Monday, October 20, 2008

Skin Care That May Be Not So Caring


Ok, even if you are not a typical 'green' kind of gal, or guy, you could be harming not only the environment, but also yourself by the skincare and cosmetics that you use. This is an excellent website called Skin Deep
It lets you browse products or search for something that you use and then see what it contains that may be damaging.
Like, I looked up Secret antiperspirant and it said this, among other things:
Ingredients used by this brand:
yesCancer
yesDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity
yesViolations, restrictions & warnings
yesAllergies/immunotoxicity
yesOther concerns for ingredients used by this brand:
Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Miscellaneous, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns, Occupational hazards, Biochemical or cellular level changes


Yikes! Makes you think twice...

5 comments:

ManalQ8 said...

ya sater
it isreally scary
:(

Darya said...

I have always been skeptical of using antiperspirant; i mean the way they work is by blocking your clogs..now that can't be healthy.

I am also wary of using the microwave. It just doesn't seem a natural way of cooking; and in my book anything that isn't natural isn't healthy...my friends make fun of me but i've never ever ate anything that has been microwaved :D

Carly said...

Hey manal, yes it is. :)

Darya,
I remember when people used to think my mom was strange because she wouldn't get a microwave, and I have always maintained that foods warmed up in the micro don't stay hot as long...
Antiperspirant...well I have a good friend who does research about the connection of aluminum in antiperspirant to Alzheimers...scary!
You are right, what is natural is best.

Darya said...

ROFL did i say blocking your clogs??!!! hehehe..i meant clogging your pores...opps

Teach said...

Parabens: Your shampoo may be killing you.....

http://teachthemasses.wordpress.com/?s=paraben