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8 Dangerous Skin Care Ingredients


Parabens

Widely used preservative in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. They are hormone disruptors, acting as estrogens in the body. Studies suggests parabens are cancer causing.

Petroleum Products

Examples of petroleum products are: Mineral Oil, Paraffin, and Petrolatum. These materials clog the pores.This creates toxic build up on the skin. Linked to early aging due to slowing down cellular development. Hormone disruptors. Linked to cancer.

Sodium laurel Sulfate (SLS)/Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)

Highly transdermal (easily penetrates the skin). Assists other chemicals in penetrating the skin. Contributes to the break down of the skin's natural moisture barrier. Contained in over 90 percent of personal care products. Particularly dangerous when combined with nitrosamine, as it becomes a proven potent carcinogen.

Acrylamide

Commonly used in face cream. Associated with mammary tumors.

Propylene Glycol

Found in cosmetic moisturizer. Acts as a carrier for fragrance oils. May cause dermatitis and skin irritation. Linked to kidney and liver problems.

Phenol Carbolic Acid

Used in many lotions and skin creams. Known to cause circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma, and even death from respiratory failure.

Dioxane

Very common in personal care products. Confirmed carcinogenic.

Toluene

Found in synthetic fragrances. Made from petroleum and coal tar. May be poisonous. Linked to anemia, lowered blood cell count, liver or kidney damage. May affect a developing fetus.

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