This is the first post of a series that will have a look at the ingredients that may be in many of the popular products you may be using and currently have in your cosmetic stash. As the marketplace has evolved, consumers want access to real and unbiased information about what they put on their bodies.
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Are you ready? Take at least one of these ingredients and look right now to see if they are in any of your cosmetics that you are currently using.
Ingredient #1 DMDM HYDANTOIN
Europe banned the use of DMDM Hydantoin. but it is still an ingredient in many products that we may consume in the United States. You can view the details of the ingredient and the dangers here at EWG.
Ingredient #2 DIAZOLIDINYL UREA
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)
Europe banned the use of use of Diazolidinyl urea. EWG
reports Human skin toxicant or allergen – strong evidence.
Ingredient #3 SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE
It has been reported that Sodium Lauryl Sulfate had a degenerative effect on the cell membranes because of its protein denaturing properties. Low levels of skin penetration may occur at high use concentration and is found in many cleaning and hygiene products. EWG reports that this is a Human irritant – strong evidence (only for products for use around the eyes, on the skin, or that may be aerosolized.
Ingredient #4 Parabens
Of greatest concern is that parabens are known to disrupt hormone function, an effect that is linked to increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive toxicity,” reports the non-profit Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC). “Parabens mimic estrogen by binding to estrogen receptors on cells.” Research has shown that the perceived influx of estrogen beyond normal levels can in some cases trigger reactions such as increasing breast cell division and the growth of tumors.
Ingredient #5 PEG-100 STEARATE, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, PEG-12 DIMETHICONE
PEGs, or polyethylene glycol, PEGs aren’t so much a specific ingredient as they are a formula that helps penetrate the skin. As a result, they allow other ingredients to get to the deep layer of the dermis and the issues with this are in the manufacturing process, where PEGs can become contaminated with ethylene oxide, a known carcinogen. This includes various polysorbates, sodium laureth sulfates, and dimethicone.
This is a very small list of ingredients that could be harmful to you and your family. I encourage you to do your own research and know what you are using on your skin.
I recently partnered with a Clinical Grade Luxury product line with a European flair modeled after EU Standards and without the below:
• Benzalkonium chloride
• BHA and BHT
• Coal tar hair dyes and other coal tar ingredients
• Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA\
• Ethanolamines (MEA/DEA/TEA)
• Harmful synthetic flavors or fragrances
• Methylisothiazolinone and methylchloroisothiazolinone
• Mineral oils
• Parabens (methyl-, isobutyl-, propyl- and others)
• Phthalates (DBP, DEHP, DEP and others)
• Retinyl palmitate and Retinol (Vitamin A)
• Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS and SLES)
• Triclosan and Triclocarban
This line has been scientifically proven Offering Clinical Grade Luxurious Products created in a pharmaceutical lab modeled by European Standards. These products offer a higher grade of ingredients that you would typically find at Dermatologist offices, skin care clinics, and spas. You can review a list of the ingredients here at Bellame Website.
You may review before and after photos here. This is a closed group on facebook. You must mention that Terry Sasser referred you to enter.
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