Many ingredients found in hair, facial, nail polish and body products contain chemicals or synthetic additives that can cause skin irritations and in some cases serious health problems such as skin allergies, cancer, infertility/reproductive problems, birth defects, and learning disabilities. Our body absorbs up to 60% of products we put on our skin and children absorb even more. Below is a list of ingredients that can potentially be harmful to you.
Benzoyl Peroxide - found in whitening agents for bleaching hair and teeth. Common in acne products, possible tumor promoter. May produce DNA damage in human cells. Tocix by inhalation. May cause eye & skin irritatrion and respiratory problems.
DEA (Diethanolanolamine, MEA ( Monoethanolamine), TEA (Triethanolamine) - found in cleaners, shampoos & cosmetics. This foam booster is a skin/eye irritant and may cause contact dermatitis. Easily absorbed through skin to accumulate in body organs.
Dioxin - a foamimg agent found in shampoos and liquid soap. Often used in antibacterial ingredients like triclosan, emulsifiers, PEGs & ethoxylated cleansers like sodium laureth sulfate. May cause cancer, reduce immunity, nervous system disorders & miscarriages.
DMDM Hydantoin & Urea (Imidazolidinyl) found in hair gel, shampoo and conditioner, they release formaldehyde, which may cause joint pain, cancer, skin reactions, allergies, depression, headaches, chest pains, ear infections, chronic fatigue, dizziness, and insomnia.
Parabens (Methyl, Butyl, Ethyl, Propyl ) - found in a variety of products (used as a preservative) such as deodorants and other skin care products. Parabens have been found in breast cancer tumors and may contribute to hormone imbalances.
PEG (Polyethylene Glycol) - found in a wide variety of products including personal care, baby care, and sunscreens. Made by ethoxylating propylene glycol. Dangerous levels of dioxin exist as a by-product of the ethoxylation process.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) - used in car washes, garage floor cleaners, engine degreasers, and 90% of personal care products that foam. May cause eye irritation, depression, labored breathing, diarrhea, and skin irritation.
Triclosan - found in soaps, toothpaste, and detergents-this is a synthetic, antibacterial ingredeient. The EPA registers it as a pesticide, posing risks to human health. Classified as a chlorophenol-which can cause cancer in humans.
Phthalates - found in fragrant lotions, liquid body wash, and other products. Health effects include damage to liver/kidneys, birth defects, and decreased sperm counts.
Sunscreen Chemicals - Avobenzone, benzophenone, octyl methoxycinnamate, and PABA are known free radical generators and are believed to damage DNA or lead to cancers.