Do you think bleaching or processing petro-chemicals make them safe to put on your skin !

Are you surprised to know that most major brands of skin care and personal care products contain petrochemicals in them?  Even  brands that are advertised as “natural”  may contain some petrochemicals. Check the ingredient label of your product against the list bellow and share here what’s in it.

Many of these petrochemicals are known – and scientifically proven – to be toxic to our body, cause eye impairment, intestinal damage, kidney and liver problems, breathing problems, cysts, skin spots, rashes, premature aging and hair loss.  Some are endocrine disruptors (that can cause hormonal disruptions and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects), even carcinogenic (that can cause cancer, and in particular breast cancer).

Here is a list of the most common petrochemicals used in skin care products,
Propylene Glycol, Petrolatum, paraffin, Mineral oil, Anything with Methyl, Propyl, Butyl prefix. benzene, Toluene.
 PolyEthylene Glycol or PEG family, PEG-100 Stearate, PEG-8, PEG-80, Cocoate, Peroleate andPEG 15 Soyamide/IPDI Copolymer.
Diethanolamine (DEA) and Triethanolamine (TEA) family:Lauramide DEA, Cocamide DEA, Cocamide MEA, DEA- Cetyl Phosphate, DEA Oleth-3 Phosphate, Linoleamide MEA, Myristamide DEA, Stearamide MEA, and TEA-Lauryl Sulfate. Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben and Butylparaben preservatives.
Carbomer & Carbopol  – petroleum derived thickeners.
Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Lauryl Glucoside, Coco-Betaine, are all made using petrochemicals.
Keep this list of “ingredients to avoid” handy when shopping for your next skin care or personal care product. FDA does not regulate the industry but YOU can with your pocketbook and becoming ingredient savvy consumers choosing products with safe botanical ingredients.
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