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What Scary Ingredients Are In Your Skincare?

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.

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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.

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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!

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Fragrance is perfume which has been associated with allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress and potential effects on the reproductive system.

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