Parabens are a synthetic chemical used as a preservative to prevent the growth of bacteria in cosmetic products. Sounds like its protecting you right? Nope! Parabens possess estrogen-mimicking properties that are associated with increased risk of breast cancer. These chemicals are absorbed through the skin and have been identified in breast cancer tumors.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a surfactant foaming agent can be found in cleansing products. SLS’s are known to be skin, lung, and eye irritants. A major concern is its potential to interact and combine with other chemicals to form a carcinogen. These combinations can lead to a host of other issues like kidney and respiratory damage.
Hydroquinone is a skin lightener that reduces dark blemishes. Hydroquinone reduces the melanin in your skin to get rid of those brown spots; it irritates your skin and permanently alters your pigment while also weakening the elastin and collagen in your problem area – the very things that are key to keeping your skin firm and youthful!
Fragrance is perfume which has been associated with allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress and potential effects on the reproductive system.