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Skincare and our Health

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
2. Parabens: It is a preservative used in cosmetics, personal care products and pharmaceutical products.
 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
 3. Propylene glycol: is a synthetic liquid substance that absorbs water.  It is used in medicine, cosmetics, and as a direct food additive, including frozen foods such as ice cream and frozen desserts.
  • Toxic to the Immune System
4. Sodium Lauryl sulfate (SLS): is used as a foaming agent and detergent in many skin care products, shampoos, conditioners, tooth paste, and household cleaning agents.
  • Toxic to the nerve system, skin, eyes and lungs
 5. Formaldehyde: is a colorless, strong-smelling gas used in making building materials and many household products.  It can also be used as a preservative in some foods and in products, such as antiseptics, medicines, cosmetics, soaps, shampoos, lotions, sunscreens, and cleaning products.  It is also used a preservative in funeral homes.
  • Powerful carcinogenic and damages DNA

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