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Synthetic Beauty Ingredients to Avoid at All Costs
It is human nature to want to appear attractive to each other. Scientific studies have been done to show those individuals that are perceived to be more beautiful in the eyes of others experience a better lifestyle, have more success, achieve a higher reception rate when looking for a mate and actually earn more money than those perceived as less attractive. However, as a society we have taken the search for beauty to another level, and one that is beauty under any costs. The ‘cost’ in today’s world include a host of synthetic beauty ingredients that we all take for granted, but are, in reality causing harm on an incredible level.
As consumers, we have shown manufacturers that we not only want, but demand more natural ingredients in our beauty products. To answer that demand, manufacturers have added what can only be called deceptive advertising to their product labels. These deceptions include words such as ‘all natural’, ‘derived from botanicals’, ‘lemon scented’, and other insinuative words that lead us to believe these are safe for our bodies. The beauty world participates in these deceptions and are on top of the list for including synthetic beauty ingredients. It is, after all, all about the bottom line and to meet the consumer demand and make a profit, manufacturers are taking advantage of the limited knowledge of the average shopper.
You may be surprised to know that many of the synthetic beauty ingredients found in our beauty products are chemicals used in industrial production, involved in embalming processes, are known carcinogens, cause depression and even kidney failure. They are found in every aspect of beauty products as well as baby powders.
So here is what you need to do. Take out all of your beauty products and look at the labels. The short list below is categorized by the industrial area, but many of these are in your makeup, shampoos, cream rinses, body lotions, sun tan screens and lip glosses:
Detergents & Boosters: ammonium lauryl sulfate, betaine, carboxylate, cocamidopropyl betaine, cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine, coco betaine, DEA cetyl phosphate, coco polyglucose, decyl glucoside,
decyl polyglucose, disodium lauryl sulfosuccinate, glycerol laurate, glycerol monolaurate, glycerol stearate, glyceryl cocoate, lactamide DEA, lauramide DEA, lauramide DEA/MEA, methyl glucose dioleate,
olefin sulfonate, cocoamphoglycinate, cocamine, cococarboxamid MEA-4-carboxylate, coconut and corn oil “soap”, coconut surfactants–(ammonium lauryl or laureth sulfate), DEA or MEA cocamide,
coconut betaine, lauramide DEA, magnesium lauryl sulfate, neutralized coconut extract, olefin sulfonate, PEG-100 (polyethylene glycol) stearate, PEG-150 (polyethylene glycol) distearate, sodium cocosulfate, sodium cocoyl isethionate, sodium laureth sulfate, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, sodium myreth sulfate, sodium myristoyl sarcosinate, sodium stearate, sorbitan stearate, sucrose cocoate,
sucrose/glyceryl cocoate also known as “sugar surfactant”, sulfated/sulfonated oil, TEA (triethanolamine) lauryl sulfate, sodium cocoamphodiacetate, sodium cocoyl glutamate, sodium lauryl sarcosinate,
sodium lauryl or laureth sulfate, sucrose cocoate, decyl oleate, decyl glucoside, diethanolamine (DEA), disodium laureth sulfosuccinate, glyceryl cocoate, laureth-13 carboxylate, triethanolamine (TEA).
Solvents, Chemical: acetone, acetic acid, amyl alcohol, benzene, butylene glycol, ethyl alcohol, synthetic, ethyl butyl acetate, ether glycerine, isopropyl alcohol, hexane, methanol, phenol, propyl alcohol,
propylene glycol, SD alcohols, ethylene glycol monophenyl-ether (phenoxyethanol)
Thickeners, Synthetic: carbomer, cocamide DEA, MEA, hydrolyzed wheat protein, hyrdoxymethyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, methacryloyl ethyl betaine, oat protein, methacrylates copolymer, potassium carbomer, potassium stearate, quinoa protein, vegetable cellulose, soy protein
Emulsifiers, Synthetic: acetylated lanolin alcohol, alkyl polyglycoside, betaine, carbomer, carboxymethyl cellulose, cetearyl alcohol, cocamidopropyl betaine (coco betaine), emulsifying wax, ethyl acetate, ethylene glycol, distearate, fatty acid alkanolamide glyceryl mono-, di-oleate, glycerol mono-, di-stearate, PEG-100 stearate, PEG-25 hydrogenated castor oil, olysorbate, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium sulfosuccinates, sorbitan esters, sorbitan stearate, stearyl alcohol, triethanolamine (TEA).
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Body Skin Care19 Apr 2013|
Unless you buy all of your products from a natural health store, you can't avoid the synthetic ingredients. As long as the FDA says it's ok to put into our products, they will do it. No one has long term studies on this stuff.April 17th, 2013 at 12:41 pm
My husband worked at one of the top well-known beauty manufacturers. He was the one that mixed the ingredients. They did all of their testing in the labs on animals, which a lot do and don't tell you. He could tell you what he was adding to a vat, but didn't know what it would do to the body.April 16th, 2013 at 11:33 pm
What a list. I can't even say most of the things that are included here. I dumped out everything in my bathroom and found that almost everything on the list is included in almost everything I have. This is scarry. I am putting chemicals and toxins on and in my body and never paid attention.April 15th, 2013 at 7:36 pm
What some people don't know is that ingredients did start out from natural sources. When those became too expensive to use, the companies started making their own. As always, they chose the cheap route over what might be good for you.April 14th, 2013 at 6:25 pm