The chemicals in cosmetics

The chemicals in cosmetics

The chemicals in cosmetics

Truth wondered why conventional cosmetics are cheaper than natural cosmetics. Who can see what’s in the shower gel, shampoo, aromatic body.

Surely we are not all our chemists to know the various chemicals, but you will see some of the common substances that we encounter daily on unsuspecting products but which are responsible for serious physical ailments and carcinogenesis. The decision, responsibility and consequences borne by us.

Let’s see then what contain conventional cosmetic chemicals.

Aluminum : metal element used in antiperspirants and antiseptics. Some scientists have established correlations between aluminum and breast cancer. Its use in antiperspirant closes the pores preventing toxins secreted. The toxins then go to the closest point fat reserve: the breasts. Some suspicions have yet been created on the effects of the disease.


Animal Fat : The animal tissues are made of oil and semi – oily solid which is insoluble Esther of glycerol and fatty acids. Generally one of the dominant components of soap, tallow is notorious for its high insecurity, containing pesticides and for that removes the protective lipid layer of the epidermis.


Cocamide (DEA, DEA – CETYL phosphates, DEA OLETH – 3 phosphates, Myristamide DEA, Stearamide MEA, Cocamide MEA, Lauramide DEA, Linoleamide MEA, OleamideDEA, TEA – Lauryl Sulfate): These chemicals are used as emulsifiers and foaming bases in the majority of body care products. Although the FDA (the US Food and Drug Department) has warned industries to the potential danger since 1979. Additionally, in 1998 a study of NTP (American National Toxicology Program) featured as the dangerous use and precisely defined the nitrates and nitrosamins, elements that cause cancer.


Coal Tar Colours (Colors gaioanrakopissas) (sold by Colors FD names & C or colors D & C): A sticky material with a complex composition, which occurs as a result of coal refining and is used to give texture and color in some shampoos and also reduces itching. It may contain a variety of toxins (benzene, xylene, naphthalene), recognizing that cause allergic reactions, asthma attacks, headaches, nausea, fatigue, restlessness, lack of concentration and cancer.


Collagen : Derived from animal skins and chicken feet, the collagen molecules are too large to penetrate the skin. They stay on the surface and prevent the skin to breathe freely.


Imidazolidinyl urea and DM hydantoine (Germall Plus, Germall Imidazolidinyl and Germall II5): Two preservatives have the sedative effect of formaldehyde. Reputed for eczema challenge. After the parabens (parabens) are the most commonly used preservatives. It is well established that cause dermatitis (American Academy of Dermatology). There are three commercial names of these chemicals: Germall II, Germall II5 and Germall PLUS. None of them has good antifungal activity and must be combined with other preservatives. The Germall II5 releases formaldehyde to less than 10 ° C. These chemicals are toxic.


DEET: Plastic solvent used as an insect repellent. Very irritating to the skin. Recorded deaths from the use of DEET from the American Federal Environment Agency. In December 2004 the Ministry of Health Canada has withdrawn from the shops any product containing more than 30% DEET.


Isopropyl Alcohol : Solvent, distorting properties, found in hair dyes in massage oil on hand creams, creams aftershave, perfumes and many other cosmetic products of large companies. Inhaling or taking steam can cause headaches, intoxication, nausea, sedation, or coma.


Parabens (methyl, propyl, butyl and ethyl): Used to prevent microbial growth and lengthen the life of the products. Broadly, even if used are commonly known to be toxic. They cause many allergic reactions and skin rashes. Highly toxic.


Mineral Oil : Derived from petroleum and is used industrially as a caustic fluid and engine oil (lubricant). It forms an oily film on the skin hydration trapping beneath the skin and thus in this way prevents the skin to breathe. At the same time it stops toxins and waste products to escape.


Petrolatum and Paraffin Gel (petroleum jelly) = Vaseline (petroleum jelly) and Gel Paraffin: Mineral oil gelled. It causes many problems in photosensitive skin (that increases the size of the disaster suffered by the skin from the sun). It also tends to be interfered with the natural body moisturizing mechanism leading to dry skin. Each sold the product contains this chemical creates situations that claims to relieve. Many manufacturers use petrolatum because it is amazingly cheap. In a high percentage creates acne.


Propylene Glycol = Propylene Glycol: Derived from petroleum and found in automatic brakes and industrial defrosters. Form Data with Safety Materials (Material Safety Data Sheet = MSDS: Product Map Use) for propylene recommends precaution in contact with skin. However, rarely are cosmetics that do not use this substance as a hydrator. The effects of propylene glycol on human health are numerous and alarming. May cause dermatitis, ear toxicity, kidney damage and liver problems, according to various studies.

PVP / VA Copolymere (Polyvinylpyrrolidone): Derived from petroleum and is used in shampoos and conditioners. Calculated as toxic due to the molecular contribution to the absorption of other foreign bodies in the lungs of sensitive people.

Lauryl sulfate sodium – lauryl – sodium ether sulfate (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate SLS – Sodium Laureth Sulphate SLES): Detergents used as humectants for floor cleaning products, which are machines and Orange reagent (which served to kill vegetation and so struck in depth the lives of humans and animals during, and long after the war in Vietnam). SLS and SLES are used in laboratories as irritants to control the softness of the products. However, their low cost makes them present in the majority of shampoos and other cosmetic foaming products. Several studies have highlighted the harmful effects of their use: urinary tract infections, kidney infections and bile, fertility problems, irritation of eyes, skin and head, allergic reactions, lesions of the head and hair fall. Some studies have asserted that SLS and SLES are carcinogenic.

Stearalkonium Chloride : A chemical used in fabric softeners, which detangle hair and skin creams. Cause allergic reactions. The steatalkoniou chloride developed by the textile industry as a softening agent. It is much cheaper and easier to include in hair conditioners than the plant extracts or proteins that are healthier hair. Very toxic.

Synthetic Perfumes synthetic Fragrances: The term “fragrance” on the label of a conventional product is very misleading. Behind this simple word hide 200 chemicals are defiantly not mentioned. Some problems caused by these chemicals are: headaches, dizziness, hyper- septorias, wild cough, vomiting and irritation of the skin.

Talc Powder:  inorganic powder is particularly used as a powder (talc) for babies and deodorant products. Use long can produce the same results as those of asbestos. In addition to the effects on the respiratory system, the powder can also affect the reproductive system.

Triethanolamine Triethanolamine (TEA) is often used in cosmetics to adjust the pH

TEA causes allergic reactions including eye problems, dryness in hair and skin, and can be toxic if absorbed in the body for a long period.

finally Does the cheap is not cheap but is much more expensive and not only;

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