Therefore, those ingredients should not be toxic, because when they are, they will hurt your reproductive system, and disrupt so much more!
Before switching my products to be all non-toxic, I used to be loyal to a brand you may be familiar with; Clinique.
Truth is: after digging into their ingredient lists, almost all of their products have such harmful ingredients that you all should be aware of! Their marketing claims to be doctor approved, hypoallergenic, but this does not mean healthy!
-For example :
❌Petrolatum is a mineral oil jelly that is used to as a barrier to lock the moisture into your skin. Although this oil is only found in crude oil which is NOT pure not renewable and therefore causes irritation , itchiness , redness and is dangerous around the eyes!
❌Phenoxyethanol is a preservative used in cosmetics such as Clinique which I was recorded to be the 9th most- prevalent allergen in the patch test. Not to mention the Food & Drug administration warned that this chemical is toxic and can lead to depress the nervous system , generate vomiting and diarrhea!
❌Octinoxate is used in cosmetics to protect against UVB radiation. It effects estrogenic and thyroid activity as well as development in functionality, brain and metabolism! It also leads to breast cancer!
❌Disodium EDTA is used to soften the water and preserve the chemicals and formulas of the products we use therefore preventing microbial growth. Long term use generates irritation, inflammation and lung disease! Shows signs of generating breast cancer!
For more chemical information, upload the app Think Dirty which is free and allows you to scan you products for a breakdown of chemicals as well as a ‘green’ rating, it’s amazing !
What to trade these products in for ?
Check out my blog post of my favorite natural products for so many clean options !
Hope this helps you make a cleaner and safer choice !