There are many ingredients you need to avoid in skin care products, but for now I will only share with you some of the worst.
Coal Tar is used for treating Psoriasis, but most commonly found in shampoos and conditioners for treating dandruff and head lice. This ingredient was put at the top of my list because it is known as group 1 in the carcinogens. Group 1 Carcinogens are well known to cause cancer in humans.
Mineral oils are derived from petroleum or crude oil and untreated or mildly treated mineral oils are also in group 1 Carcinogens. Alot of mineral oil products may be contaminated with cancer - causing chemicals, but the main priblem is the clogging of the pores. Usually cheap moisturisers hold this toxic ingredient. So I advise to stay clear.
We all know how alcohol can be damaging to our health and it shows not just by drinking it but also by applying it to your skin using skin care products too. Alcohol effects your skin's natural pH levels and makes it more subceptible to infections of all kindsas well as drying your skin and increase ageing.
Ethylene Oxide/ Ethylene Glycol
This can be found in many cosmetics and is classified as a sensitizing agent.
This means it might not cause you immediate irritation , but long term uses will cause sensitivity and irritation or imflamation will occur as well as also been another one of the ingredients in group 1 carcinogen.
This ingredient can be found in so many skin care products inclusing hand cleansers, body wash and lotions. It is know as an antibacterial agent and has become increasingly popular.
First of all it is not biodegradeable. Again Triclosan can reduce a persons life expectancy with risk of cancer if exposed to it .
If you dont want your health outting at risk over skin products you believe to be helping you , get in the habit of reading the labels. It could save your life someday.