Ingredients to Avoid

PARABENS:(methyl, propyl, ethyl, isobutyl, butyl, benzyl) petro-chemicals, implicated in a multitude of health problems, estrogenic, cancer causing, allergenic, found in cancerous breast tissue, possibly replicates in dna, stored in fat cells

PEG ingredients: carcinogens, acne promoters, contact dermatitis

PETROLEUM: (petrolatum, mineral oils, vaseline) acne producing, may be carcinogenic, causes long term dry skin, respiratory toxin

PHTHALATES: such as dibutyl phthalate (DBP), not necessarily mentioned on a label, look out for those convenient, squeezable plastics and by all means don't heat them! reproductive toxins, birth defects of the male reproductive system, carcinogens, mutation agents, stored in fat cells

PROPYLENE GLYCOL: easily absorbed petrochemical solvent that causes contact dermatitis, skin irritations, acne and allergies

PVP: widely used synthetic polymer, cancer causing

STEARIC: (acid and others) carcinogens, skin irritants, comedogenic

SILICA: known human carcinogen. may be in the form of tiny particles of glass, sand or bits of ground quartz from mining operations, or even an extract from horsetail plant

HYDROXYMETHYL GLYCINATE: releases formaldehyde, a known cancer agent

TALC: can contain asbestos, do not use on babies, linked to ovarian cancer, respiratory toxin

TEA ingredients: (not tea, but rather ingredients with TEA in front) severe irritants, can contain ammonium salts, eye irritant, sensitizer, may cause formation of carcinogens

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