Skin Care Ingredients to Avoid

Author: Dr. Larita
October 15, 2014

In the U.S., personal care ingredients are not required to go through FDA approval, health studies, or market testing. The result is that there are some of the not so friendly ones ending up in your skincare products. We have listed  some of the more common harmful chemicals that you may find in your products:
Lauryl Sulfate. This can result in kidney and liver damage, and even eye damage leading to cataracts. It is a foaming agent found in toothpaste and shampoo, and it’s already banned in Europe and Central America.
Paraben Preservatives. Parabens disrupt hormones and have been linked to skin rashes and breast cancer. This germicide and preservative is found in a variety of products ranging from body lotions to hair dye.

If you are as concerned as I am about your family’s health, then you should carefully read the label on your make up, toothpaste, shampoo, body lotion and bath and shower products. Only purchase bath and shower gels, shampoos and body lotions, that are free of sodium lauryl sulfate and dangerous paraben preservatives.


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