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Skincare

Cosmetic Chemicals to Avoid

The average woman applies 200+ chemicals to her face every day, 60% of these are absorbed into the bloodstream.

There are many unavoidable nasties in the food we eat, the water we drink and the pollution in the air so why not do what you can to avoid putting more directly on your skin? Here are a list of SOME of the chemical ingredients you will find in many cosmetic products.

To find out what natruel’s ingredients are click here, we promise you won’t find any nasties.

Ammonium lauryl sulfate (ALS)

May cause erythema and skin irritation.

Benzalkonium chloride

Causes skin irritation, contact dermatitis & allergies.

Butylated hudroxyanisole (BHA)

Causes allergies & contact dermatitis.

Butylene glycol

Cannot be absorbed by skin, suffocates skin and clogs pores causing acne. Is suspected to also cause carcinogens, and mutagens.

Chloromethylisothiazolinone

Causes skin irritation, contact dermatitis & allergies.

DMDM hydrantoin

May contain, release, or break down into formaldehyde which is a known neurotoxin and carcinogen.

Dimethicone

(Silicone = anything ending in ‘cone’) Clogs pores, causes acne, carcinogens & mutagens it also has potential to cause tumors.

“-eth” as their suffix

(ethylene oxide, EO or propylene oxide, PO) eg. sodium laureth sulfate 3EO, 7EO, 12EO etc. May contain 1,4-Dioxane which is carcinogen and hormone system destroyer.

Isocetyl stearate

These ingredients have been shown to cause allergies and dermatitis, would induce acne as well.

Isostearyl neopentanate

These ingredients have been shown to cause allergies and dermatitis, would induce acne as well.

Isopropyl isostearate

These ingredients have been shown to cause allergies and dermatitis, would induce acne as well.

Isothiazolinone

Causes skin irritation, contact dermatitis & allergies.

Methylisothiazolinone & methylchloroisothiazolinone

Causes skin irritation, contact dermatitis & allergies.

myristyl ether propionate

These ingredients have been shown to cause allergies and dermatitis, would induce acne as well.

Mineral oil (Petroleum-derived)

Cannot be absorbed by skin, suffocates skin and clogs pores causing acne. Is suspected to also cause carcinogens, and mutagens.

Parabens (Methyl, propyl, butyl & ethyl)

Cause allergic reaction and skin irritation, a carcinogen, a potent cancer inducer.

Paraffin (Petroleum-derived)

Cannot be absorbed by skin, suffocates skin and clogs pores causing acne. Is suspected to also cause carcinogens, and mutagens.

PEG compounds

(eg. polyethylene glycol) Contaminated with 1,4-Dioxane which is carcinogen and hormone system destroyer.

Quaternium-7,15,31,60 etc

May contain, release, or break down into formaldehyde which is a known neurotoxin and carcinogen.

Sodium polyxyethylene lauryl sulfate

May contain 1,4-Dioxane which is carcinogen and hormone system destroyer.

Sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES)

May contain 1,4-Dioxane which is carcinogen and hormone system destroyer.

Sodium lauroyl or cocoyl sarcosinate

May cause erythema and skin irritation.

Triethanolamine (TEA)

May form nitrosamines which are potent carcinogens.

“-ate” as a suffix

(eg. sorbitan stearate, laurate, palmitate, oleate etc.)

Contaminated with 1,4-Dioxane which is a carcinogen (cancer causing) and hormone system destroyer.

Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)

Causes allergies, causes contact dermatitis & is a carcinogen.

Butyl stearate

These ingredients have been shown to cause allergies and dermatitis, would induce acne as well.

Bronopol

May contain, release, or break down into formaldehyde which is a known neurotoxin and carcinogen.

Cyclomethicone

Clogs pores, causes acne, carcinogens & mutagens. It also has potential to cause tumors.

Diazolidinyl urea

May contain, release, or break down into formaldehyde which is a known neurotoxin and carcinogen.

Diethanolamine (DEA)

May form nitrosamines which are potent carcinogens.

Glycerin

(can also be obtained from a vegetable source) Causes dry-burn & skin irritations.

Lauryl or cocoyl sarcosine

May cause erythema and skin irritation.

Isopropyl palmitate

These ingredients have been shown to cause allergies and dermatitis, would induce acne as well.

Isopropyl myristate

These ingredients have been shown to cause allergies and dermatitis, would induce acne as well.

Imidiazolidinyl urea

May contain, release, or break down into formaldehyde which is a known neurotoxin and carcinogen.

Lauryl or cocoyl sarcosine

May cause erythema and skin irritation.

Myristyl lactate

These ingredients have been shown to cause allergies and dermatitis, would induce acne as well.

Monethanolamine (MEA)

May form nitrosamines which are potent carcinogens.

Propylene glycol stearate

These ingredients have been shown to cause allergies and dermatitis, would induce acne as well.

Propylene glycol

Causes contact dermatitis, inhibits skin cell growth, damages kidney and liver, cause rashes and dry skin & damages skin surface.

PEG-derivatives

(eg. PEG-40 castor oil, PEG-40 stearate etc.) Contaminated with 1,4-Dioxane which is carcinogen (cancer causing) and hormone system destroyer.

Sorbitol

Catches the water from air for moisture, so in a dry climate it will draw the water from the skin leaving your skin dry.

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)

May contain 1,4-Dioxane which is carcinogen and hormone system destroyer.

Sodium cocoyl isethionate

May cause erythema and skin irritation.

Vaseline (Petroleum-derived)

Cannot be absorbed by skin, suffocates skin and clogs pores causing acne. Is suspected to also cause carcinogens, and mutagens.

Sodium methyl cocoyl taurate etc

May cause erythema and skin irritation.

The ingredients that contain butyl-, isopropyl-, myristyl-, propylene-, stearyl-, cetyl-,

These ingredients have been shown to cause allergies and dermatitis, would induce acne as well.

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