Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Something You Need to Know : Fatal Attraction of Cosmetics and Chemical

Hi Ladies,
maybe you've read this post in somewhere else, i myself find it in some other blogs, and i repost it for my readers because it's so important to check what's in your product (especially the one you use in daily routine). I found out many of skincare focus person are more concern about the ingredients in product they use, while the make up focus person are less care about it.

I love skincare, so much in love with them. I also love make up, but i've got what i have to take care from product's ingredient. And here it is, some important things you have to care.

I can't say anything about deodorant since i'm not using any deodorant after one of my friend (who get scholarship to NTU Singapore, studying about Chemical Engineering) said that deodorant, logically, might cause cancer. He don't know what's that about, but since deodorant prevent the skin from sweating, it's change something naturally happen, and logically, it might cause cancer. So i stopped using deodorant. And he's right, Aluminium which prevent your skin from sweating, could cause Alzheimer. Don't forget to read that as deodorant sales increasing, the breast cancer rates also increasing at the same time. Something related, huh?

So if you're using deodorant, especially in daily routine, please check if it's contains of aluminium and propylene glycol or not. If yes, throw it out! But for me, it's better to smell bad, but with less risk.

Second, about the lipstick thing. I know, i know, i know .. they're so pretty right?
But.. have you check what's in your lipstick before you buy it? Because 1 in 3 brands of red Lipstick tested by FDA contains more lead than the FDA's acceptable upper limit for candy. Too bad! and what's worst? Because you put lipstick on your lips (yeah) and it makes the harmful things easier to be inside your system.

Well, what is lead anyway?
Lead is a proven neurotoxin that can cause learning, language and behavioral problems such as lowered IQ, reduced school performance and increased aggression. Pregnant women and young children are particularly vulnerable to lead exposure, because lead easily crosses the placenta and enters the fetal brain where it can interfere with normal development,” according to Sean Palfrey, MD, a professor of pediatrics and public health at Boston University and the medical director of Boston's Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.
Lead builds up in the body over time and lead-containing lipstick applied several times a day, every day, can add up to significant exposure levels. The latest studies show there is no safe level of lead exposure,” according to Mark Mitchell, MD, MPH, policy advisor of the Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice and co-chair of the Environmental Health Task Force for the National Medical Association. 

I was get a kind of heart attack since i read this, it's awful thinking of how ignorant those companies about the product safety. Come on, some of them are huge companies who should know about this!

You can read FDA's list about 400 shade of lipstick which known contains more lead in their ingredients than upper limit of candy here.

Third, sunscreen.
Ooh i wish i've finished my post-to-be about sunscreen.. It's coming up btw, i'll continue working on it.

Well, sunscreen supposed to protect you from UV, to get out the harmful things out of your skin. But too bad, some of them are contains Oxybenzone, which has a bad side to hormone distruption and cellular damage. Oxybenzone also known as : benzophenone-3, BP 3, Uvinul M40 and Escalol 567. If you find your sunscreen are containing one of this chemical, throw it out! It has a destructive effect to DNA whenever it's exposed to sunlight.. So check it now!

About the baby shampoo and other baby products. Let's start about finding out what quarternium-15 and 1,4 dioxane are.
Quaternium-15 releases formaldehyde into cosmetics products. Formaldehyde is classified as a known human carcinogen by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the International Agency for Research on Cancer.Formaldehyde and quaternium-15 are also potent allergens that can trigger rashes and other skin inflammation problems. The North American Contact Dermatitis Group considers quaternium-15 to be among the most clinically significant contact allergens in children.
Formaldehyde work as preservatives in a product, to kill bacterias. But when it also being a carcinogen, it's better to stop using it.

The most  dangerous part of 1,4 dioxane is very few, if any, cosmetics or personal care products list 1,4-dioxane as an ingredient, even though an analysis by Campaign for Safe Cosmetics co-founder the Environmental Working Group suggests that it may be found in 22 percent of the more than 25,000 products in the Skin Deepdatabase of cosmetics products. That's because 1,4-dioxane is a frequent contaminant of common cosmetics ingredients, but as a contaminant it is not listed among intentionally added ingredients. 
Research shows that 1,4-dioxane readily penetrates the skin. 1,4-dioxane is considered a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and listed as an animal carcinogen by the National Toxicology Program. It is included on California’s Proposition 65 list of chemicals known or suspected by the state to cause cancer or birth defects . The California Environmental Protection Agency also lists 1,4-dioxane as a suspected kidney toxicant, neurotoxicant and respiratory toxicant
It is highly unlikely that any one product containing 1,4-dioxane will cause harm on its own. However, repeated exposures from many different products add up. The same baby could be exposed to 1,4-dioxane from baby shampoo, bath bubbles and body wash in a single bath, as well as from other contaminated personal care products today, tomorrow and the next day. Repeated exposures to a single carcinogen, synergistic effects from exposures to multiple carcinogenic and mutagenic ingredients, and concerns about exposures at key points in development (such as pregnancy, infancy and puberty) are cause for concern even though little risk is evident from a single small exposure. 
Well, since 1,4-dioxane can't be found in ingredient list, it's better to take care your baby(es) using less amount of product, and Mom, during feeding period. The babies doesn't have immune which adult does have. How could they do that to the babies? >3<"

The last things, i wouldn't say that US product are better than Europe's. Always check the ingredients before using a product. If you could, reduce of using product that contains paraben, because even there's no certified result said that parabens are dangerous, we don't know what they'll find next.

i can't write this post without some source, which are :

ps. i'm so sorry for putting too many "!" in this post. I can get control of my self, thinking of the companies and the user are both (mostly) won't care about the dangerous things in product :(

thanks for reading anyway :)

1 comment:

  1. eh my deodorant using aluminum chlorohydrate. is that same with aluminium that u mean above?


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