The list is long on what to avoid when it comes to body care, and it is surprising what can be found in products we buy to feel better.
Below are some ingredients to look out for;
Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) - are irritants and are found in most foaming products like shampoos, conditioners, body washes and toothpastes. They irritate eyes, skin, mucous membranes and can lead to direct damage to the hair follicle, skin damage, permanent eye damage in children and even liver toxicity.
Parabens - a toxic preservative found in cosmetics, toothpaste, and has been linked to cancer. The four main parabens are methyl, ethyl, propyl and putyl parabens.
Titanium Dioxide - a suspected caricinogen used as pigment and thickener for many cosmetic and skincare products. It is harmful to the environment, acidifies rivers and seas, and damages ecosystems i nature.
Formaldehyde - linked to cancer, triggers asthma, hazardous air pollutant, environmental toxin
Benzyl alcohol - strong neurotoxicant, causes liver damage, coma and death in animals.
Cetyl alcohol - can be of either animal or plant origin, skin and eye irritant in humans.
Isoparaffin - petroleum biproduct, environmental toxin.
Mineral oil (liquid petrolatum) - causes blood and skin cancer in animals, non biodegradable environmental toxin.
Tetrasodium EDTA - contains formaldehyde, most widespread poison to waterways.
Phthalates - called “plasticizers,” are a group of industrial chemicals used to make plastics like polyvinyl chloride (PVC) more flexible, and can also be found in nail polish, hair spray, perfume and shampoo. Phthalates have been found to disrupt the endocrine system,
"I try to avoid manufactured, processed products, and instead do my best to go straight to the source - Mother Nature."
(Ani Phyo-raw food chef)
www.ewg.com and www.safecosmetics.org have good info on this subject.
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