~ Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES)
Penetrates eyes, brain, liver and remains there for a long time. Degenerates cell membranes and can change the genetic information (mutagenic) in cells and damage the immune system.
~ Propylene Glycol
Allows other chemicals to penetrate deeper into the skin, increasing chemicals that reach the bloodstream. Shown to be mutagenic and can damage cell DNA (genetic code), toxic.
~ Mineral / Petroleum Oil
Coats the skin like plastic, clogging up pores, interferes with skin’s ability to eliminate toxins, promoting acne, eczema and resulting in premature aging.
Displayed estrogenic activity in tests and can have endocrine-disrupting action. Link to breast cancer and reproductive effects in males.
Endocrine-disrupting chemical, some of them are also xenoestrogens [mimic estrogen], but many work in a different way as “anti-androgens” that interfere with male hormones. Exposure to phthalates during pregnancy is linked to development defects in male children.
Ethylene oxide and or dixane, both potent toxins, a manufacturing by-product, also used as chelating [bonding] agent, carcinogenic.
Highly toxic, over 40% of cosmetics contain it, have been found to be contaminated with nitrosamines, which are potent carcinogens, harmful if swallowed, irritant corrosive and serious damage to eyes, avoid skin and eye contact, avoid breathing vapors if generated.
NOTE: Endocrine-disrupting = interferes with synthesis, secretion, transport, binding action or elimination of natural hormones.