Phthalates in personal care products: Should you be concerned?

Here are the four ingredients to watch out for. Plus, yet another reason to opt for fragrance-free products.

Phthalates are one of the 400 ingredients that Brandless bans from its personal care products. This piqued my interest because I have heard some rumblings about phthalates before. These chemicals are used in lots of products, ranging from plastic toys to shampoos. I decided to dig into the research and see what I could find. According to the FDA, three types of phthalates appear in cosmetic products: