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Many people do not realize the toxins found in skin care products such as lotions, lipsticks, powder, cosmetics and facial soap. Many of these skincare products contain synthetic chemicals, which are not healthy for you at all.
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health found that 884 chemicals used in cosmetics are known to be toxic. The chemicals & toxins found in most commercial skin care products also have an adverse effect on the environment.
The FDA classifies cosmetics into categories but does not regulate them. Cosmetic manufacturers can use any ingredient in their products and market them without any government approval.
The only way to prevent the damage of using skin care products would be to switch to all natural skin care products that are made with non-toxic ingredients.
Here is a list of some common synthetic chemicals/ingredients found in skincare products.
Alcohol, Isopropyl (SD-40)- Alcohol is found in many skincare products including acne facial medications. Alcohol is a very drying and irritating solvent and dehydrator that strips your skin’s natural acid mantle, making your skin more vulnerable to bacteria and viruses.
Benzalkonium Chloride- Is Highly toxic and a primary skin irritant.
Formaldehyde- Formaldehyde is a known to cause cancer. Formaldehyde also causes allergic, irritant and contact dermatitis, headaches and chronic fatigue.
Mineral Oil- Petroleum by-product that coats the skin like plastic, clogging the pores. Interferes with skin’s ability to eliminate toxins, promoting acne and other disorders.
The above list is a very short list of toxins found in any skincare products.Anyone who is concerned about their health should switch all cosmetic products to an all natural line. Natural skincare products are made from nature and contain no toxins or synthetic chemicals.
Skin Botanica has a large selection of Natural & Organic products for skincare and personal care products.