Down with triclosan
Triclosan has been a major red-flag ingredient for safe personal care advocates—and recent media attention and negative studies have raised awareness among even mainstream consumers. While the Food and Drug Administration still hasn’t taken action against this potent antimicrobial, brands have. Recent mainstream reformulations have focused on removing triclosan, and the uptick in negative research even over the past year should encourage the continuation of that trend.
Big picture: This ingredient could be one that helps move the needle when it comes to safety of even conventional cosmetics.