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Personal Care Ingredients to Avoid

Filed Under: Personal Care at 11:35 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Personal care products are always on your shopping list. Shampoos, conditioners, soaps, skin care products, body lotions and creams are considered necessities and, for most people, part of the daily needs.

However, you should be careful when shopping personal care products as several ingredients should be avoided to protect your health. Checking labels is the best way to stay away from these chemicals and you can always find similar products with only natural ingredients.

Don’t take a chance with your health. Pretty simple, here is a list of top 10 personal care ingredients to avoid: parabens, phthalates, 1,4-dioxane, bismuth oxychloride, dimethicone, propylene glycol, synthetic surfactants, formaldehyde, nanothechnology and hydroquinone.

All of these ingredients have been linked to health issues. For example, both parabens and 1,4-dioxane have been linked to cancer, skin irritation, allergic reactions and reproductive problems. Bismuth oxychloride also causes skin irritation and can be harmful when ingested. Studies have shown that dimethicone is a skin irritant and has been associated with weight loss. Hydroquinone, normally found in anti-aging products, can be an immune system and respiratory toxicant. Nanotechnology, a science used to increase product performance in sunscreens, may cause DNA damage. You don’t need to risk your health when buying personal care products.

Natural personal care products are non-toxic, biodegradable and cruelty-free and can provide same results without dangerous chemicals. Play safe and switch to natural brands.

Lucky Vitamin offers an entire selection of natural beauty products made from ingredients such as avocado, grapeseed, jojoba, safflower, sunflower and wheat germ, so you can have maximum skin care protection without taking any risks.

 2 Comments, latest by Lisa Melanie

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2 Responses to “Personal Care Ingredients to Avoid”

  1. Nicole Lanning says:

    Thank you for this posting! This will help many others who read this and will benefit as well! Great post!

    Many Blessings
    Nicole Lanning

  2. Lisa Melanie says:

    Besides these, we must also beware of undisclosed ingredients found in fragrances. These are quite toxic, but the industry fights any moves by legislators to attempt to get the manufacturers to list their ingredients.

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