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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