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DIETHANOLAMINE (DEA) is used in personal care, laundry detergent and cleaning products to give at foam lather. DEA by itself is not harmful, however DEA reacts in the cosmetic formula to form an extremely potent carcinogen called nitrosodiethanolamine (NDEA). NDEA is absorbed through the skin and has been linked with stomach, esophagus, liver and bladder cancers
DIOXANE (PEG) Hidden in ingredients such as PEG, polysorbates, laureth, and ethoxylated alcohols. Very common in personal care products.  These chemicals are often contaminated with high concentrations of highly volatile 1,4-dioxane that’s easily absorbed through the skin. Its carcinogenicity was first reported in 1965, and later confirmed in other studies in 1978. Nasal passages are considered extremely vulnerable, making it, in my opinion, a really bad idea to use these things on your face.
ETHANOLAMINE COMPOUNDS (MEA, DEA, TEA) Diethanolamine (DEA) is a type of ethanolamines, chemicals widely used in cosmetics. The European Union prohibits DEA in cosmetics due to concerns about formation of carcinogenic nitrosamines
HYDROQUINONE Decreases production of melanin pigments in the skin. Increases exposure to UVA and UVB rays which increases skin cancer risks due to UV exposure. It is carcinogenic with concerns about long-term toxicity, and is  linked to a skin condition called ochronosis which the skin becomes dark and thick
MINERAL OILS used as the base for creams, Petrolatum coast the skin like plastic, clogging pores and creating a build-up of toxins. They can slow cellular development, creating earlier signs of aging. They’re implicated as a suspected cause of cancer. Plus, they can disrupt hormonal activity
PARABENS Commonly used as preservatives in cosmetics  parabens have hormone-disrupting qualities that mimic estrogen, interfering with the body’s endocrine system. They disrupt hormone function, are  linked to an increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive fertility. parabens are linked to is early puberty in children and early menopause in women. Parabens mimic estrogen by binding to estrogen receptors on cells
PARAFFINS used as the base for creams, Petrolatum coast the skin like plastic, clogging pores and creating a build-up of toxins. They can slow cellular development, creating earlier signs of aging. They’re implicated as a suspected cause of cancer. Plus, they can disrupt hormonal activity
PETROLATUM used as the base for creams, Petrolatum coast the skin like plastic, clogging pores and creating a build-up of toxins. They can slow cellular development, creating earlier signs of aging. They’re implicated as a suspected cause of cancer. Plus, they can disrupt hormonal activity
PHENOL (CARBOLIC ACID) found in skin lotion. “Phenol was first extracted from coal tar, but today is produced from petroleum. It is corrosive to the eyes, the skin, and the respiratory tract causing lung edema. It’s harmful to the central nervous systems and heart and cause dysrhythmia, seizures, and coma. The kidneys may be affected as well.
PHTHALATES Used as softeners in personal care products, Phthalates are known as endocrine disruptors because they mimic the body’s hormones and can cause reproductive and neurological damage Phthalates are also in products with “Fragrance” as one of the ingredients
POLYPROPYLENE GLYCOl Is antifreeze. It’s linked to kidney and liver disease. Found in cosmetics, shampoo & conditioners, deodorant, and of all places… ice cream
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE (SLS) SLS combined with other chemicals may become a nitrosamine a potent carcinogen. Found in over 90% of personal care products, they break down your skin’s moisture barrier, potentially leading to dry skin. originally made as a pesticide and a heavy duty chemical cleaner for garage oil stains and car washes. The biggest problem with SLS, is how it’smade. The manufacturing of SLS creates ethoxylation which is contaminated with dioxane, a carcinogen
SULPHATES Sulfates are synthetic ingredients, based on sulfur, which is derived from petrolatum molecules that cause allergic reactions that can temporarily aggravate the skin, causing redness, dryness and itching.
SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCE You’ll see it at the bottom of the ingredients list as “fragrance” or “parfum”. Fragrances can contain neurotoxins and are among the top five allergens in the world. Toluene which is in fragrances is known neurotoxin that causes loss of  muscle control, brain damage, headaches, memory loss, and problems with speech, hearing, and vision.. Better options would be to use “un-scented” or scented with essential oils.