Top 5 Ingredients That Are Bad For Your Skin


Top 5 Ingredients That Are Bad for Your Skin : You Probably Didn't Know Them!

Pop out your shampoo's, conditioners, moisturizers! These ingredients are not deadly, but very bad for your skin and may give you an allergic reaction. So hit that Follow button, eh? Also, some of these are not as dangerous as others. Credit to for the wonderful information. This is all in my own words. Sorry for it being SOOOOOOOOO long.

Number One: Sodium Laureth Sulfate/Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
This is a big NO NO! Hair companies such as Garnier Fructis use this and I recommend NEVER using it again. After hitting the internet and the big---books we all skipped to read in high school, I fell asleep. HOWEVER! Before that, I found out that these products, once touched the surface of your skin, gives you a risk of skin cancer. Also... a lot of big words I didn't understand. Like, for example, SLS and SLES are used in 90% of hair conditioners and shampoos, as long with cosmetics. When you look at your ingredients and see something like, "sodium lauryl sulfate coconut oil." I personally dislike coconut oil, I am allergic. However, believe it or not.. there is VERY little coconut oil with the SLS or SLES. Basically, the SLS and SLES cancel out the CO (coconut oil) and it's a big thing of mumbo-jumbo. Bottom line: Don't use it.

Number Two: Mineral Oil
Sounds like a coconut retreat. However no, don't bust out the seashell bras just yet. This product is the chief component in numerous baby care items such as baby oil, baby lotions, baby wash liquid soap and Vaseline. Let’s face it people. I mean seriously, this is a petroleum by-product that covers the skin just like wrapping it in plastic wrap (LOL.) It clogs the pores, hindering the skin’s ability to eliminate toxins, promoting skin disorders and deletes out skin function and cell development—resulting in the premature aging of your skin. So honestly, what the hell! Plus, as a doosey, it can be found occasionally in lip products. Watch out for this one my friendsss.

Number Three: Synthetic Fragrance
Sadly, you will not know if this is in your perfume because most fragrances just say.. "fragrance." If you get irritation or redness, then you know! These are just some of the synthetic fragrances that you might find:

•amyl acetate (banana fragrance)
•apple fragrance
•banana fragrance
•benzophenones 1 to 12 (rose fragrance)
•berry fragrance
•bitter almond oil (benzaldehyde)
•cinnamic acid
•coconut fragrance
•cucumber fragrance
•honeysuckle fragrance
•lilac fragrance (anisyl acetate)
•mango fragrance
•melon fragrance
•methyl acetate (apple fragrance)
•methyl salicylate (wintergreen or birch fragrance)
•plum fragrance
•peach fragrance
•phenethyl alcohol (rose fragrance)
•strawberry fragrance
•verataldehyde (vanilla fragrance) ((c) to the website I featured for the list)

Number Four: Phthalates
Featured in: softeners, plastics, oily substances in perfumes, additives to hairsprays, cosmetics, lubricants and wood finishers. So yeah.. watch out! They bite! Also in...
•Powders- (DEP)
•Fragrances- (DEHP, BBP, DBP, DEP)
•Nail Polishes- (DBP)
•Hair Preparations- (BBP, DMP, DBP, DEP)
•Skin Creams- (DEP)
•Deodorants- (DBP, DEP)
•Aftershaves- (DEP)

Number Five: Imidazolidinyl Urea And DMDM Hydantoin
You are probably like. WTF is that? Well, they are commonly used in these:
•Produce fabrics, so that they are permanent press
•Make fabrics waterproof
•Enhance the colorfastness of dyes
•Formulate fabrics that are fire retardant
Also, it may be nicknamed one of these..
•2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1, 3-diol
•5-bromo-5-nitro-1, 3-dioxane
•Diazolidinyl urea
•DMDM Hydantoin
•Sodium hydroxymethyl

Well, those are my top five! I also don't recommend using Triclosan, found in dish washing fluids, soaps, deodorants, cosmetics, lotions, creams and toothpaste, DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (monoethanolamine), TEA (triethanolamine), found in DEA is a chemical that functions as a wetting agent in shampoos, lotions, creams and other cosmetics. It is used mostly because it supplies a rich lather in shampoos and maintains a positive consistency in lotions and creams. By itself, DEA is not harmful, but while hanging around on a store shelf or in your bathroom cabinet at home, DEA may react with other ingredients in the cosmetic recipe to form a particularly potent carcinogen called nitrosodiethanolamine (NDEA). NDEA is promptly absorbed via the skin and has been connected with stomach, esophagus, liver, and bladder cancers. These chemicals have previously been restricted in Europe. ((c) to website) Plus, please don't use; FD & C Color Pigments. Here is a list of some of the synthetic colors to look for:
•aluminum lakes
•carmine (because of the synthetic process used to secure the color from the insects)
•sodium copper chlorophyllin (chlorophyll)
•D&C colors (all)
•FD&C colors (all)
•iron oxides
•titanium dioxide
•zinc oxide.
And... Propylene Glycol (PG). Let's just say well, it's bad. Isopropyl Alcohol, is your last one to look out for. It can be found in: arious hair color rinses, body creams, hand lotions, after shave lotions, fragrances and many other cosmetics. Isopropyl alcohol’s primary function is to increase absorption of other ingredients in such cosmetics as body, face, and hand lotions, yet only serves to rob your skin of its natural pH and acid mantle.

Thank you for reading, and stay safe! (Sorry it so SOOOOOOO long again)

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Basically every ingredient! Lol, Its sooo annoying, Most of my products have a lot of these ingredients. Thanks for the article though :) This comment has been removed.
I love how I put top 5, and it's really top ten. Lol. Anyway, thanks for reading my huge article! This comment has been removed.
I think it's awesome that you did so much research for this subject to share. It's so coincidental too because my co-worker was telling me today his gf will not use products with palm tree oil because it's not eco-friendly. Very interesting stuff. This comment has been removed.
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