Phthalates are a group of chemical compounds, often referred to as plasticizers, utilized throughout many industries. In the cosmetic industry, phthalates are used in nail polishes and hairsprays, and/or as a solvent in fragrances. There are several different types of phthalates used across many industries. Several phthalates are banned and/or no longer used. DEP is still commonly used and permitted in cosmetics. Currently at Oribe, one of our hair care fragrance oils was formulated with a very small amount of Diethyl Phthalate (DEP) as a solvent. We have been proactively working to remove DEP from all hair care products containing this specific fragrance oil by 2025.