Skin Health Starts Here

At Nécessaire we design the personal care items we need - the necessary - that are good for our health and support our wellness. We like to say Treat Your Body Like Your Face™ and we use facial-grade ingredients in our body care products. After all, skin doesn't end at the neck. Below you will find The Yes List and The No List. What goes in the product is as important as what doesn't. You will also find the corresponding EWG rating.

The Yes List

Vitamins
Amino Acids
Proteins
AHA/BHA/PHA
Herbs
Minerals
Antioxidants
Hyaluronic Acid
Essential Oils
And Many More...
A - H
A
Abies Sibirica (Siberian Fir) Oil EWG: 1-3 Acetyl Heptapeptide-4 EWG: N/A Acrylates Crosspolymer-4 EWG: 1 Allantoin (USP Grade) EWG: 1 Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice EWG: 1-3 Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer EWG: 1 Amylopectin EWG: 1 Aniba Rosodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil EWG: 1
B
Behenyl Alcohol EWG: 1 Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter EWG: 1
C
Calcium Gluconate EWG: 1 Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract EWG: 2 Canarium Luzonicum (Elemi) Gum Nonvolatiles EWG: 1 Canarium Commune (Elemi) Gum Oil EWG: 1 Caprylhydroxamic Acid EWG: 1 Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride EWG: 1 Caprylyl Glycol EWG: 1 Caryodendron Orinocense Seed Oil EWG: 1 Ceramide NP EWG: 1 Cetearyl Alcohol EWG: 1 Cetearyl Olivate EWG: 1 Cetyl Alcohol EWG: 1 Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose EWG: 1 Charcoal Powder EWG: 1 Chlorphenesin EWG: 2 Citric Acid EWG: 2 Citrus Aurantium (Bergamot) Oil EWG: 1-2 Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil EWG: 5 Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract EWG: 2 Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract EWG: 2 Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Oil EWG: 1 Cocamidopropyl Betaine EWG: 1-6* Depends on Usage Coco-Caprylate/Caprate EWG: 1 Coco-Glucoside EWG: 1 Coconut Alkanes EWG: 1
D
Dextrin EWG: 1 Dicaprylyl Ether EWG: 1 Dicaprylyl Carbonate EWG: 1 Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate EWG: 1
E
Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil EWG: 2
G
Gluconolactone EWG: 1 Glycerin EWG: 2 Glyceryl Stearate EWG: 1 Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil EWG: 1 Glycolic Acid EWG: 1-4* Depends on Usage Gylceryl Caprylate EWG: 1
H
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract EWG: 1 Hydrogenated Castor Oil EWG: 1 Hydrogenated Lecithin EWG: 2 Hydroxyacetophenone EWG: 1 Hydroxyethylcellulose EWG: 1
I - P
K
Kaolin EWG: 1
L
Lactic Acid EWG: 4 Lauryl Alcohol EWG: 1 Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil EWG: 1 Lecithin EWG: 2 Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil EWG: 1 Linoleic Acid EWG: 1 Linolenic Acid EWG: 1 Lysolecithin EWG: 1
M
Magnolia Grandiflora Bark Extract EWG: 1 Mandelic Acid EWG: 1 Mannitol EWG: 1 Maranta Arundinacea Root Extract EWG: 1 Microcrystalline Cellulose EWG: 2 Myristyl Alcohol EWG: 1
N
Niacinamide EWG: 1
O
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract EWG: 2
P
Palmitic Acid EWG: 1 Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminobutyroyl Hydroxythreonine EWG: 1 Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminonhydroxybutyrate EWG: 1 Panthenol EWG: 1 Pentylene Glycol EWG: 1 Phenoxyethanol EWG: 4 Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil EWG: 1 Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6 EWG: 1 Polydextrose EWG: N/A Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate EWG: 1 Potassium Hydroxide EWG: 2-5* Depends on Usage Potassium Sorbate EWG: 2 Potassium Sorbate (ECOCERT) EWG: 3 Propanediol EWG: 1 Pullulan EWG: 1 Pumice EWG: 1 Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract EWG: 1
Q - Z
R
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract EWG: 1 Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil EWG: 1
S
Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract EWG: 1 Salicylic Acid EWG: 1-3* Depends on Usage Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil EWG: 1 Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil EWG: 1 Sclerotium Gum EWG: 1 Shea Butter Glycerides (Shea) EWG: 1 Silica EWG: 1-2 Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil EWG: 1 Sodium Benzoate EWG: 1-3* Depends on Usage Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate EWG: 2 Sodium Chloride EWG: 1 Sodium Hyaluronate EWG: 1 Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate EWG: 1 Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate EWG: 1 Sodium PCA EWG: 1 Sodium Phytate EWG: 1 Sorbitan Olivate EWG: 1 Sorbitol EWG: 1 Squalane EWG: 1 Stearic Acid EWG: 1 Stearyl Alcohol EWG: 1 Sucrose Stearate EWG: 1
T
Tapioca Starch EWG: 1 Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate EWG: 1 Tocopherol EWG: 1 Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate EWG: 1
W
Water (Aqua)
X
Xanthan Gum EWG: 1
Z
Zea Mays (Corn) Starch EWG: 1 Zinc Oxide EWG: 1-3* Depends on Usage Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil EWG: 1

The No List

Parabens
Sulfates (SLS/SLES)
Petrochemicals
Synthetic Dyes
Coal Tar
Phtalates
Silicones
Drying Alcohols
Synthetic Fragrance
And Many More...
A - H
1
1,4-dioxane 2-Methoxyethanol
A
Acrylamide Aluminum Chlorohydrate Aluminum Salts Ammonium Laureth Sulfate Animal Oils/Musks/Fats
B
Benzophenone + Related Compounds Butoxyethanol Butyl methacrylate Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) Butylparaben
C
Calcium Disodium EDTA Carbon Black Ceteareth-20 Chemical Sunscreens Coal Tar Cyclic Silicones Cyclohexasiloxane (D6) Cyclomethicone Cyclopentasiloxane (D5) Cyclotetrasiloxane (D4)
D
Deastyrene/acrylates/dvbcopolymer Diazolidinyl Urea Diethanolamines (DEA) Disodium EDTA DMDM Hydantoin
E
Elemental aluminum Ethanolamines (ETA, DEA, TEA) Ethyl acrylate Ethyl methacrylate Ethylenediaminetetraacetic (EDTA) Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
F
Formaldehyde-releasing agents Formaldehydes
H
Hydroquinone Hydroxypropyl methacrylate Isopropylparaben
I - P
I
Isopropylparaben
L
Lead Acetate
M
Mercury + Mercury Compounds (Thimerisol) Methoxyethanol Methyl Cellosolve (or 2-Methoxyethanol) Methyl methacrylate (MMA) Methylchloroisothiazolinone Methylisothiazolinone Methylparaben Mineral Oil Monoethanolamines (MEA)
N
Nanoparticles
O
Octinoxate Octyl methoxycinnamate Oxybenzone
P
Parabens Paraffin Perfluorinated compound (PFC) Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFAS) Petrolatum Phenoxyethanol Phthalates Plastic Microbeads Polyacrylamide Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons Polycyclic Musks Polyethylene glycols (PEGs) Polysorbate-20 Propanol
Q - Z
Q
Quaternium-15
R
Resorcinol Retinyl Palmitate
S
Silicones Styrene Styrene Bromostyrene Styrene Deastyrene/acrylates/dvbcopolymer Styrene oxide Styrene sodium styrene/divinylbenzene copolymer Sulfates - Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) Synthetic fragrances
T
Talc Tetrahydrofurfuryl methacrylate Tetrasodium EDTA Toluene Triclocarban Triclosan Triethanolamines (TEA) Trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate
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