Since I have been fielding really good questions about what NOT to put on your skin when it comes to skin care products, I am going to give out the full list of ingredients to avoid today.
These are the things you need to look out for when buying any personal care or skin care product. I have discussed this before but not put out the entire list because there FDA gives out new data all the time.
After years of working with thousands of people I know first hand the difference just changing a face wash can do. I do not want you to take my word for it, however, here is what NIOSH had found regarding some of the everyday things we are putting on our skin:
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) analyzed 2,983 chemicals used in personal care products. The results were as follows:
884 of the chemicals used were toxic
314 caused biological mutation
218 caused reproductive complications
778 caused acute toxicity
148 caused tumors
376 caused skin and eye irritations
Most of the products we commonly use everyday have these ingredients in them (deodorants, shampoos, toothpaste, cosmetics, and of course concrete floor cleaners).
Here is a quote from the US News and World Report, "We look good, we smell good and we expose ourselves to 200 different chemicals a day through personal care products."
These ingredients are mostly used because they are cheap and available. I found somewhere that a cap to your product usually costs more than what is inside the bottle.
The FDA classifies these products but cannot regulate them. The cosmetics and household industries have been self-regulated since 1938. Only recently did the FDA start to take a hand in what goes in the sunscreens we purchase.
Here is my list of NO-NO ingredients. While it is possible for commercially made products to avoid using them, they don't because they reduce costs. However, these ingredients are NOT good for you and should be avoided, if at all possible.
Alcohol, Isopropyl (SD-40)
Ammonium Laureth Sulfate (ALES)
Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)
Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)
DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine), & TEA (triethanolamine
Lauryl dimonium hydrolysed collagen
Lauryl or Cocoyl Sarcosine
Quaternium-7, 15, 31, 60,
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate
TEA (Triethanolamine) Laureth Sulfate
Obviously there are too many bad ingredients listed to go into complete detail for each one, but the two you most need to avoid are sodium lauryl sulfate and mineral oil.
What Kinds of Reactions and/or Problems Can Sodium Lauryl Sulfate & Mineral Oil Cause?
Sodium lauryl sulfate could keep children's eyes from developing properly. Children under six are especially vulnerable to improper eye development and sodium lauryl sulfate cause cataracts in adults and delay healing in corneas.
This ingredient can build up and cause major problems in the heart, liver, lungs and brain. Also, sodium lauryl sulfate can cause roughness and flaking of the skin, and it has been seen to corrode hair.
Sodium lauryl sulfate is used in clinical studies to irritate the skin purposefully so others substances can be tested on the irritated skin. Lastly, it can damage the immune system, cause separation of skin layers, and cause inflammation to the skin.
Mineral oil is a commonly used petroleum ingredient coats the skin just like plastic wrap. The skin's natural immune barrier is disrupted as this plastic coating inhibits its ability to breathe and absorb the Natural Moisture Factor (moisture and nutrition).
The skin's ability to release toxins is impeded by this 'plastic wrap,' which can promote acne and other skin diseases. Please, please stay away from these two ingredients.
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Wishing you a healthy and joyous day,
The Hardest Working Guy In Skin Care
"Inspiring Healthy Choices For Better Living."