My face cream has WHAT in it?
Have you ever wondered what goes in the products you put on your skin on a daily basis?
While some wholesome ingredients give your skin the boost you need, some harsh ones may be abrasive, drying and sensitizing.
Our Multi-Ex skin care line is made without any of those bad ones.
Here’s the detail:
Multi-Ex line is free of
- Imidazolidinyl Urea
- Mineral oil
So, what are they exactly?
Parabens are commonly used preservatives in cosmetic products for their ability to stop bacteria and mold from growing. However, they’re also known to affect hormone function and increase the risk of breast cancer in the human body.
Phenoxyethanol is another common synthetic ingredient used as a preservative in cosmetic and personal care products. Phenoxyethanol may be linked to skin reactions such as eczema and allergies. When used with parabens, it may cause more severe allergic reactions.
Imidazolidinyl Urea is a formaldehyde-releasing antimicrobial preservative found in moisturizers, hair products, and deodorants. When exposed to formaldehyde in cosmetic products or formaldehyde-releasing ingredients may develop an allergy to the ingredient.
Chlorphenesin prevents the growth of microorganisms and used in skin care, cleansing and hair products. While it protects the product from going bad, it has been reported to cause skin irritation, dermatitis, and eczema in sensitive and dry skin.
While properly refined and purified as white petrolatum, this liquid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum doesn’t pose any health threat. However, it has the potential to cause cancer when not fully refined.
While colorants and dyes make your lotion more pleasing to the eye, they could be made of harmful ingredients. It isn’t clearly stated on the ingredient list what kind of chemicals are used to create the dyes, so the safest way is to stay away from the products that contain artificial colorants. Heavy metals and coal tar are some of the commonly found substances found in artificial colorants.
Triethanolamine is a strongly alkaline substance used as a buffering agent, masking and fragrance ingredient, surfactant and pH adjusting chemical. It can be found in cosmetic products, skin and hair care products, sunscreens and shaving products. Triethanolamine may cause allergies, eye problems, dryness and could be toxic when absorbed over a long period of time.
Just like colorants, fragrance ingredients can be made of any combination of chemical substances that may disrupt the hormone system and cause allergic reactions. The trade secrets classification of federal law protects the formulas of fragrances and allows the chemicals to be unknown to consumers.
Sulfates are surfactant agents to help water to mix with oil and dirt and used in many cleansing products including soaps, cleansers, and shampoos. Some commonly used sulfates such as sodium laureth sulfate may be contaminated with carcinogens, disrupt normal hormone function and irritate the skin, eyes, and lungs.