Research shows that what we put on our skin is absorbed into blood stream within 26 seconds, therefore, it is important that we put only nourishing ingredients on our skin.
Our personal care products and the chemicals in them. Below are 5 examples of chemicals found in our personal care products, such as our deodorants, shampoos, conditioners, soaps, lotions, tooth paste, makeup, nail polish, etc.:
1. Phenoxyethanol: it is a synthetic preservative added to makeup, perfumes, insecticides, ink, dyes, etc.
Reproductive Toxin – causes organ damage after long-term use
The WebMD states that the American Chemical Society estimates that parabens are in about 85% of personal care products -- everything from shampoo to shaving cream. Researchers believe most of us get our greatest exposure from these products as they’re absorbed through the skin.
The WebMD also states that Parabens can be found in foods like baked goods, beverages, syrups, jellies, jams and preserves, in the packaging that keeps food fresh, and in drugs, according to the CDC’s National Biomonitoring Program.
- Found in Breast Cancer tissue
- Toxic to the Immune System
- Toxic to the nerve system, skin, eyes and lungs
- Powerful carcinogenic and damages DNA