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Chemicals in skincare

Confused about some of the chemicals you find in skincare. Here is an interesting article from Breast Cancer Fund website listing some of these chemicals.

"When it comes to beauty products, the effects of the ingredients they contain can be more than just skin deep. The cosmetics industry uses thousands of synthetic chemicals in its products, in everything from lipstick and lotion to shampoo and shaving cream.

Many of these substances are also used in industrial manufacturing processes to clean industrial equipment, stabilize pesticides and grease gears. And we can all agree that an ingredient that effectively scours a garage floor may not be the best choice for a facial cleanser.

In the U.S., major loopholes in federal law allow the cosmetics industry to put thousands of synthetic chemicals into personal care products, even if those chemicals are linked to cancer, infertility or birth defects. At the same time as untested chemicals have been steadily introduced into our environment, breast cancer incidence has risen dramatically.

Chemicals may include:

Phthalates, Triclosan, Parabens, Ethylene Oxide, 1,3-butadiene, 

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), Placental Extract & 

Lead, ."

Further information on these specific chemicals can be found at:

http://www.breastcancerfund.org/clear-science/environmental-breast-cancer-links/cosmetics/

 

Remember.....you have a choice of what you put on your skin.