No. Beautycounter does not use petrochemical ingredients that are linked to health concerns, including sodium laureth sulfate, polyethylene glycol (PEG), propylene glycol, petrolatum, toluene, MEA, DEA or TEA.
There are some safer ingredients that are derived from oil, and the majority of plant-derived ingredients have at one point been processed using other chemical ingredients that are derived from oil (though those processing ingredients are not left in the final products). This is why we do not make the claim that we are free of petrochemicals across the board.
An example of a petrochemical that we might use is a silicone or an alcohol, which can serve important functions such as increasing the “slip” of a makeup product like tinted moisturizer or detangling hair in conditioner.
Beautycounter uses our Ingredient Selection Process to assess the safety of each and every potential ingredient in our products, whether the ingredient is found in nature or lab-made. Lab-made ingredients are often derived from petroleum or mineral sources.