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Stop Poisoning Your Skin!

John Simmonds

Posted on June 20 2018

Stop Poisoning Your Skin!

Its time for a wake up call! Don't walk, RUN to the bathroom or your make up vanity and look at the label on your skin care products (and if they have any of these ingredients THROW THEM IN THE TRASH!)

Here is a short list of what you need to avoid putting on your face, and don't delay!

Isopropyl alcohol

A very drying and irritating solvent and dehydrator that strips your skin's natural acid mantle, making us more vulnerable to bacteria, moulds and viruses. It is made from propylene, a petroleum derivative. It may promote brown spots and premature aging of skin.

Ammonia/ammonium
Toxic, carcinogenic

Benzoates
These are implicated in wide variety of health problems including testicular cancer, cell mutation and other cancers.

Benzoyl peroxide
This produces tremendously dangerous free radical in the skin increases the chances of cancer. It also causes over-drying of the skin. FDA has now changed the safty rating of benzoyl peroxide from category I to category III.


BHA and BHT
These two encourage the breakdown of vitamins such as vitamin d, can cause lipid and cholesterol levels to increase, endocrine disruptor, toxic

DEA Ingredients
All ingredients with DEA after the first word such as concamid-dea, cause cancer. These chemicals are already restricted in Europe due to known carcinogenic effects.

Fragrances
Fragrance on a label can indicate the presence of up to four thousand separate ingredients, many toxic or carcinogenic. Clinical observation proves fragrances can affect the central nervous system causing depression, hyperactivity, and irritability.

Hydroquinone
Toxic, irritants, hydroquinone has been shown to cause leukemia in mice and other animals. The European Union banned it from cosmetics in 2001. Can cause hyper-pigmentation.

Lanolin
Any chemicals used on sheep will contaminate the lanolin obtained from the wool. The majority of lanolin used in cosmetics is highly contaminated with chlorinated organo pesticides like DDT.

Lauryl or Laureth (sodium laureth sulfate)
Carcinogenic, skin irritants may be contaminated with large amounts of toxins in manufacturing process contains ammonium salts, mutagen, acne and dermatitis producing and hair loss

PEG polyethylene, polyethylene glycol, polyoxyethylene
Potentially carcinogenic petroleum ingredient that can alter and reduce the skin's natural moisture factor. This could increase the appearance of aging and leave you more vulnerable to bacteria. Used in cleansers to dissolve oil and grease. It adjusts the melting point and thickens products. Also used in caustic spray-on oven cleaners.

Parabens
Implicated in a multitude of health problems, estrogenic, cancer causing, allergenic, found in breast tissue, replicates in dna, stored in fat cells.

Petrochemicals (paraffin/mineral oil)
Coats the skin like plastic, clogging the pores, slows down skin function and cell development, resulting in premature aging, acne producing, may be carcinogenic, causes dry skin, respiratory toxin, may cause dizziness, any mineral oil derivative can be contaminated with cancer causing PAH ( polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ).

Phenol Carbolic Acid
Can cause circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma, and even death.

Phthalates
(look for your plastics- squeeze bottles, soft plastics) carcinogens, mutation agents, stored fat cells.

Propylene/Butylene Glycol
This is a petroleum derivative, penetrates the skin very quickly and causes contact dermatitis, skin irritations, acne, allergies, the EPA considers PG so toxic that it warns against skin contact to prevent consequences such as brain, liver and kidney abnormalities, and can also weaken protein & cellular structure

Octyl Stearate
This innocent little ingredient is acne producing, contact dermatitis, allergic reactions

Silicone derived emollients (dimethicone copolyol/cyclomethicone)\
These rascals are occlusive - that is they coat the skin, trapping anything beneath it, and do not allow the skin to breathe (much like plastic wrap would do.)

TEA ingredients (not "tea", rather ingredients with TEA in front like "TEA laurel sulfate)
These are severe irritants, can contain ammonium slats, eye irritant, sensitizers, highly acidic. Over 40% of cosmetics containing Triethanolamine (TEA), have been found to be contaminated with nitrosamines, which are potent carcinogens.

We are glad to inform you that Freda & Wolf skincare products contain none of these and are all natural and very healthy for your skin!