I really set myself up for disaster thinking making this list of non-toxin skin care products would be done in a week..
Everytime I find a product, it takes me a few days being completly sure I want to add them.
I also want to make sure there is a nice variety of products in each category to choose from..
Currently I am looking thru the millions of brands and stumbling upon the few safe ones..
I am also looking trhu everything we own..
This week I am currently focusing on the 3 P's of chemicals
Propylene / Butylene Glycol (PG)
Paraben preservatives or alkyl-p-hydroxybenzoates (methyl, propyl, butyl, and ethyl)
Phthatale family or di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP) and di(2-ehtylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
Needless to say there are many more, as I tried to list in my previous post..
But those 3 are easy to remember for me.. and just seeing products listed as free of those is a good step on the way..
I also looking into sunscreens.. Pros and Cons.. is there high SPF out there, without the risk of carcogenics in them?
I am sure there are..
And last but not least.. I am looking at toothpastes..
I really hope to be able to provide my full list soon,,
Currently i am using :
Shampoo/ Conditioner : Wholefoods 365
Body lotion : Wholefoods 365
Skin care is still a mix of Alba Botanica and Mineral Fusion
Lip tar : Obessive Compulsive
My next projects are to find a BB cream, a deodorant and a nailpolish remover I can try out..
And remember sadly Organic isnt always a security for it being non-toxin.
I have spend hours making a list.. and its not even close to done.. So I will take more time to put together a list I hope can help alot of people and hopefully inspire them to choose safer products..
What I have so far is a some different lists of chemicals to avoid.. in cosmetics and everyday life..
Alot of these chemicals may cause cancer, birth defects, and other serious health issues..
For people who are new to 3/5 free nail polishes :
3 free means they don’t use toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) or formaldehyde.
5 free is when they don’t use formaldehyde resin or camphor in addition.
There are numerous lists on 5 free nail polishes.. I will also be including it, in my list.
Then there is the toxic 12.. chemicals found in our everyday life
1. Propylene Glycol (PG) and Butylene Glycol
2. Benzoyl Peroxide
3. DEA (Diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine), & TEA (Triethanolamine)
5, DMDM Hydantoin & Urea (Imidazolidinyl
6. FD&C Color & Pigments
7. Mineral Oils
8.. Parabens (Methyl, Butyl, Ethyl, Propyl)
9. PEG (Polyethylene glycol)
11. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
Other Chemicals found in cosmetics are :
Alkyl Phenol Ethoxylates (APEs)
Bisphenol- A (BPA)
Sunscreen chemicals: Avobenzone, benzphenone, ethoxycinnamate, PABA are commonly used ingredients that are known free radical generators and are believed to damage DNA or lead to cancers.
http://www.safecosmetics.org/ is a nice place to read more in depth
This is my current skincare selection.
Mineral fusion and Alba Botanica.. both are bought at Whole Foods for a reasonable price, and i am so far very happy with them. I also use Mineral Fusion nail polish, and will soon adventure into their make up selection.
Whats your skincare selection?
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