WARNING! These Chemicals are Bad for Your Skin!
Check labels for these ingredients... they’re so-not-good for you!
1 Parabens Used in make-up, moisturisers and shampoos this add-on can mess with hormone function and is also associated with breast cancer. Look for names that end with pararaben such as methylparaben, butylparaben, propylparaben and isobutylparaben.
2 Synthetic Scents The term parfum may sound pretty on a label, but an average of 3,000 chemicals are used as fragrances. Many of these have not been tested for toxicity and can cause skin irritation or runny eyes and nose.
3 Mineral Oil A petroleum product, this is shockingly used in baby oil. It can clog pores and cause acne.
4 Sulphates Used mainly to provide a rich lather in shampoo and cleansers, it is linked to eye damage, depression, uneasy breathing, stomach problems and severe skin irritation.
5 Triclosan Used as a preservative in deodorants and cleansers, Triclosan reaches into the deepest layers, and may cause skin irritation. It doesn’t degrade and therefore is environmentally unfriendly.