06 Dec NON-ORGANIC Skin care solutions and its consequences
Have you ever wondered or think about whether it is time to change to natural skin care products or keep using non-organic or chemical-based products? In the event that you are still searching for reasons behind such a decision then take your time to follow this article.
What do you really put into your body? A question that can only be answered by the cosmetic companies; this is due to the fact that not all the ingredients used are included on the label.
What are the ingredients to avoid?
The list of hazardous ingredients which are utilized in cosmetics is long: it has been revealed by the US National Institute of Occupational Safety that approximately 900 chemicals used in cosmetics are poisonous. Here we have some of the major ones, which are very common and you want to avoid:
Parabens have many names such as methylparaben, Propylparaben, and butylparaben, among other names. Parabens are known as a group of chemicals which are widely used as preservatives in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, and they are potentially carcinogenic. Methylparaben has been linked to metabolic, developmental, hormonal and neurological disorders, as well as various types of cancer.
Paraben is a cheap synthetic preservative for which many leading cosmetic brands have attempted to fund studies in the hope of proving that long-term use is safe. However, all studies prove abortive. Parabens can be found to be present in moisturizers for face and body, cleansing agents, deodorants and cleaners.
Phthalates is a plasticizing ingredient that, among other problems, is associated with congenital anomalies in the male reproductive system and reduced mobility of sperm in adult males.
This is used in the shampoo for the purpose of preventing the development of bacterial; methylisothiazolinone (MIT) can have harmful effects on the nervous system.
This is a product of petroleum or coal tar and present in most synthetic fragrances. Overexposure to toluene has been associated with anemia, decreased the number of blood cells, and liver or kidney damage and can affect the development of the fetus.
Triclosan, a registered pesticide, is an antimicrobial active ingredient that slows down or put an end to the growth of bacteria, fungi, and molds and also reduces or thwarts bacterial contamination. This abundant chemical is found in many personal care products, such as antibacterial soaps, body wash, toothpaste, and some cosmetics, as well as furniture, dishes, clothes, and toys. The debilitating effects of triclosan include impaired heart and muscular function and hypothyroidism.