This information has been compiled by WRRYFree, LLC for the education of consumers in purchasing cosmetic products we do not guarantee this is the most up to date information on the subject at hand.
The top 10 "bad" ingredients to look for?
The Parabens — (Methyl-, Butyl-, Ethyl- & Propyl-parabens) Directly linked to breast cancer. The most common cosmetic ingredient second only to water Found in the actual tumors removed from breast tissue. Acts as oestrogen, which means they replace oestrogen in the body & work as foreign oestrogens. Stores in body fat. Oestrogen can drive the growth of human breast tumors. Parabens are cosmetic ingredients that are used as a synthetic preservative. Current research in Japan (all of this research is done on animals) indicates that the methyl-, butyl- an propyl-parabens have estrogenic effects, which means lowered sperm count and enlarged mammary glands in males.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate — skin irritant.
Propylene Glycol — synthetic used in antifreeze & brake fluid.
Imidazolidinyl Urea and Diazolindinyl Urea — May be linked to cancer and other health concerns.
Petrolatum or Mineral Oil-Carcinogen — Petroleum products coat your skin, are irritants and are absent of healing properties. Petroleum products fuel the Middle East conflict and I'm tired of all that aren't you?
PVP/VA Copolymer — in hairsprays and such
Stearalkonium Chloride — used in hair conditioners
Synthetic Colors esp. FD&C Red No 6, D&C Green No 6 — cancer causing — don't put them on your skin or in your mouth.
Fragrances — This word means that there could be up to 200 unlisted other ingredients in the product hidden in under the term fragrance. There's no way to know what the chemicals are, but in general, fragrances have proven to be sensitizers, cause dizziness, allergic reactions, etc.
Triethanolamine — in some cleansers; converts acid to a salt. Toxic if used over a long period of time.
Coal Tar — All FD&C and D&C colors are made from coal tar — most have been shown to cause cancer. Used in dandruff shampoos, used in hair coloring.
Formaldehyde- used in hair dyes
Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) — a plasticizer that is a main ingredient in nearly all nail polishes.
Cyclopentasiloxane — smoothes hair
Methylisothiazolione — used in water based shampoos to reduce microbial growth. Found in lab rats even in low doses to dramatically restrict the growth of neurons. Sodium borate (boric acid) Not safe for infant skin.
Diethanolamine (DEA) — Animal tests show it damages the liver, kidneys & spinal cord & has been linked to cancer.
Talc — This powder has been shown to cause cancer in animals.
Aluminum — May be linked to Alzheimer's disease.
Acrylamide — Found in foundations, face lotions & hand cream. Linked to mammary tumors.
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