Does your skincare contain these dangerous ingredients? ... These chemicals can be found in face, body moisturizers, body wash, and cleansers.
You know that some ingredients in skincare might not be the best option, but have you ever wondered what sort of effects it can have on your skin or even your life?
The ways in which we look after our skin isn't going anywhere soon – the undisputed Queen of our skincare new world is ETHICAL & ORGANIC.
Here are a few astonishing stats to digest:
What can happen from this?
Everyday Chemical Exposures Linked to Earlier Menopause
Women with higher levels of the chemicals in their bodies were found to experience menopause two to four years earlier than women with lower levels. Fifteen chemicals in particular (including nine PCBs, three pesticides, two phthalates, and a furan) were significantly associated with early menopause, which suggests an early decline in ovarian function.In addition to leading to early menopause, an early decline in ovarian function may lead to early development of heart disease and osteoporosis. Many of the chemicals mentioned in the study have already been linked to health risks, including cancer, metabolic syndrome, and early puberty.
In a study of more than 31,000 US women, researchers examined blood and urine levels of 111 mostly man-made chemicals commonly found in plastics, personal care products and household items.
So, what are some of the most common toxic chemicals found in your skincare?
Widely used preservatives. Parabens possess estrogen-mimicking properties that are associated with increased risk of breast cancer. These chemicals are absorbed through the skin and have been identified in biopsy samples from breast tumors. They can be found in makeup, body washes, deodorants, shampoos and facial cleansers
Parfum (a.k.a. fragrance)
Sounds pretty doesn't? Who doesn't want a nice smelling product? Well, let us explain why you may want to rethink this one. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Skin Deep Database, fragrance mixes have been associated with allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress and potential effects on the reproductive system
By-product of petroleum that’s used in baby oil, moisturizers, styling gels. It creates a film that impairs the skin’s ability to release toxins. Commonly used Baby Oil is 100% Mineral Oil.
Sodium laureth sulfate.
Also used in cashwash, floor cleaner, engine degreaser and 90% of personal care products that foam. Need we say more?
A group of chemicals used in skincare to soften plastics. The main Phythalates in cosmetics and personal care products are dibutyl phthalate in nail polish, diethyl phthalate in perfumes and lotions, and dimethyl phthalate in hair spray. They have been linked to increased risk of breast cancer, early breast development in girls, and reproductive birth defects in males and females. Unfortunately, it is not disclosed on every product as it’s added to fragrances (remember the “secret formula” not listed), a major loophole in the law. They can be found in deodorants, perfumes/colognes, hair sprays and moisturisers.
Formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives (FRP’s) preservatives are used in many cosmetic products to help prevent bacteria growth. This chemical was deemed as a human carcinogen by The International Agency for Research on Carcinogens (IARC) and has been linked to occupational related cancers: nasal and nasopharyngeal. It is known to cause allergic skin reactions and it may also be harmful to the immune system. It can be found in nail polish, body washes, conditioners, shampoos, cleansers, eye shadows, nail polish treatments.
These are just SOME of the ingredients that you should be avoiding. I dont know about you, but the thought of having an ingredient in my skincare giving me cancer, liver or kidney damage, does not sit well. If you can avoid it, why would you choose not to?
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