Toxic Skin Care

TOXIC SKIN CARE!!!

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A lot of ingredients in commercially produced skin care products have been linked to health issues including eczema and other skin conditions, hormonal imbalances, cancers, and reproductive issues.
There are numerous well known ingredients which are included in the TOXIC SKIN CARE list. The first 3 we will be discussing are:
Phthalates, Parabens, and PEG.

PHTHALATES

Phthalates are group of chemicals which are used as plasticisers. Present in many commercially products beauty products including nail polish, hair sprays, soaps, shampoos, conditioners and perfumes. Products containing Phthalates have been linked to negative health impacts including effects on the reproductive system.
FDA links Phthalate health impacts to many ingredients including butyl benzyl phthalate (BBzP), dibutyl phthalate (DnBP), di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), diethyl phthalate (DEP), di-butyl phthalate (DBP), benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), diisobutyl phthalate (DiBP), diisononyl phthalate (DiNP), di-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP), dipentyl phthalate (DPP), di-isobutyl phthalate (DiBP), di-isononyl phthalate (DiNP), di-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP), di-isohexyl phthalate, dicyclohephthalate (DcHP), and di-isoheptyl phthalate.
Phthalates are also found in numerous cosmetic fragrances. Here at Serenity Skin Au we use only Phthalate free fragrance oils from reputable Australian Suppliers.

PARABENS
Parabens are a group of chemicals used to as a preservative in cosmetic and body care products. These chemicals are added to to prevent and reduce harmful bacterial and mould growth. Parabens have been linked to endocrine disruption, skin irritation and cancer.
Some ingredients including Propylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben.

PEG (Polyethanol glycol)
Is an ingredient derived from petroleim, it is usually use to dissolve grease and oils. It is also used in many skin care products to thicken products. It is also commonly found in Anti-freeze. It has been found to reduce the skins natural moiture and speed up skin aging.