Does it astonish you that there are loads of toxic ingredients in skin and hair care products that can harm you? When you use a skin or hair care line, that product is being introduced into your blood steam by basic use.
It may amaze you the kind of ingredients used in the manufacturing of skin and hair products. Some companies ethical business practices are not a priority over making the cheapest product available for the most profit. Here are some of the toxic ingredients used in hair and skin care products. Check the labels of what you are using, you are bound to find more than a few ingredients on the list below. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Alcohol Isopropyl : Drying and irritating solvent and dehydrator that strips your skin's natural acid mantle, making us more vulnerable to bacteria, molds and viruses. It is made from propylene, a petroleum derivative. It may promote brown spots and premature aging of skin. Ammonium ingredients: Toxic, carcinogenic Benzoates: Implicated in wide variety of health problems including testicular cancer, cell mutation and other cancers. Benzoyl peroxide: Produces tremendously dangerous free radical in the skin increases the chances of cancer. It also causes over-drying of the skin.
FDA has now changed the safety rating of benzoyl peroxide from category I to category III. BHA and BHT: Encourages the breakdown of vitamins such as vitamin d, can cause lipid and cholesterol levels to increase, endocrine disruptor, toxic. DEA ingredients: All ingredients with DEA after the first word such as concamid-dea, cause cancer. These chemicals are already restricted in Europe due to known carcinogenic effects. Fragrances: Fragrance on a label can indicate the presence of up to four thousand separate ingredients, many toxic or carcinogenic. Clinical observation proves fragrances can affect the central nervous system, causing depression, hyperactivity, and irritability. Hydroquinone: Toxic, irritants, hydroquinone has been shown to cause leukemia in mice and other animals. The European Union banned it from cosmetics in 2001. Can cause hyper-pigmentation. Lanolin: Any chemicals used on sheep will contaminate the lanolin obtained from the wool. The majority of lanolin used in cosmetics is highly contaminated with chlorinated organo pesticides like DDT. Laureth family: Carcinogenic, skin irritants may be contaminated with large amounts of toxins in manufacturing process contains ammonium salts, mutagen, acne and dermatitis producing and hair loss. PEG, Polyethylene, Polyethylene glycol, Polyoxyethylene: Potentially carcinogenic petroleum ingredient that can alter and reduce the skin's natural moisture factor. This could increase the appearance of aging and leave you more vulnerable to bacteria. Parabens family: Implicated in a multitude of health problems, estrogenic, cancer causing, allergenic, found in breast tissue, replicates in DNA, stored in fat cells. Petrochemicals (Paraffin, Mineral oil, Petroleum, Petrolatum, Vaseline): Coats the skin like plastic, clogging the pores, slows down skin function and cell development, resulting in premature aging, acne producing, may be carcinogenic, causes dry skin, respiratory toxin, may cause dizziness, any mineral oil derivative can be contaminated with cancer causing PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons). Phenol Carbolic Acid: Can cause circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma, and even death. Propylene/Butylene glycol: Is a petroleum derivative, penetrates the skin very quickly and causes contact dermatitis, skin irritations, acne, allergies, the EPA considers PG so toxic that it warns against skin contact to prevent consequences such as brain, liver and kidney abnormalities, and can also weaken protein & cellular structure. TEA ingredients: Severe irritants, can contain ammonium slats, eye irritant, sensitizers, highly acidic. Over 40% of cosmetics containing Triethanolamine (TEA), have been found to be contaminated with nitrosamines, which are potent carcinogens.