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Synthetic Emulsifiers to Avoid at All Costs

I learned about synthetic emulsifiers from my husband. He used to work in a world renowned cosmetic manufacturing factory in the Los Angeles area and he actually created the products themselves. He would rattle off a list of the emulsifiers used, how they are added to the batch mix, what to look for in proper blending and how the final outcome is tested for consistency for market approval. What he didn’t know was that many of the synthetic emulsifiers are dangerous. His assumption, like that of many of us is that as long as it is approved by the FDA, it must be ok to use.


Synthetic emulsifiers, like many synthetic products have been approved based on the low levels contained in a product and the effect on the body. Little is known for the long term effect, including those that have a tendency to build up in the human system and not be expelled by our natural cleansing process. These create levels of toxins and can cause health problems. You would be surprised at the products that you use every day that contain these synthetic emulsifiers. The best way to avoid them is to carefully check every label of every product. Products with little or no synthetic emulsifiers can typically be found at your local health store, however some organic products are now appearing on shelves of the big box chain stores. Substituting healthy and organic products will help you to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Synthetic emulsifiers to stay away from: alkyl polyglycoside, acetylated lanolin alcohol, carbomer, betaine, cetearyl alcohol, carboxymethyl cellulose, emulsifying wax, cocomidopropyl betaine (coco betaine), ethylene glycol distearate, ethyl acetate, glycerol mono-, di-stearate; fatty acid alkanolamide glyderyl mono-, di-oleate; PEG=25 hydrogenated castor oil, PEG-100 stearate, sodium lauryl sulfate, polysorbate, sorbitan esters, sodium sulfosuccinates, steryl alcohol, sorbitan stearate, triethanolamine (TEA)

Source: http://allnaturalbeauty.us/synthetic_ingredients.htm

The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.