My Dangerous Skin Care Ingredient Checklist

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.

2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (Bronopol
Alcohol, Isopropyl (SD-40)
Ammonium Laureth Sulfate (ALES)
Benzalkonium Chloride
Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)
Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)
Cetalkonium chloride
Cetrimonium chloride
Cocoamidopropyl Betaine
Cocoyl Sarcosine
DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine), & TEA (triethanolamine
Imidazolidinyl urea
Isopropyl Palmitate
Lauryl dimonium hydrolysed collagen
Lauryl or Cocoyl Sarcosine
Lauryl Sarcosine
Liquidum Paraffinum
Mineral Oil
Propylene/Butylene Glycol
Quaternium-7, 15, 31, 60,
Sodium Hydroxide
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.

I always like to give everyone more access to information that you can use today so visit the next link below to get step-by-step information on how to keep your skin healthy, clear, and youthful looking.

Learn More About Ginale Skin Care Here

Wishing you a healthy and joyous day,

Chris Gibson
The Hardest Working Guy In Skin Care

"Inspiring Healthy Choices For Better Living."


Anonymous said...

Hi Chris.I just read the big No-Nos ingrdients, but I wish you would do it earlier. I have spent a lot money on those products that has toxic and allergic ingredients and I am very upset. However I begin a research in safe and pure ingredinets on the net and found out more toxic ingrdients before you release this article in your blog and I was shocked. Every products that I had were with those toxic ingredients and I had a long time that I have been expose to toxines. Imagine now I'm full of them. But you can do something for me. Can you publish in your blog a detoxicating diet in home conditions that fluish out all those toxins? I wuold be very happy.

Alfred said...

Hi Chris, I'm a fan of you.I just read this article and start to control all my cosmetic products and I found out that all of them had minimum one of the "bad" ingredients in your list. I think that now I'm full of toxins. But I have a question.Can you recommend me a detoxicating diet, please?

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris,

The Palma Christi soaps seem to contain a number of the items listed, do you still suggest these facial care products.

Chris Gibson said...

Hi - any good fruit fast will help. You might also do a colon cleanse. The body will removes these on its own - the key is to find products that do not have them and use those instead. Detox or not - your body will remove them over time. Palma Christi is produced by a company outside of anything I do. It does help people with their skin, but you have to make the choice about the chemical component. This is exactly why I created Ginale Skin Care, so we could have good products with helpful ingredients and no chemical additives. :-)

Anonymous said...

HI Chris, Im glad to see there is still people out there that do genuinely care if there product works or not, unlike most big corporations 'just after your hard earned money and hopefully your health. i'm thrilled to see you have done your research enough to know that most products not only do not work they are very harmful too. I am honestly disappointed in our country, and many others as well. with no exaggeration first they poison our food and water supply. then sell us toxic everything ,apparel, furniture, appliances, literally anything they can get there hands on, and us tax payers, we pay all kinds of people that are supposed to protect us from these harmful, toxic products only to find out a year or so later the product you have been using everyday is causing more problems then its helping 'if its even helping. Bottom line we pay people to contaminate our life, and then pay the same people to help us with only more poisons, toxins, chemicals, etc.. there is something very wrong with that picture, why are they doing this to us, we just want to live a healthy, happy life, is that to much to ask? -i guess "money really is the root to all evil", and with that said - what exactly is in your product can you give me a list of all ingredients. -thank you, Chris-to health, and happiness