Check Your Labels
Probably not...here's why...
The manufacturer isn't going to tell you.
They do however, have to list the ingredients. It's up to you to become knowledgeable.
Unfortunately, most of the personal care products that you buy in stores are loaded with toxins.
Here are some of the most common ones that you could be accidentally slathering on your skin, hair and putting in your mouth:
- Mineral oil - a petroleum derivative. Because it causes toxins to build up in the skin, it can accelerate the aging process.
- Petrolatum (petroleum jelly) - the most familiar petroleum derivative which prevents skin from being able to breathe and traps toxins inside the skin's layers.
- Sodium laurel sulfate - an industrial detergent that strips skin of its moisture barrier and has been linked to eye damage - among other harmful things.
- Propylene glycol - the main active ingredient in anti-freeze and brake fluid which breaks down cell structure and has been linked to kidney damage as well as liver and brain problems.
- Parabens - highly toxic preservatives used to extend product shelf life.
- Talc (talcum powder) - shown to cause cancer in lab animals. It also creates acute respiratory distress if inhaled and has been linked to ovarian cancer.
- Fragrance - can contain thousands of potentially toxic ingredients and is the most common cause of allergies.
- F D & C Colors -Usually made from coal tar and are considered cancer - causing
- Glycerin - This seemingly harmless ingredient in toothpaste coats your teeth and prevents re-enamalization. Teeth are designed to regenerate themselves but that cannot happen if they are coated.
Well, you're probably thinking that you'll never remember all of those (and you probably won't).
What I suggest is just remember one or two. If they're on the label - don't purchase the product.
Just one of those toxins is going to do damage.