Hazardous Ingredients to Watch Out For

Our skin absorbs up to 60% of what we put on it. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a public interest group that’s compiled the most comprehensive research around. They test and expose threats to human health and the environment. To find out more about common ingredients and their health hazards, visit www.cosmeticdatabase.com. Be sure to look at the ingredients that are responsible for the product ratings. Some natural ingredients are flagged such as essential oils so look into the reason so that you fully understand. This will help you familiarize yourself with the lengthy list of ingredients you see everywhere.

There are shockingly little regulations when it comes to personal care products. There are no federal laws that require companies to test personal care products for safety before selling them to us. So taking care of our skin, hair, teeth and overall health means we need to know what we’re applying to them.

Worst offenders you should be aware of:

Parabens (Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben & Propylparaben)– found in shampoos, conditioners, styling products, soaps, body washes & aloe vera gel

SLS & SLES – found in shampoos, conditioners, soaps and body washes/cleansers, toothpaste, whitening products, moisturizers & mouth washes

EDTA – found in skin products, processed food & industrial cleaning to bind heavy metals

Diazolidinyl Urea – found in face and body moisturizers, cleansers and body washes, sunscreen, conditioners & styling products

Imidazolidinyl Urea – found in face and body moisturizers, cleansers and body washes, sunscreen, aloe vera gel, feminine products & cosmetics

Dimethyl Hydantoin – found in face and body moisturizers, cleansers and body washes, sunscreen, aloe vera gel, shampoos, conditioners & styling products

Quanternium-15 – found in face and body cleansers, shampoos and conditioners, baby shampoos and soaps, sunscreen & cosmetics

Bronopol – found in face and body moisturizers, cleansers and body washes, soaps, conditioners & styling products

Propylene Glycol – found in lotions, moisturizers, potions, deodorants, embalming fluids, brake fluid, antifreeze (for cars), solvent for paint and plastics industries, deicing solution for roads, planes, cars & boats

Toluene – found in nail polish and nail treatment products

Talc – found in deodorants, antiperspirants, body powders & cosmetics

Diethanolamine (DEA) – found in liquid soaps & shampoos

Monoethanolamine (MEA) – found in aqueous solutions for scrubbing certain acidic gases.It is used in the production of detergents, emulsifiers, polishes, pharmaceuticals, corrosion inhibitors, and chemical intermediates.

Triethanolamine (TEA) – used as an emulsifier and is found in personal care products including aloe vera gel

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