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Deadly Ingredients That Could be in Your Skincare Products!
Did you know there could be things like mineral oil and formaldehyde could be in your skin care products? These are things you wouldn’t want to put in your body but could your favorite skincare products actually contain these ingredients?
We use on average nine personal care products every day that exposes us to 126 unique ingredients. First one we should look out for well one of them is formaldehyde releasers.
We know that formaldehyde is toxic its known to cause cancer and it’s used in some skincare products. Bottom line formaldehyde is embalming fluid. Company’s won’t put the name formaldehyde on the label but look for DMD or DMDM on the label which is another name for formaldehyde releaser and its toxic!
Per a recent US research report one in eight of the 82,000 ingredients used in personal care products are industrial chemicals and since we absorb up to 60% of what we put on our skin those chemicals may be the cause of certain health problems.
Another ingredient that we should look out for is mineral oil. Mineral oil comes from petroleum which gasoline is also made from. So, this is not something we want to be putting on our skin and we know that when it’s not properly treated mineral oil can be carcinogenic which can cause cancer. We also know that compounds of mineral oil can build up in our bodies. This ingredient does get absorbed by our skin and can enter other parts of our body and organs. It also clogs the pores of our skin and increase the risk of getting blackheads and acne. But the good news is there are natural alternatives.
So, let’s take formaldehyde releasers for example. They’re used as a preservative for your skin but as a natural alternative you could use a product that has Copherol Vitamin E. This is a great natural preservative.
Other natural ingredients to look for would Rosehip oil and Grapeseed oil is also good for hydrating your skin. These types of oils are clean and are nourishing for the skin because they have naturally occurring vitamin C, vitamin D and vitamin A.
So, the next time you looking to buy your skin care products look at the labels for these natural ingredients and stay away from the toxic chemicals. Just keep it simple let’s get back to natural skin care ingredients.