Toxic Chemicals in Skin Care Products

Look What's In Skin Care And Bathroom Products

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Elixir Skin Food products are completely free from any harmful ingredients. Elixir Skin Food products are made from 98% organic ingredients that help, cleanse and moisturise your skin to assist in the prevention of problem skin and signs of aging. Using Elixir Skin Food products regularly in your day to day cleansing routine will leaving your skin feeling soft clean and ever so lovable!


According to research up to 65% of what we put on our skin can end up in your body. It makes sense to ensure your skin care is safe. Have you checked your labels?


Here is a list of some of the chemicals


Butylparaben, DEA , Dimethicone, Dimethylol dimethyl hydantoin, Disodium EDTA, EDTA ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid, Ethylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Isopropyl palmitate, Methylparaben, PEG 100, Propylene glycol, Propylparaben, TEA triethanolamine


Are these ingredients harmful?


Why are we allowing ourselves to be exposed everyday to these harmful cosmetic chemicals? These toxic substances could be capable of attacking your nervous system, toxic by ingestion, causes of cancer, skin irritants. Some of these chemicals are already banned in some countries for use in cosmetics?


According to the breast cancer foundation, the cosmetics industry uses thousands of synthetic chemicals in its products, in everything from lipstick and lotions to shampoo and shaving cream. Following is a list of harmful chemicals used in cosmetics.


Phthalates


Phthalates are a group of endocrine-disrupting chemicals that are found in cosmetics like nail polish and in synthetic fragrance, both perfumes and fragrance ingredients in other cosmetic products. Phthalate exposure has been linked to early puberty in girls, a risk factor for later-life breast cancer. Some phthalates also act as weak estrogens in cell culture systems.


Triclosan


Triclosan is used in antibacterial soaps, deodorants and tooth paste to limit the growth of bacteria and mould. The chemical, which is classified as a pesticide, can affect the body's hormone systems, especially thyroid hormones, which regulate metabolism and may disrupt normal breast development. Widespread use of triclosan may also contribute to bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents.


1,4-dioxane


1,4-dioxane is not listed on ingredient labels. It is a petroleum-derived contaminant formed in the manufacture of shampoos, body wash, children's bath products. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has ranked it as a possible carcinogen, and the National Toxicology Program (NTP) has identified it as a reasonably anticipated carcinogen.


Parabens


Parabens are a group of compounds widely used as an antifungal agent, preservative and antimicrobial in creams, lotions, ointments and other cosmetics, including underarm deodorants. They are absorbed through the skin and have been identified in biopsy samples from breast tumors.


Ethylene Oxide


Ethylene oxide is found in fragrances and is commonly used to manufacture popular brands of shampoo. It is classified as a known human carcinogen and is one of the 48 chemicals that the National Toxicology Program (NTP) identifies as mammary carcinogens in animals.


1,3-butadiene


Shaving creams, spray sunscreens and foundations, and anti-fungal treatments that contain the propellant isobutene may be contaminated with the carcinogen 1,3-butadiene. Exposure occurs mainly through inhalation. This chemical has been found to increase mammary tumors in rodents.


Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)


Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a group of chemicals that occur naturally in coal, crude oil and gasoline. One of the more common PAHs is naphthalene. Some cosmetics and shampoos are made with coal tar and therefore may contain PAHs. They have been shown to increase risk for breast cancer.


Placental Extract


Placental extract is derived from human or animal placentas and is used in hair conditioners, shampoos and other grooming aids, particularly those marketed to women of color. The National Toxicology Program (NTP) has identified progesterone, the major hormonal contaminant in placental extracts, as a reasonably anticipated carcinogen.

Lead


Lead may be a contaminant in over 650 cosmetic products, including sunscreens, foundation, nails colors, lipsticks and whitening toothpaste. Lead is a proven neurotoxin, linked to learning, language and behavioral problems. It has also been linked to miscarriage, reduced fertility in men and women, and delays in puberty onset in girls.


Aluminium


Aluminium is found in some underarm antiperspirants. Like cadmium, aluminium is a metal that mimics estrogen and can also cause direct damage to DNA. Studies have not shown a direct causal link to breast cancer risk, but breast tissue has been shown to concentrate aluminium in the same area where the highest proportions of breast cancers are originally diagnosed.


Sunscreen


There are many sun screens containing chemicals that exert significant estrogenic activity, as measured by the increase in proliferation rates of human breast cancer cells in vitro. Studies show these chemicals are accumulating not only in humans but also in wildlife.


For More information visit the breast Cancer Fund


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For educational purposes only: This information has not been evaluated by the Australian TGA Administration.This information is not intended to imply that Elixir Skin Food Products diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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