Ingredients to Avoid

We shall talk  about some of the ingredients – the winners in the worse way – that are used in the face creams.

Parabens

They are used to extend the shelf life of the skin care products, methylparaben, propylparaben and butylparabe – all of them called parabens. They were used for decades but in 2004 there was a study and the results were published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology connecting parabens with breast cancer.

I cannot comment how accurate was a study, but I personally don’t want to use skin care products with parabens since then. Even more – parabens  have been found precisely  in breast cancer tumors (an average of 20 nanograms/g of tissue).

Parabens could mimic body’s natural hormones and interfere in the endocrine system; health of endocrine system is absolutely crucial for your general health.

Nanos or nanoparticlals

Quite recent development, they are so tiny 75000 of nanometers make the width of human hair.

Nanos – zinc oxide and titanium dioxide could penetrate through the skin and then in our bodies they could behave badly, destroy cells, and its difficult to get rid of them, they could also trigger some chemical reactions in the body, and who can answer now – will this reactions be beneficial for the body or not?!

Dr. Robert Schiestl PH.D. at UCLA found in studies with nano titanium dioxide particles (now used in sunscreen) the nanoparticles began to induce double strand DNA breaks and chromosomal damage in mice within 5 days of exposure! This type of damage is what causes cancer to thrive. REF.

Synthetic fragrances could contain phthalates

Chemicals which are used to stabilize fragrances. Like parabens they mimic natural hormones and may upset endocrine system. Even if its written – no smell, it does not mean that there are no synthetic fragrances, there are some fragrances to mask the odor and there will be no smell. Choose the skin care products with free of synthetic fragrances label.

UREAS

Or diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, or DMDM hydantoin and sodium hydroxymethylglycinate preserves the skin care products, its possible that they could release formaldehyde.

1.4-DIOXANE

look for ingredients – myreth, oleth, laureth, ceteareth (or any other -eth), PEG, polyethylene, polyethylene glycol, polyoxyethylene, or oxynol/ – is a chemical carcinogen.

SULFATES

Such as sodium lauryl and sodium laureth, could provoke eye irritation and skin rashes.

 Synthetic colours

Some of them have heave metal salts, which could course skin irritation.

 PETROCHEMICALS

Come from crude oil. After application on the skin they form a barrier and skin cannot breath, that’s why some creams feel like a mask .

ANTIBACTERIAL COMPOUNDS

Triclosan and chlorphenesin, could increase bacterial resistance.

MEA/DEA/TEA

They are “amines” , they could create harmful nitrosamines which could cause allergic reaction.

I did not mention all the nasty ingredients, but I hope you have the picture.

There is hardly a place in the developed world where there is absolutely clean air, natural spring water, and food without chemicals. Toxic substances are everywhere around us. All of us are full of them. If we compare what we are eating, drinking and what kind of air we are breathing now with that of 50 years ago it is obvious why the frightening statistics are that every third person in the UK could have cancer. Children have cancer. Animals have cancer.

Quite often attempts to treat cancer with strong remedies fail. I believe that the right way to treat this dangerous disease in a global scale is – to try to clean the environment, starting with water, air and food.

It is impossible. That’s why to treat cancer will become more and more difficult in spite of all the new treatments, drugs and research, I think in 10 years we shall have a lot more cancer cases. Modern life introduces not only the advantages of the human intellect and technologies but also health damaging aspects of it.

Seriously dangerous could be:

  • Mobile phones
  • Pesticides, colourings, preservatives in our drinks and food
  • Air pollution
  • Side effect of strong chemical drugs.

Our grannies, just by living in a healthier environment, were much healthier than we are. It’s very sad but our children will be less healthy than us unless the world changes dramatically.
But it is not true that we cannot do a lot about toxins in our life.

We cannot change the whole world, but there are… organic face creams!

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