Searching for beauty products online? Well I think the masses would be shocked to know that most of today's beauty products don't work because many contain cheap, and harmful ingredients.
Here are my top 3 toxic ingredients exposed.
1. PETROLATUM AND MINERAL OIL
Most manufacturers promote this products as skin moisturizer, healing, and protecting agent, but beware.
I know many people that will argue with you to the end of time saying that it works for them, it's used in medical products, and so on.
Well here are 2 things to keep in mind.
1. Just because it works (or so you think) doesn't mean its good for you.
2. Just because the FDA approves this and many other toxic chemicals to be used in the manufacturing of your cosmetics and personal care products, doesn't mean that they won't cause you any harm.
In my opinion, it seems that when it comes to different chemicals used to make beauty, household, and personal care products, they will approve anything that doesn't kill you right away. And you wounder why you are sick.
Once these toxins enter the blood stream they can cause health problems from being exposed to them on a daily basis via soaps, lotions, lipsticks, and I can go on.
It has been used for dry cracked feet, skin moisturizer, and hair maintenance. (and if you still putting it in your hair shame on you!)
Now we are smarter. We now know the extremely popular mineral oil is a by product of petroleum.
So what's so bad about these ingredients? African Americans have been using products like Royal Crown and Queen Bergamont containing these chemicals since we were kids right?
I know I did. My nightly routine consisted of slapping some Royal Crown on damp hair, brush it down, sleep with my stocking cap. The next day, my waves would be popping!
Petroleum comes in two grades lightweight and heavy. The lightweight version is cheap colorless and odorless and can be produced in large quantities and its found in cheap beauty products online, and some of the expensive ones too!
Everything from cosmetics, baby lotions, ointments and facial creams.
Low grade petrolatum and mineral oils are bad because they:
For the record, let me just say, there has been a study conducted by the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology back in 2005.
It discovered that highly refined and purified mineral oil, the kind that's found in high end skin care and cosmetic products is noncomedogenic (will not clog the pores). It's important to do your research and read the labels on your products.
Even some of the top name salon grade beauty products online contain low quality mineral oil. So how do you avoid these toxins?
Try to use 100% pure, certified all natural products, because I really don't think most companies are using highly refined mineral oils to make the majority of beauty care products on the market today. Especially black hair care products.
Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), also known as sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES).
SLS is a harsh, toxic industrial grade detergent that scientists from around the world have been studying and trying to warn beauty product manufacturers about for years.
Many foreign countries around the world have become very health conscious and ban the use of this and other toxic chemicals, but the United States does not, so beware!
Scientific research has linked this very common but harmful chemical to many skin and health disorders such as:
and others, too many to name in this article!
This chemical is considered dangerous because it can be absorbed thru the skin and cause cell and tissue damage to organs like the liver, brain, and other vital organs.
SLS by itself is toxic and a known skin irritant. When researchers do skin experiments and they need to create a condition where the skin needs to be irritated they use SLS to induce it.
No wonder your scalp is dry, flaky, and your hair is frizzy after you use certain products that contain these chemicals!
3. PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Propylene glycol (PG) to my surprise is just as toxic or even worse than SLS. This chemical is found in a variety hair and beauty products online such as make up, face creams and cleansers.
It is also used in the industrial world to melt the ice on airplanes on those cold snowy days. It's used to make antifreeze and brake fluid just to name a few (wow!)
Beauty product manufacturers use it in their cosmetics as carrier vehicle and a solvent.
Propylene glycol is also a harsh skin irritant that has been known to:
Again, the big companies who sell beauty products online know the adverse health effects of these chemicals. They continue to use them because they are cheap and abundant.
With them, it's all about the money and not your health. So always remember to read the labels on the products you buy!
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