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Toxic Beauty

Toxic Beauty

The FDA is quite relaxed on the US regulations on skin care and beauty ingredients.  I check all of my lotions, shampoos, make-up and other beauty and body products that I use daily at: www.EWD.org.  Most of the time you can just type in the product name and it’s toxicity will come up and the scientific studies that back up that information.  If your product is not in their database, you can look up each ingredient.  By toxic, I mean that it can interrupt the reproductive system, immune system, cause cancer or other harmful things.   For a few ingredients that can be toxic to the human body, please see below.  Also, not all organic products are created equal; some natural ingredients are still harmful or too strong for sensitive skin, Rosacea, allergy prone skin and other skin conditions.  If you are unsure what your skin needs, you can always schedule a skin assessment. It’s very important if you are going through cancer treatment, have allergies or an autiimmune conditions, hormonal conditions or have Rosacea or sensitive skin that you use the right products for your skin and body.

Ingredients to avoid:
Propylparaben, Methylparaben…anything ending in “paraben” (Cancer causing!)
Fragrance
BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
Methenamine
Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
Diazolidinyl Urea
Triclosan
Mineral Oil
Sodium Hydroxymethlglycinate

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Do you know what's in your products? You should, for your skin and your health.

WHY are doctors still recommending Cetaphil and CeraVe!!??

Most of their products contain parabens! Parabens should be avoided at all costs! They are preservatives that are easily absorbed into the skin that have been proven to disrupt the endocrine system and mimic estrogen, increasing your chance of developing breast cancer.

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Scientific American:
“Parabens mimic estrogen by binding to estrogen receptors on cells. Research has shown that the perceived influx of estrogen beyond normal levels can in some cases trigger reactions such as increasing breast cell division and the growth of tumors."

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