Chemicals

CHEMICALS WHICH A NATURAL COSMETICS SKINCARE AND MOISTURIZER SHOULD NOT CONTAIN

To find out if a natural moisturizer and cosmetics – you use or want to
use – are all natural, check the following list of very strong and harsh ingredients which should NOT be in it:

  • 1-, 2-Naphtol
  • 12010, 12120, 12150, 12370, 12420, 12480,12490, 12700, 13015, 14270, 14720, 14815,15510, 15800, 15850, 15880, 15985,15525, 15580, 15620, 15630, 15865, 15980,16035, 17200, 19140, 20170, 2610016185, 16230, 16255, 16290, 18050, 18130,18690, 18736, 18820, 18965, 20040, 20470
  • 2,4-Diaminophenol
  • 2,4-Diaminophenoxyethanol
  • 21100, 21108, 21230, 24790, 27290, 27755
  • 2-4-5-6-Tetraaminopyramidine
  • 28440, 40215, 50325, 51319
  • 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol (Bronopol)
  • 2-Methylresorcinol
  • 4-Amino-2-Hydroxytoluene
  • 4-Hydroxybenzoic Acid
  • 5-Bromo-5-Nitro-1,3-Dioxane (Bronidox)
  • Acetanilid
  • Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer
  • Almond Oil PEG-6 Esters
  • Aluminum Chloride
  • Aluminum Chlorohydrate
  • Aluminum Chlorohydrex
  • Aluminum Chlorohydrex PG
  • Aluminum Sesquichlorohydrate
  • Aluminum ZirconiumTrichloroydrex GLY
  • Ammonium Laureth Sulfate
  • Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Ammonium Xylenesulfonate
  • Apricot Kernel Oil PEG-6 Esters
  • Avocado Oil PEG-11 Esters
  • Babassuamide DEA
  • Beheneth-5, -10, -20, -25 (alcool de Ben)
  • Behentrimonium Chloride
  • Benzalkonium Chloride
  • Benzethonium Chloride
  • Benzophenone-1, -3, -4, -9
  • Bromochlorophene
  • Butoxydiglycol
  • Butoxyethanol
  • Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • Butylparaben
  • C10-11 Isoparaffinum liquidum
  • C12-20 Acid PEG-8 Ester
  • C9-11 Pareth 8
  • C9-19 Fluroalcohol Phosphates
  • Ceteareth, -12, -15, -20, -25
  • Ceteth-1, -20
  • Cetrimonium Chloride
  • Cetylamine Hydrofluoride
  • Cetylpyridinium Chloride
  • Chloracetamide
  • Chlorbutanol
  • Chlorhexedine Dihydrochloride
  • Chlorhexidine Digluconate
  • Chlorophene
  • Chlorophenesin
  • Chloroxylenol
  • Choleth-10, -20, -24
  • CI (colors) 11680, 11710, 11725, 11920,CI 1006, 10020, 10316, 12085, 14700
  • Cinnamal
  • Climbazol
  • Cocamide DEA
  • Cocamidopropylamine Oxyde
  • Coceth-8/-10
  • Cocotrimonium Chloride
  • DEA PG propul PEG/PPG 18/21 dimethicone
  • Diazolidinyl urea
  • Dibromohexamidine Isethionate
  • Dibutyl Phtalate
  • Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol
  • Diethanolamine Bisulfate
  • Diethyl Phtalate
  • Dihydrogenated Tallowamidoethyl
  • Dimethylamine
  • Dipalmitoylethyldimonium Chloride
  • Disodium EDTA
  • Distearyldimonium Chloride
  • Ditallowdimonium Chloride
  • DMDM Hydantoin
  • Dodecane
  • EDTA (Ethylene-Diamio-Tetra-Acetate)
  • Ethoxydiglycol
  • Ethylparaben
  • Etidronic Acid
  • Formaldehyde
  • Glutaral
  • Glycereth (in all combinations)
  • Glyoxal
  • Hexadimethrine Chloride
  • Hexamidine Diisethionate
  • Hexetidine
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate
  • Hydroxylamine HCI
  • Hydroxypropyl BIS (N-Hydroxyethyl-Hydroxypropyldimonium Chloride)
  • Imidazolidynyl Urea
  • Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
  • Isobutylparaben
  • Isododecane
  • Isohexadecane (paraffine)
  • Isopropylparaben
  • Laneth-10, 5 (and other numbers)
  • Lauramide DEA
  • Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl
  • Laureth-2, -3, -4… (all other combinations)
  • Lauryl Methyl Gluceth-10
  • Laurylpyridinium Chloride
  • Linoleamide DEA
  • Magnesium Oleth Sulphate
  • MDM Hydantoin
  • Methyl Gluceth-10, -20
  • Methylchloroisothiazolinone
  • Methyldibromo Glutaronitrile
  • Methylisothiazolinone
  • Methylparaben
  • Myreth-4, -3 Myristate
  • Nonoxynol-2, -4, -10, -12 Iodine
  • Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid
  • Oak Moos
  • Oleth-4, -3 Phosphate
  • Paraben
  • PEG
  • PEI-7
  • Pentamethylene Phosphonate
  • Pentasodium (in all combinations)
  • Perfluoropolymethylisopropyl Ether
  • Phenol
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Phenoxyisopropanol
  • Phenyl dibenzimidazole tetrasulfonate
  • Phenyl Mercuric Acetate
  • Phenyl Mercuric Borate
  • Phenyl Methyl Pyrazolone
  • Phenylparaben
  • Phosphoric Acid
  • Poloxamer (in all combinations)
  • Polyglyceryl-2-PEG-4 Stearate
  • Polyquaternium (in all combinations)
  • Polysorbate (in all combinations)
  • Potassium Troclosene
  • PPG
  • P-Phenylendiamine HCI
  • P-Phenylenediamine
  • Propylparaben
  • PTFE
  • Quaternium (in all combinations)
  • Quinine
  • Resorcinol
  • Selenium Sulfide
  • Sodium Diethylenetriamine
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Sodium Methylparaben
  • Sodium Myreth Sulfate
  • Soy Amide DEA
  • Stearamide MEA, -Stearate
  • Steareth (in all combinations)
  • Steramidopropyl Dimethylamine
  • Strontium Sulfate
  • TEA-Carbomer
  • TEA-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate
  • TEA-EDTA
  • TEA-Lauryl Sulfate
  • TEA-Stearate
  • TEA-Tallate
  • Tetrahydroxypropylethylenediamine
  • Tetrasodium EDTA
  • Tetrasodium Etidronate
  • Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate
  • Toluene
  • Toluene-2,5-Diamine
  • Triceteareth-4 Phosphate
  • Trichloro Ethane
  • Triclosan
  • Trideceth-12 (and other numbers)
  • Tridecyl Trimelliate
  • Triethanolamine
  • Trilaureth-4 Phosphate
  • Trimethylsiloxysilicate
  • Trisodium EDTA
  • Xylene
  • Zinc Borate
  • Zinc Chloride
  • Zinc Sulfate

Parabens – Heavily used preservatives in the cosmetic industry; used in an estimated 13,200 cosmetic and skin care products. Studies implicate their connection with cancer because their hormone-disrupting qualities mimic estrogen and could disrupt your body’s endocrine system.
Mineral Oil, Paraffin, and Petrolatum – These petroleum products coat the skin like plastic – clogging pores and creating a build-up of toxins. They can slow cellular development, creating earlier signs of aging. They’re implicated as a suspected cause of cancer. Plus, they can disrupt hormonal activity. When you think about black oil pumped from deep underground, ask yourself why you’d want to put that kind of stuff on your skin…
Sodium Laurel or Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), also known as Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) – Found in over 90% of personal care products! They break down your skin’s moisture barrier, potentially leading to dry skin with premature aging. And because they easily penetrate your skin, they can allow other chemicals easy access. SLS combined with other chemicals may become a “nitrosamine” – a potent carcinogen.
Acrylamide – Found in many facial creams. Linked to mammary tumors.
Propylene Glycol – Common cosmetic moisturizer and carrier for fragrance oils. May cause dermatitis and skin irritation. May inhibit skin cell growth. Linked to kidney and liver problems.
Phenol carbolic acid – Found in many lotions and skin creams. Can cause circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma, and even death from respiratory failure.
Dioxane – Hidden in ingredients such as PEG, polysorbates, laureth, ethoxylated alcohols. Very common in personal care products. These chemicals are often contaminated with high concentrations of highly volatile 1,4-dioxane that’s easily absorbed through the skin. Its carcinogenicity was first reported in 1965, and later confirmed in studies including one from the National Cancer Institute in 1978. Nasal passages are considered extremely vulnerable, making it, in my opinion, a really bad idea to use these things on your face.
Toluene – May be very poisonous! Made from petroleum and coal tar… found in most synthetic fragrances. Chronic exposure linked to anemia, lowered blood cell count, liver or kidney damage…May affect a developing fetus.

Your skin is not only your largest organ – it’s also the thinnest. Only 1/10th of an inch separates you from all sorts of toxins. Your skin is highly permeable, allowing what you apply to your skin access to your bloodstream, and thus, to the rest of your body internally.