September 23, 2016: Top 5 Chemicals To Avoid in Skincare Products
Preservatives that are linked to breast cancer.
Used as plasticizers and known to cause damage to the liver, kidneys, lungs and reproductive system.
Sodium Laurel/Laureth Sulfate
Used as a foaming agent and is considered a skin irritant and carcinogen. It is absorbed into the body via skin application and mimics the activity of estrogen.
Propylene Glycol and Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)
Made from the same chemical that is used to create anti-freeze, this chemical easily penetrates the skin and is linked to damage of the liver, kidneys and brain.
Examples: mineral oil, petrolatum, paraffin, polybutene, triclosan, polyethylene
These chemicals interfere with the skin’s natural functions, clog pores, and are highly likely to be contaminated with carcinogens.
Read those labels and be good to your body!
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