Winter is coming, that means winter dry skin is luring around the corner. Factors that contribute to the dry, wrinkly skin include lower humidity levels, extreme temperatures, and windier days. Winter dry skin is
The perfume ingredients list reads like a toxic war zone. Fragrance chemicals are everywhere. So the question comes down to this, is all the fragrances worth the toxic exposure? We all like good smelling products.
As you can see by the list on the right, finding healthy skincare products is important. The importance magnifies the younger the user.
Why is Toxic SkinCare Important to You?
“The skin acts as a passageway from the outside world to the bloodstream, so what we put on our skin can be absorbed by the body and enter our blood. Our skin can absorb up to 60% of what we slather onto it and the sensitive areas around our faces and armpits can absorb two to six times as much as other areas of the body. ” source
There is toxicity everywhere. As a result, the “it’s just a little bit” from one product is a smoke screen. Looking at the cumulative of all those exposures for all the skin and personal products over a lifetime can add up to a chronic disease. The same is even more important for our kids and grandkids. Their mental and physical development go on for years.
SkinCare Toxic 12 List
Benzoyl Peroxide – “Facilitates action of known carcinogens. … Possible tumor promoter. May act as mutagen; produces DNA damage in human and other mammalian cells in some concentrations
DEA, MEA, TEA – “Repeated use of these ingredients can cause liver and kidney cancer”
Dioxin – “Exposure to dioxins has shown to have serious health risks such as reproductive damage, birth defects, miscarriage, and cancer.”
Benzoyl Peroxide – Slowly releases formaldehyde, a known carcinogen
FD&C Color and Pigment – FD&C color pigments can cause skin sensitivity, rashes, hives, allergies, and cancer.”
Parabens – have been found in breast cancer tumors. May also cause sterility in mice and humans, hormone imbalance for women and early puberty
PEG – Known carcinogen and developmental toxicant
Petroleum – “May contain impurities linked to breast cancer”
DBP – “Phthalates damage the liver, kidneys, lungs, testes, early breast development in boys and girls, and can induce Hypersensitivity in the immune system”
PG & Butylene Glycol – “The EPA warns that skin contact with PG can cause brain, liver and kidney abnormalities”
SLS &SLES – Animals that had been exposed to SLS experienced eye damage, labored breathing, diarrhea, skin irritation, damage to the immune system and in some cases even cause death. SLS also contributes to hair loss, rashes, dandruff and allergies”
Triclosan – Studies have linked Triclosan to many health effects from skin irritation, endocrine disruption, and thyroid malfunctions
Our Answer to Skincare Toxicity
Natural or Organic claims are better than no such claims. But the real test is in the ingredients labels. However, reading deceptive labels can be a challenge. So we will help you get past the hype and recommend what we believe to be safe or “safer” products in our reviews.
If you want us to review a product, please contact us, We just might add it to our growing review list.