If you want to know exactly what each ingredient can do to your body long term and see how good or bad a product is in general visit www.ewg.org/skindeep.

Below is a  list of the chemicals commonly found in skincare products.  Please read through and make a note of these products that you should be avoiding.

Direct Carcinogens – (yes this means cancer causing)

  • Benzil Acetate
  • Butyl Benzyphthalate
  • Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)
  • Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)
  • Coal Tar Dyes, D and C Red 2,3,4,8,10, 17,19 &33 Green 5, Orange 17, FD & C Blue, 1,2& 4, Green 3, Red 4 & 40, Yellow 5 & 6
  • Crystalline Sillica
  • Diaminophenol
  • Diethanolamine (DEA)
  • Doicyle Adipate
  • Disperse Blue 1, Disperse Yellow 3 (Colourants)
  • Fluoride
  • Formaldehyde
  • Glutaral
  • Hydroquinone
  • Methylene Chloride
  • and Methylchloroisothizolinone
  • Nitrophenylenediamine
  • p-Phenylenedianmine (following oxidation)
  • Phenyl-p-phenylendediamine
  • Saccharine
  • Talc (only in loose form, particularly around the genitalia).

 

 

 

 

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