Did you know that when you apply a topical skin care cream on your body that it eventually works its way through and enters your bloodstream? This makes finding a skin care moisturizer cream containing only natural ingredients all the more important.
Many companies include in their skin care cream chemical additives, some of which have been remotely linked to certain types of cancer. Why would they add them if they know they are potentially dangerous? They do it because it is more cost effective for them than using some healthier ingredients.
Sometimes agents are included which act as synthetic fragrance enhancers. Many of these chemicals also are known to be carcinogenic, or cancer causing. Many have also been linked to hyperactivity, irritability and depression. It is best to steer clear of any skin care cream that advertises added fragrances for this reason.
Now we are going to look at a short list of some potentially harmful chemicals regularly included. We suggest that you pull out whatever brand(s) of skin care moisturizer cream you’re currently using, and follow along. You may be unpleasantly surprised by what you discover.
Acrylamide is a water-soluble crystalline compound that is commonly found as an ingredient in skin care cream. This amide has been linked to breast cancer and can cause damage to the nervous system over time.
Dioxane 1,4 is a coconut derivate known to known to cause cancer, and a plethora of other ailments. It is suspected of being toxic to the nerves, kidneys and respiratory system. It is also known to be a leading groundwater contaminant, so why is it in your skin care cream?
DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (monoethanolamine), and TEA (triehanolamine) are often used in skin care moisturizer cream to adjust the products pH levels. TEA is the most dangerously toxic of the three causing severe allergic reactions in some people. All three substances have been restricted for use in Europe due to known carcinogenic effects.
Nitrosamines can be formed when chemical compounds such as DEA, MEA, and TEA are combined with formaldehyde releasers such as quaterbium-15, and coming as no surprise, also cause cancer. Phenol carbolic acid can cause circulatory collapse, convulsions, coma, paralysis, and respiratory failure resulting in death. It is a frequent ingredient in skin care moisturizer cream.
Toluene is a derivative of coal tar or other petroleum that is commonly used in skin care cream as a fragrance. Anemia, liver and kidney damage, fetal injury, and lowered blood cell count have all been attributed to long term chronic exposure.
As we are living in the most scientifically advanced country in the world it is almost terrifying that the cosmetics companies are allowed to take such liberties with the health and well being of their trusting customers. The problem is that there is very little regulation that is applied to them.
Not all companies producing skin care moisturizer cream are irresponsible, and they really do care about providing you with healthy natural products.
The next time you purchase skin care cream, just be careful what you’re getting.
Juanita Ruby is passionate about her health, and spends many hours researching products she uses. To find out more information about products to avoid and what to look for in skin care cream