Skin Care Ingredients to avoid
Alcohol, Isopropyl (SD-40) – drying and irritating strips skin of natural acid mantle making skin vulnerable to bacteria, moulds and viruses.
Anionic Surfactants – foaming agent may be carcinogenic can cause serious health threat.
Benzalkonium Chloride – used in acne products and a preservative irritant to the skin DO NOT Swallow Highly Toxic.
Butylate Hydroxyanisole (BHA) – is a proved human carcinogen and causes skin allergies.
Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) – irritant to the skin.
Dioxane – used in skin care cream to make strong chemicals milder that the State of California determined as a known cancer causing ingredient.
Ethoxylated Surfactants – Foaming agent.
Isothiazolinone – preservative corrosive to the skin and eyes.
FD & C Colour Pigments – synthetic colours made from coal and tar casing skin sensitivity and irritation may be carcinogenic.
Fragrance – can indicate the presence of up to four thousand separate ingredients, many are toxic or carcinogenic. Symptoms my include headaches, dizziness, allergic rashes, skin discoloration, violent coughing, vomiting, and skin irritation. Fragrance can also affect the central nervous system, causing depression, hyperactivity, and irritability.
Imidazolidinyl Urea – trade name is Germall 115, releases formaldehyde, a carcinogenic chemical into cosmetics at over 10 C = 50 F.
Methylisothiazolinone & Methylchloroisothiazolinone – cause cosmetic allergies and potential dangerous neuron-toxic effects use in shampoos & lotions.
Mineral Oil – petroleum by-product that coats the skin like plastic that clogs the pores, interferes with the skin’s ability to eliminate toxins, promoting acne and other disorders. Will slow down skin function and cell development all resulting in premature aging. Can also be contaminated with PAH’s (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) a cancer causing element.