Health and Beauty
The list of cosmetics that contain artificial or synthetic ingredients is almost endless: shampoos, toothpastes, soaps, gels, facial cleansers, lotions, hair conditioners, masks and so on.
On one side are the abbreviation PEG-polyethylene glycol emulsifiers, which are substances used to curdle water and grease or detergents. Themselves are not toxic but they contribute to eliminate the protective factor natural skin so that the immune system is more exposed and therefore is more vulnerable. That is, the skin and, by extension, the body becomes more receptive to other substances, including toxic. Hence not allowed to use more than five PEGs in one product.
How to recognize? Well usually appear with the acronym PEG followed by a number indicating its molecular weight but are also recognized by the letters eth at the end as is the case steareth, Ceteareth-one or more employees, sodium laureth sulfate. The latter should not be confused with sodium lauryl sulfate, a detergent used very irritating in 90% of conventional shampoos and toothpastes that are in the market. Its effect is such that, by simple contact with the skin, is absorbed and stored in the tissues of the heart, liver, lungs, eyes to the brain. Read the rest of this entry »
Phthalates are solvents and softeners that can be found too easily in creams, nail polish, perfumes, hair sprays and deodorants. And why the European Parliament banned its use-from January 1, in the manufacture of toys that can get into the mouth and childcare articles as they are related to damage to the reproductive and endocrine systems as well as an increased risk of asthma and cancer. At least this has in some studies, for example, by the University of Rochester (USA), which states that exposure to these substances is also linked to an increased risk of genital abnormalities in male babies.
Well, there are six types of phthalates can not be used as or in the manufacture of toys for safety reasons but can meeting them in various cosmetics. Check labels and avoid them, especially the first three mentioned. We speak of dietilhexiloftalato (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), the butilbenzilftalato (BBP), iso nonyl phthalate (DINP), diisodeciloftalato (DIDP) and dinoctilftalato (DNOP). Read the rest of this entry »
It seems that the gap between science and consumers is enormous.
This will list only the most common components, noting that for reasons of space we will not mention all the “suspicious substances” hazard using personal care products. Substances which, fortunately, are not used in natural cosmetics in more than 90% of its components are natural materials of animal origin. Clarified this point collect a list of substances considered most dangerous. As a precaution, avoid them as far as possible. You are:
These are substances derived from petroleum that the cosmetic industry and used as antibacterial agents to improve the texture of cream so that is pleasant to the skin them. They are also one of the main ingredients of hair products, lotions, aftershave, deodorants, mouthwashes, baby oils, toothpaste, etc.. Read the rest of this entry »
The Environmental Group EWG (Environmental Working Group) notes that most cosmetics and personal care products sold in the United States fail to be controlled by government agencies to comply with all health regulations.
Each year, the EGW updates a database which analyzed 7,500 brands of soaps, shampoos, nail polish, hair dye and makeup. The result is that most brands contain ingredients that can harm the organism and which have not been controlled by the FDA.
According to a survey by the EGW, along with five other health and environmental organizations, adults use every day about nine personal care products, exposing us to some 126 chemicals, some of which have not been tested in depth. Read the rest of this entry »
The list of chemicals harmful to health may be as common in cosmetics for both men and women of today who may be present in almost all cosmetics.
Most cosmetic have no control.
Simply wash your face or hair, makeup, brushing teeth, apply deodorant or dye their hair can become a danger to the health if you do not choose the right products. And much of the cosmetic industry still uses ingredients of their gels, soaps, perfumes, shampoos, cosmetics, deodorants, baby products, toothpaste, shaving foam, etc.., Toxic substances that can cause a host of disorders more or less serious, including cancer. A really spoiled by the authorities to be made known to the reader. Read the rest of this entry »