Skin Care Cream - The Toxins, Cancer-Causing Chemicals and Rubbish That Gets Into Beauty Creams

Skin Care Cream - The Toxins, Cancer-Causing Chemicals and Rubbish That Gets Into Beauty Creams


I'm shocked. Skin care cream can be made from toxic chemicals and reject parts from dead animals treated with acid.

And if you think that's bad, there is worse to come .. these things can be found in the skin care moisturizer cream of some of the biggest beauty product brands.

I know this flies against what we are told in the fashion magazine advertisements. There, glamorous models give the distinct impression that skin care cream will make you look young, feel better, and be healthier.
What they don't tell you is what's in the jar. And some of that is plain dangerous. Those things can give you ailments ranging from irritation of the skin to cancer.

Here's a list of 15 things to avoid at any cost as you go shopping for skin care cream. Sadly they are some of the most common ingredients in skin care products. Acrylamide: Watch for it in hand and face creams, as some research indicates links with breast cancer.

Alcohols: like ethanol, ethyl alcohol, methanol, benzyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol and SD alcohol. They dry out the skin which can cause irritation and will wash away your natural protective skin oils exposing you to the risk of bacteria, mould and viruses.

DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (monoethanolamine), and TEA (triethanolamine): You'll find them used to adjust pH in skin care cream. They can give you eye problems, dry skin, and long term can be toxic. They're banned in Europe.

Dioxane: (a synthetic derivative of coconut). This one's everywhere. A major component is 1,4-dioxane which is officially certified to cause cancer.

Fragrance: Just added to give skin care cream a beautiful smell, but many ingredients are toxic or carcinogenic, affecting the central nervous system, and so causing depression, hyperactivity, and irritability.

Mineral oil: liquid paraffin, paraffin wax, petrolatum are often used to seal moisture in the skin. In practice they clog pores, keeping toxins in and encouraging acne, removing natural skin oils and so encouraging dry skin and giving you an aged look. But manufacturers use it because it's cheap.

Nitrosamines: They are carcinogenic. Padimate-O: Also known as octyl dimethyl, it is found in sunscreens. Researchers are wondering if the energy absorbed by the sunscreen is turned into free radicals. If so, this increases your risk of skin cancer.

Parabens: methyl, propyl, butyl, and ethyl paraben - These are preservatives, so you see them everywhere. Studies suggest they may cause cancer and interfere with the body's endocrine system. May also be responsible for some allergic reactions and skin rashes.

Phenol carbolic acid: Many lotions and skin care cream have this. It's dangerous. Can cause circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma and even death from respiratory failure.

Polyethylene glycol (PEG): This one is an emulsifier and humectant. Some researchers say it is carcinogenic.
Rancid natural emollients: Use skin care cream where the oils have been cold pressed, because natural oils extracted by refining, which is very common, removes nutrients and leaves behind poisonous trans fatty acids. Also watch their age, as skin care cream using them can go rancid if stored past their use by date.

Toluene: This you'll find in almost all artificial fragrances. Get too much and you're in danger of anemia, lowered blood cell count, liver or kidney damage. Research suggests overuse will endanger a developing fetus. Watch for it in Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), benzoic and benzyl.

Triclosan: This is an anti-bacterial agent. Used in weed killer and a lot of skin care cream. Some studies suggest it may help create strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

This is a long, detailed list. So, do yourself a favor. Email the company you buy your skin care cream from and ask them if they include any of these ingredients in their products. If they do not, you're fine.

If they do, however, you need to find another company with a deliberate policy to not use any of these nasties.

By William Leonard