Diazolidinyl Urea or Urea: This ingredient, which is very common in lotions and hair products, but also found in some cosmetics, is excreted from urine and other bodily fluids. Urea used as a formaldehyde releaser, is sometimes used in cosmetic products as a preservative, was recently re-classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer to its highest toxic class, IARC 1 (known human carcinogen). It has been banned in Europe, after studies concluded that effects can result in: carcinogen, causes allergic reactions and contact dermatitis; headaches; irritates mucous membranes; damaging to eyes; linked to joint and chest pain; depression; headaches; fatigue; dizziness and immune dysfunction.
Triethanolamine: This ingredient is used as a pH balancer in cosmetic preparations in a variety of different products – ranging from skin lotion, eye gels, moisturizers, shampoos, shaving foams etc. According to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics this ingredient is a known human immune system toxicant.
BHA: This ingredient is a known human immune system toxicant. Used in many cosmetics as a preservative. According to the California EPA, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, the state’s qualified experts have formally identified it as cancel causing.
Methylparaben: One or more in vitro tests on mammalian cells show positive mutation results and one or more animal studies show brain and nervous system effects at moderate doses. This is not something you want to put on and let absorb into your body or face, but is unfortunately found in many cosmetics and beauty supplies.
Propylparaben: Based on a Cosmetics Industry Review this ingredient can instigate immune system response that can include itching, burning, scaling, hives, and blistering of skin. Maybe you itch when you put on your favorite perfume or lotion or makeup, look at the ingredients… you may find a “paraben”.
Retinyl Palmitate: Use of this ingredient is restricted in Canadian cosmetics. One or more animal studies show reproductive effects at low doses, one or more animal studies show brain and nervous system effects at high doses, and one or more in vitro tests on mammalian cells show positive mutation results.
Fragrance: When you read the word fragrance on a label, you may think “fresh, flowery, citrus, pleasant…” However, the word fragrance on the label of your favorite makeup, lotion or skincare product can stand for pretty much anything. Because the word fragrance is protected as a trade secret, companies can put essentially anything in that product and not have to list it anywhere. You never know what you are putting on your own body.
Many fragrance ingredients can cause allergic skin reactionsor nausea. There is scientific evidence that some common ingredients, like certain synthetic musks, can disrupt the balance of hormones in the human body (endocrine disruption) and even cause cancer (especially in the case of the ubiquitous synthetic polycyclic molecules, assigned to the musk odor group). Some research on natural aromatics have shown that many contain compounds that cause skin irritation.
Ever have itchy skin after applying your favorite lotion? Now you know why. Fragrance is nice to smell, but toxic to the system.
Now, we know that completely eliminating fragrance or most chemical ingredients from your daily routine is hard (ok….very hard), but you don’t have to worry about sacrificing performance, variety, and enhancing your skin’s appearance with Ferro Cosmetics Pure Mineral Makeup!
Check out the ingredients in any particular product you already own (and definitely before you buy), and get their REAL descriptions here www.cosmeticdatabase.com . You’ll see a full report on how good or bad it actually is!