Product Poison

Have you ever thought much of all the chemicals that are used in making your cosmetic items, and the fact that some of those chemicals are potentially hazardous? The Danger Zone: Potentially Harmful Cosmetic Ingredients lists these ingredients to watch out for:

  • Alpha-Hydroxy Acids
  • Formaldehyde
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Talc
  • Mineral Oil
  • Methyl Methacrylate

These ingredients are found in everything from cleansers, nail polish, shampoos, skin creams, lipsticks, suntan lotions, powders, and toothpastes, among other products, so check out the full article and find out why they are red-flagged, and how to guard yourself.

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4 thoughts on “Product Poison

  1. Before, there was a shampoo here in the market (I think they’ve pulled out that variety) that contains Formaldehyde. No wonder your hair would really look all shiny and “alive” when you use it because formaldehyde is used for embalming and that is also what we used to preserve our (sorry about this) cat specimen in our Zoology class. I don’t think I’d want that kind of solution touching my hair. No matter how shiny and soft my hair would be.

  2. Here’s another article about mineral oils in particular:http://www.positivehealth.com/article-abstract.php?articleid=621“Mineral oil (classed as a petrochemical pollutant and xenohormone) can have negative effects on hormones and the skin’s ability to breathe, attract moisture and detoxify. It can also slow down cell renewal and be the second (after the sun) most likely cause of premature ageing.” (from the article)One danger is most people really don’t think about what is in the products we wash our hair with, wash our face with, brush our teeth with. It seems like you should be able to assume they are safe.

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