Ingredients WE AVOID at all costs

Author: Web Developer   Date Posted:6 March 2017 

Did you know that many of the commercially manufactured skincare products on the market contain a chemical cocktail of ingredients such as parabens and sulphates. These chemicals are known to cause cancers, hormonal disruptions and various skin irritations. 

Here is a list of the top 12 “dirty dozen” ingredients currently used in skincare products today.

  1. BHA and BHT 
    Used mainly in moisturisers and makeup as preservatives.
     
  2. Coal tar dyes: p-phenylenediamine and colours listed as "CI" followed by a five digit number 
    used mainly in hair dyes and in other products colours listed as "CI" followed by five digits.
     
  3. DEA-related ingredients
    Used in creamy and foaming products, such as moisturizers and shampoos
     
  4. Dibutyl phthalate
    Used as a plasticizer in some nail care products.
     
  5. Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives 
    used in a variety of cosmetics.
     
  6. Parabens
    Used in a variety of cosmetics as preservatives
     
  7. Parfum (a.k.a. fragrance)
    Any mixture of fragrance ingredients used in a variety of cosmetics — even in some products marketed as "unscented."
     
  8. PEG Compounds
    Used in many cosmetic cream bases.
     
  9. Petrolatum
    Used in some hair products for shine and as a moisture barrier in some lip balms, lip sticks and moisturizers
     
  10. Siloxanes
    Used in a variety of cosmetics to soften, smooth and moisten. 
     
  11. Sodium laureth sulfate (SLS)
    Used in foaming cosmetics, such as shampoos, cleansers and bubble bath.
     
  12. Triclosan
    Used in antibacterial cosmetics, such as toothpastes, cleansers and antiperspirants. 

These commonly used ingredients have been known to:

  1. cause cancers
  2. create hormonal disruptions
  3. endocrine disrupter and reproductive toxicant
  4. contain formaldehyde, which causes cancer
  5. trigger allergies and asthma

Just how many of these ingredients are in your favourite skincare products? Scary isn't it ?

For further information please goto http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/health/science/toxics/dirty-dozen-cosmetic-chemicals/. You can even download a shoppers guide listing all these ingredients to avoid for easy reference. 

Chronic use of chemical laden products will cause the body to store the chemicals in the body fat or even in the brain. With enough accumulation of toxins in the body, illness can occur. 

We are passionate about making skincare products with only natural ingredients because we care about you and your family. We lovingly handcraft our products in small batches to ensure their quality, efficacy and freshness. Our shelf life is shorter than commercially manufactured products but we prefer to know our products are good for you and good for your skin WITHOUT any nasty chemicals.

 

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