Ingredients to avoid
As you may have guessed these ingredients have been linked to skin irritation and rashes, but what many don't realise is they can cause more serious health problems from hormonal disruptions, allergic reactions and even cancers.
Products you apply topically to the skin can be absorbed and have been found in the bloodstream after continued use.
Most commonly known for being in deodorant, Aluminum can also be found in shampoos and cosmetics.
It is a toxic metal that accumulates in the body. Studies have shown it to have an oestrogen-like affects in our systems, disrupting the healthy functioning of the endocrine system.It has even been linked to neuro toxicity over time.
Often found in creams and lotions, mineral oil is a byproduct of petroleum. In some forms it is used in car engines and machinery, there are concerns the product used in beauty products may not be completely free from contaminates.
It can leave a film across the skin preventing other ingredients from getting in or out, sometimes resulting in acne
Dmdm Hydantoin & Urea
Both these preservatives release a small amounts of formaldehyde over time, a known carcinogen. Which has been linked to skin allergies, headaches, chest pain and insomnia, to name a few.
Usually found in skincare products, cosmetics, shampoos, conditioners, and detergents.
While it does not accumulate in the body, prolonged use could severely impact your health.
Phthalates group of chemicals used to soften and increase the flexibility of plastics in cosmetics. This helps products stick to our skin.
Phthalates can be extremely dangerous to children, but it’s best to avoid them all together as they can be serious endocrine disruptors and even cause birth defects.
You can search your own ingredients at the link below to make a more conscious choice of what to use: