Parabens & Phthalates and other no-no ingredients

Feb 18, 2014

Parabens

These are chemical preservatives that have been identified as estrogenic and disruptive of normal hormone function. (Estrogenic chemicals mimic
the function of the naturally occurring hormone estrogen, and exposures to external estrogens have been shown to increase the risk of breast
cancer). The most popular ones to look for: methyl, propyl, butyl and ethyl parabens. None of our products contain parabens.

Why we say no to Parabens and Phthalates:
Cosmetic companies will argue that we don’t need to worry about harmful chemicals in their products because they are used on our skin and hair.
For e.g. the cosmetics industry has long stated that their widespread use of Parabens and Phthalates is not harmful because they remain on our
skin and are not absorbed into our body. However, a recent study found Parabens in human breast cancer tissue, raising obvious questions about
the ability of Parabens to accumulate in our bodies.

Phthalates

Phthalates are ingredients that can dissolve plastic and petroleum so that they can be used in skin care products! A nice feeling but not at all
healthy for a breathing skin! Phthalates are even found in BABY LOTIONS!
Phthalates are known to cause a broad range of birth defects and lifelong reproductive impairments – these have been proved in laboratory
animals that are exposed to these chemicals during pregnancy and after birth. Phthalates are known to be hormone mimicking chemicals, many of
which disrupt normal hormonal process, raising concern in their implications for increased breast cancer risk.

September 2000 scientists from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found phthalates at surprisingly high levels in every 289
people tested, especially women of reproductive age. The authors concluded that ‘from a public health perspective, these data provide evidence
that phthalate exposure is both higher and more common than previously suspect’.

Propylene glycol and Ethylene glycol

First used in industry as anti-freeze and hydraulic brake fluid. There are major concerns about the long term effect on human health. We will bring
you more information about these ingredients.

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