What The Heck is THAT Crap??

If it’s hard to spell, read or understand it may OR may not be bad for you.
A lot of confusing stuff out there!

Did you know that 78% of the chemicals in highest-volume commercial use have not had even ‘minimal’ toxicity testing?  Holy cow!

In this article we will be giving you a look into some ingredients you may be finding in your cosmetic products but have absolutely no clue what they actually are… I mean, come on, that one is six syllables!

INCI names (the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) are based on Latin and scientific English words. This system makes sure that cosmetic ingredients are consistently listed using the same ingredient name from product to product.

Not everything hard to pronounce is bad, but we’d like to help you learn a bit about what you’re using. Now, here are some ingredients that you should keep an eye out for!
*Petrolatum, glyceryl stearate and cetyl alcohol: petrochemical emollient (oil/gas), new research shows that in these synthetic emollients industrial processes can cause the formation of trans-fatty acids or trans-isomers which have been linked to the creation of free radicals and prostaglandin inhibitors. {1}
*Hydroxymethyl cellulose:synthetic emulsifiers like glycol and DEA
*Phthalates– highly toxic, hormone disrupting and irritating to the skin
*Cottonseed oil: usually contains high pesticide residue.
*Hexane, Acetone (good ole’ nail polisher remover) and Methanol: Chemical solvents are not only toxic to handle and to ingest (neurotoxins and pulmonary irritants), they have also been found to be dangerous to the environment where they are manufactured.
*Talc/Talcum Powder: Known carcinogen.
*Cocamide, Myristimide(s): commonly used emulsifiers, can irritate skin
*Parabens– linked to breast cancer, highly controversial- no hard evidence but questionable
*SLS (Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates)-common shampoo and face cleanser ingredient; irritating and highly allergenic
*Diethanolamine & triethanolamine (DEA&TEA)– highly toxic and carcinogenic creates 1,4 Dioxane.
*Petroleum Distillates– clogs pores, non-biodegradable, not eco friendly
*Formaldehyde – Urea’s- common preservatives, linked to allergies and now on list of possible carcinogen

Although you don’t have to go organic with all your beauty products, it IS healthier to use items with more natural ingredients than chemical/synthetic to be on the safe side!

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