Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Cosmetic Ingredients to Avoid when Cosmetic Shopping

Go to www.cosmeticdatabase.com  Scroll down to the shopper's guide to safe cosmetics...click on get the guide.  Print and carry in your wallet at all times!!

"With no required safety testing, cosmetics companies can use almost any chemical they want, regardless of risks.  Read labels before you buy."

Ingredients to look for and AVOID in your cosmetics....
1.  DMDM hydantoin and Imidazolidinyl urea---toxic contaminants
2.  Fragrance and dyes---allergies, cancer, nervous system
3.  Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone---allergies, nervous system
4.  Parabens or "-paraben"---hormone effects, studies have shown parabens inside breast cancer tumors
5.  "PEG" and "-eth"---toxic contaminants
6.  Sodium lauryl or laureth sulfate---skin damage, toxic contaminants
7.  Triclosan and triclocarban---thyroid and environmental concerns
8.  Triethanolamine (TEA)---allergies, toxic contaminants

**April 2, 2012.  Sorry to say the safe cosmetics guide is no longer free to download.  But if you can spare the $5.00 donation, it is $5.00 well spent and will go to a wonderful cause. 

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