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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Natural, organic LIES

I am sickened by the knowledge I have been gaining through my research on the cosmetic industry.  The willingness to overlook toxic chemicals that are causing or adding to all of our health issues is shocking.  I found, on several different sites a list of toxic ingredients, what they are used for and what they can potentially do to you.  


You should care about this, you don't because for generations we have literally been putting this crap on our skin, slathering it on our bodies and faces feeling like we are doing a great thing for ourselves, our skin and our bodies.  We think because no doctor ever said to us that we or our loved one is sick or has this or that due to your body lotion then all that research we have heard isn't real or true.  But the facts must be faced, these ingredients are adding to how sick we are as a people.   We put on our babies, our pets, not just ourselves.  We allow the cosmetic industry to keep making money while making us sick.   Everytime we make a purchase from these companies, we are casting our vote!  We are telling them that its okay to continue to use these ingredients at the risk of our health, WE DON'T  CARE!!!!  But we do have a voice!!!  Without our money, they have no business!!  We can take a stand on corporate greed and LIES!!  If they came out and said the risks on the packaging, like cigarettes then that would be one thing, we are knowingly agreeing to what we are buying, but they don't disclose and they lie about it!!!  Why hasn't the government stepped in yet???  Because we are not making them, cast your vote!  We all have a choice, we all have a voice.  Your credit card swipe is your vote.  Educate yourself, but beyond all the political garb, care about yourself more.   Just a thought to ponder....if you had the ability to treat your internal organs yourself, like you could go right in and put a treatment directly on them when your own hands.... or you could inject treatments directly into your bloodstream...would you not put extreme care, thought and research into whatever you use?? Our skin is our largest organ, and whatever we put on our skin soaks directly into your blood stream!!!


Here is a brief list of some of the ingredients that are toxic.  These are the most common, guaranteed if you flip over any skin, body care or cosmetic products that you will see, most of these ingredients listed!!!  This information is listed later, but I want to make sure there is NO way you will miss this fact!!!  I had to say it out loud to myself to believe it!   
Researchers found a high concentration of parabens in 90% of breast tumors tested.





"You may assume that products with the word "organic" on them are safe to use, but they may still contain synthetic chemicals...["Many companies continue to mislead and confuse consumers by labeling personal care products as 'natural' or 'organic' when they contain just one or two highly processed botanical extracts and the rest is synthetic chemicals.] 



The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has certain requirements for an "organic" label. In order for a food to be labeled "100% Organic" it must contain only organically produced ingredients. To be simply "organic" it must consist of 95 percent organically produced ingredients; and to be labeled "containing organic ingredients" it must have 70 to 95 percent organically produced ingredients. The FDA has no such requirements when it comes to skin care products."
http://www.livestrong.com/article/183108-toxins-in-skin-care/#ixzz1ySaLQMiO






Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS)
-makes it foam

Sls is one of the most common chemicals found in human hygiene products. Sodium lauryl sulfate is a foaming agent used for scrubbing garage floors and cleaning drains.   Steam from sls has been known to cause lung damage and and throat cancer. It is easily absorbed by the skin. Sls is found in hand soaps, facial cleansers, moisturizers, shampoos, toothpaste, and anti-aging cream, bubble bath.  Can cause severe skin irritation.  SLS and ALS may also cause cataracts, and prevent children's eyes from developing properly.
Often described as being "derived from coconut" to disguise their toxic nature
http://www.healthguidance.org/entry/5119/1/Toxic-Ingredients-in-Cosmetics-and-Skin-Care-Products.html



Synthetic Fragrances


The Organic Consumers Association says synthetic fragrances used in skin care products can contain as many as 200 ingredients and there is no way to know exactly what makes up the fragrance ingredient since labels only state "fragrance." Synthetic fragrances contain chemicals that can cause skin irritation, rash, dizziness, vomiting, coughing and hyperpigmentation in some people. Listed on labels as:GERANIUM MACULATUM OIL PARFAM; FRAGRANCE; PERFUME OIL; PARFUM; FRAGRANCE FLORAL-SPICE.   
If its not listed as an essential oil, its SYNTHETIC!!!




Propylene glycol 

Used as a skin sensitizer and to help  ingredients to skin further into the skins layers

It causes scaling, hives, burning, itching and blistering. It allows other chemicals to get further into the skin increasing the level of toxins found in the blood. Propylene glycol can be found in bodywashes, shampoos, hair sprays, toothpastes, baby lotions, colognes, shaving creams, and liquid hand soaps. It is toxic to the immune system.


Parabens 

Used to stop microbial growth and to extend the shelf life of the product

 They will cause skin rashes, and other allergic reactions. They are extremely toxic and an immune system destroyer. Parabens are found in deodorants, perspirants and moisturizers. Paraben is known as methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, and ethylparaben.
Paraben Preservatives Parabens are widely used in cosmetics, deodorants, skin care and baby products to prolong their shelf life. They are known to be highly toxic and have caused rashes and allergic reactions. Recent scientific studies in the UK found a strong link between the use of parabens and the increasing rate of breast cancer in women. Researchers found a high concentration of parabens in 90% of breast tumors tested.

http://www.healthguidance.org/entry/5119/1/Toxic-Ingredients-in-Cosmetics-and-Skin-Care-Products.html



Glycerin 

Found in numerous skin products, especially soaps. It is considered toxic orally in large doses. It can cause hemolysis, hemoglobinuria and renal failure. Glycerin is found in facial cleansers, conditioners, body soaps, hand soaps, bubble baths, bath oils, and after shaves.
Mineral oil 

Mineral Oil Derived from petroleum (crude oil), mineral oil is commonly found as a main ingredient of face and body creams and lip gloss, concealers, foundations and facial cleansers. Baby oil is 100% mineral oil! It coats the skin like a plastic film, clogging pores and stopping the skin from eliminating toxins, which can lead to acne, premature aging and other skin disorders. Other petroleum based ingredients include paraffin wax, paraffin oil and petrolatum.
http://voices.yahoo.com/six-deadly-toxins-common-skin-care-products-2019360.html


Used as a thickener in skin care products and cosmetics 

PEGs interfere with the skin's natural moisture balance, causing an increase in ageing and leaving the skin vulnerable to bacteria.





Isopropyl Alcohol 

Used as a solvent 
Used in many skin care products. It causes skin irritation and strips the skin of its natural acid mantle, promoting the growth of bacteria, moulds and viruses. It may also cause premature ageing of skin.




DEA (Diethanolamine), TEA (Triethanolamine) and MEA (Monoethanolamine) 
Used as an emollient

These substances are harsh solvents and detergents that are used in cosmetics and face and body creams as an emollient. They can cause allergic reactions, and long term use of DEA-based products (such as Cocamide DEA) have been linked to an increase in the incidence of liver and kidney cancer.

Talc 

Talc is a soft mineral used in talcum powders and cosmetic powders. Scientific studies have shown that routine application of talcum powder to the genital area is linked with a three-to-fourfold increase in the development of ovarian cancer. Inhaling cosmetic powders containing talc may also be harmful to long term health.





Arsenic

Arsenic is an impurity of some ingredients used in skin care products, says the Skin Deep Cosmetic Database. The ingredients aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, hydrogenated cotton seed oil, polyvinyl acetate and hydrogenated cottonseed glyceride may contain arsenic as an impurity. Arsenic is a known carcinogen that causes cancer, immunotoxicity, organ system toxicity and endocrine disruption.






Check out this website!!! You can enter your skin care or cosmetic brands or products to see how toxic the ingredients.  There is a lot of other really cool info on this site!!!  

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