a promise.
Inexpensive preservative that has been linked to hormone disruption (often used in perfumes, cleansers and cosmetics)
Inexpensive cleanser that produces foam and is harsh and irritating (often used in cleansers)
Health offender linked to hormone disruption (often used in candles, cosmetics and perfumes)
Present in almost all perfumes. Can exist in synthetic chemicals as well as natural ingredients.
Derived from animals or animal by-products (commonly used in perfumes) including musk (from deer)
Derived from petrochemicals & often containing chemicals like mercury, lead, and sodium chloride
Clean ingredients. Clean formulas. Hypoallergenic Scents. That’s why we’re here. All Skylar products are comprised of natural ingredients as much as possible. Sometimes, natural ingredients are the biggest culprits in causing allergies. For example, some people are allergic to potent essential oils including lavender and some citrus oils. That’s why we also use safe synthetic ingredients that pass our Skylar safety screening when needed to stay hypoallergenic. We proudly blend natural botanical-based and safe lab-made ingredients to ensure our products are safe and hypoallergenic.
We care about your health AND the health of our environment and animal friends. That’s why we make ingredient and packaging choices that keep the Earth (and our friendly animals) in mind. Dual-purpose packaging, renewable resources, recyclable packing materials - Mother Earth is pleased. Plus, we firmly believe in offering products that contain no animal-derived ingredients and are not tested on animals. Ever. Additionally, we do all of our manufacturing here in the U.S. and we are proud to partner with ethical and eco-friendly suppliers.
We believe that better-for-you products can also work better for you. At Skylar, we create innovative formulas to offer high-quality performance. We know that you need products that are safe, make you feel great and really work. And we design our products accordingly. Natural products aren't the norm (especially when it comes to perfume) so we are constantly pushing the envelope of nature-powered science to offer the highest performing option within the natural space.
Did you know the word “natural” is not regulated by the FDA which means there is no standard definition of what the word means in the beauty industry (or any industry in the United States!). That’s why we are defining natural for ourselves to provide transparency to all of our Skylar gals. By natural, we mean that we use as many natural ingredients as possible while never compromising on the product being hypoallergenic and effective.
Although synthetics often get a bad name, some synthetics are safer than their natural alternatives. In these cases, we substitute the natural ingredient for a safe, synthetic alternative. Our products always contain at least 80% natural ingredients and the rest is comprised of other safe ingredients that pass our Skylar safety screening. That’s the Skylar way.
Some people associate fragrance with toxic chemicals. The truth is, fragrance is a broad term for anything that has a scent. Fragrance isn't always bad. It's the harmful ingredients that are often present in fragrances that are bad - allergens, phthalates, animal by-products just to name a few. Being fragrance-free doesn't always guarantee safety either. Fragrance-free products can still contain harmful chemicals that irritate your skin, trigger allergies, or cause other health issues. At Skylar, we do not use these harmful ingredients in our products and carefully formulate our 6-free fragrances to give you peace of mind.
In line with our philosophy, we strive to use as many natural ingredients as possible in our fragrances. Because we always want to ensure our products are safe and non-allergenic, we also use safe lab-made ingredients when necessary. The outcome? Clean, fresh and safe scents. As you have probably noticed, we keep this proprietary blend of ingredients that make up each of our signature fragrances to ourselves to protect from others being able to replicate the scents we have worked so hard on. However we are always willing to discuss the ingredients at length with our Skylar gals. Just shoot us a note!