11 November 2012

Harmful Chemicals In Skincare and Cosmetics Products

Assalamualaikum .. ^.^

Either man or woman is using skincare products . But do we know that our favourite skincare product is safe ? Want to check it ? Look at the list below . I got from other blog ..  Girl , you must open your eyes now .. This chemical will give long term effect to your body .. Lets take a step to look on your skincare products .. Nowadays , there are many natural and organic products are sell on the market .. Lets be green and love yourself .. =)

1,4 - Dioxane
      Cancer risk.

* 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol(see bronopol below)
      May contain / release formaldehyde, which is an irritant, carcinogenic and a neurotoxin.

AHAs – Alpha-hydroxy acids (or ‘fruit acids’; incl. Glycolic acid and lactic acid)
      Can penetrate the skin;
      May increase sensitivity to sunlight therefore increase photo-aging and risk of sun-related skin cancers.

* Artificial colours
      The following colours may contain heavy metal impurities and could be carcinogenic:
      . Blue 1 (E133)
      . Green 3 (E142)
      . D&C Red 33 (E127)
      . FD&C Yellow 5 (E102)
      . FD&C Yellow 6 (E110)

* BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
      Preservative antioxidants;
      Possible allergen;
      Has been linked to possible behavioural effects, reproductive failures, not allowed in baby food.

      Cancer risk.

* DEA / TEA (diethanolamine / triethanolamine)
  Can react with nitrites (often present in cosmetics as contaminants but not disclosed on the labels) to form nitrosamines – most nitrosamines are carcinogenic .

Diazolidinyl urea / Imidazolidinyl urea.
      May contain / release formaldehyde, which is an irritant, carcinogenic and a neurotoxin.

DMDM hydantoin
      May contain / release formaldehyde, which is an irritant, carcinogenic and a neurotoxin.

* Fragrance (Parfum, or Aroma)
      Can exacerbate asthmatic symptoms;
    May contain chemicals linked to cancer, damaging to the liver and kidneys and toxic to the nervous     system.

* Germall
      Diazolidinyl Urea (see note above)

      Cosmetic grade Lanolin can be contaminated with carcinogenic pesticides such as DDT, dieldrin and lindane.
* Methylchloroisothiazolinone / Methylisothiazolinone
      Can cause allergic reactions or irritation.

Padimate-O (octyl dimethyl PABA)
      Cancer risk.

Parabens (Alkyl parahydroxy benzoates, or butyl/methyl/ethyl/propyl/isobutyl paraben)
      Oestrogen mimics;
      Can penetrate the skin.

Petrolatum / Mineral Oil / Paraffin Wax / Petroleum Jelly
 By-products of the petrochemical industry. They are not absorbed by the skin, and block natural respiration, excretion and absorption of other nutrients. May contain oils and other impurities which could be toxic or harmful.

Phthalates (Dibutyl (DBP), di(2-ethylhexyl) (DEHP), di-ethyl phthalate (DEP), butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP))
 Risk to pregnant women and unborn children;May disrupt hormones and cause birth defects;Linked to asthma and allergic disease.

P-Phenylenediamine (PPD, or Para-phenylene-diamine)
      Linked to cancer in workers;
      Linked to asthma and allergic disease;
      Can penetrate skin;
      Skin irritant.

 * Propylene glycol (propan-1,2-diol)
      Humectant - used to maintain moisture;
      Can cause contact dermatitis;
      Linked to depression of the Central Nervous System.

Quaternium 15
      May contain / release formaldehyde, which is an irritant, carcinogenic and a neurotoxin.

Triclosan (5-chloro-2 (2,4-dichlorophenoxy)-phenol) or Trade name - Microban
      Bioaccumulative - builds up in fatty tissue and can’t be broken down properly;
      Has been found in human breast milk and fish;
      Dioxins (linked to cancer) are formed when it is manufactured, incinerated or exposed to sunlight.

Sodium Lauryl Sulphate / Sodium Laureth Sulphate
      Skin, eye and respiratory tract irritant;
      May damage liver, lungs and immune system;
      Some evidence to suggest reproductive effects.

   Cosmetic grade talc (often found in baby powders, face powders, body powders and some contraceptives)    is carcinogenic.

Toluene (Toloul, methylbenzene)
  Risk to women workers of spontaneous abortions;Skin irritant; Toxic to central nervous system, eyes, blood, liver, kidneys and skin.
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