This article has been retracted due to an error (mine) in the ingredient list. While I work hard to ensure accuracy, I’m also human. I got this one wrong. I’m grateful to the two readers who contacted me to notify me of the error. Your diligence is appreciated. I also apologize to Ava Anderson. This is a company with a great reputation for providing safe cosmetics. This fact was pointed out in the original article but bears repeating here.
Regular readers of my Food Babe “Dangerous” series know that I always stress that the product being discussed is actually completely safe, and that was certainly the case for any Ava Anderson product mentioned. Readers unfamiliar with the style of these articles might not have made it to the conclusion section where I reveal that experts in science and chemistry agree everything in the product is safe. But tying this company’s product to a list of ingredients that was not their own could lead to confusion. So I’ll reiterate–there’s nothing to fear from this company’s product.
Because I criticize certain other blogger/activists for quietly deleting the evidence when they’re shown to be wrong, a deletion of the page itself would be uncalled for. In place of the original, retracted content, I’m leaving this apology.
Admit your mistakes. Apologize. Work harder next time. That’s my plan going forward.