Ingredients To Look Out For…

Here are just a few of the ingredients and their commonly used synonyms to avoid:

Synonym: quaternium-15, DMDM hydantion, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, 5-bromo-5-nitro-1,3-dioxan, bronopol (2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol )
Known to cause: Known carcinogen, skin irritant and can cause severe allergic rashes. Associated with neurotoxicity and developmental toxicity.

Synonym: Fragrance, Parfum, Perfume, Flavor
Known to cause: Known hormone disrupter, skin irritants, allergens and can lead to immunotoxicity, neurotoxicity and development toxicity.

Synonym: methylparaben, ethylparaben, butylparaben, propylparaben, isobuthylparaben
Known to cause: Linked to breast cancer. Known endocrine disrupter, skin irritants and can lead to immunotoxicity, neurotoxicity and reporductive toxicity. 

Synonym: DBP (dibutyl phthalate), DEP (diethyl phthalate), DEHP (diethlhexyl phthalate), BPA (bisphpenol)
Known to cause: Known endocrine disrupter, causes damage to the reproductive system for both genders and affects fertility. 

Synonym: 1, 4-dioxane, ceteareth, polyethylene, polythylene glycol, polyoxyethylene, PEG-10 laurate
Known to cause: Known carcinogen and shown to harm the nervous system.

Synonym: Antibacterial, triclocarbon
Known to cause: Harmful to the reproductive system and the thyroid function.

Synonym: Sodium Laureth Sulfate, BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole), BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
Known to cause: Can cause skin depigmentation and damage to the liver and stomach.

Other products to look out for:

Chemical sunscreens:  Endocrine and hormone disrupter
Avoid: octinoxate, oxybenzone, avobenzone, benzonphenone, homosalate, and octisalate.

Petrolatum: Known carcinogen and causes cancer.
Avoid: Petroleum jelly, paraffin oil and mineral oil.