Get a Healthy Glow

It’s not just about what you put in your body, but also what you put on your body. Below are the list of ingredients found in so many, beauty, skin care and hair care products that are toxic and harmful to your body.   Your skin is your largest organ. What you put on it gets absorbed into the bloodstream. When you buy products that contain these ingredients, you are exposing your body to chemicals, which can cause birth defects, cancer, infertility, learning disabilities, reproductive problems and skin allergies.

  • Benzoyl Peroxide (found in acne products)    
  • BHA/BHT  
  • DEA (Diethanolamine),
  • MEA (Monoethanolamine),
  • TEA (Triethanolamine) - a foam booster
  • Dioxin (often found in antibacterial ingredients such as triclosan, emulsifiers, ethoxylated cleansers and PEGs)
  • DMDM & Urea (Imidazolidinyl) (2 formaldehyde releasing preservatives)
  • FD&C Color and Pigments (synthetic colors)
  • Hydroquinone
  • Isopropyl Alcohol (found in hair color rinses, body rubs, hand lotions and aftershave lotions)
  • Lead
  • Mineral Oil
  • Nanoparticles
  • Parabens (Methyl, Butyl, Ethyl, Propyl) (Used as preservatives)
  • PEG (Polyethylene glycol) (found in baby care, personal
  • Petrolatum
  • Phthalates (often in most products)
  • Propylene Glycol (PG) and Butylene Glycol (petroleum plastics)
  • Quaternium-15 (a preservative in many haircare and skincare products)
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) (found in 90% of personal care products, which foam)
  • Sunscreen Chemicals (avobenzone, benzphenone, ethoxycinnamate, and PABA are some of the common used ingredients)
  • Sulfates
  • Synthetic Fragrance
  • Talc (found in makeup, adult and children's powders, foundations)
  • Triclosan (a synthetic antibacterial ingredient)

 Sources: healinglifestyles.com, mindbodygreen.com, healthychild.org, drfranklipman.comewg.org/skindeep/