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DO YOU REALLY KNOW WHAT YOU ARE USING ON YOUR SKIN? Unfortunately, there is alot of misleading information regarding the amounts and types of chemicals which are used in our everyday skincare. As consumers, we tend to believe that our governments will protect us against the harmful use of petrochemicals, sulphates and synthetic preservatives, but it is disturbing to find out that the legislation on these types of products is relatively incomplete. Companies are generally not required to test chemical products or supply information on known harmful effects and are not subjected to evaluation processes. In fact, some commonly used products have been banned in other Western countries or are required to carry warning labels because of their toxic effects. Currently, there is a lack of standards for the labelling of ingredients in Australia. Words such as "natural", "hypoallergenic", "organic" and "fragrance free" can also be misleading. A product can be labelled as "natural" as long as 1% of the ingredients are natural. To make this even more confusing, the ingredients may list the natural form of the product, but in reality, manufacturers have used a synthetically derived formulation, which can be dangerous to our health. For example, if a label on a cream list "coconut oil" , the manufacturer may have used the synthetic alternative known as " sodium laurel sulphate" which is definately not natural. Listed below are two of the most commonly used toxic ingredients........... SODIUM LAUREL SULPHATE........ Commonly found in facial cleansers, creams, lotions, engine degreasers etc. When S.L.S. is absorbed by the skin, it residually accumulates in the liver, lung, heart and brain, it can cause tissue damage and reduce the immune system. It can cause severe irritations to the skin, hair loss and eczema and studies have shown that it can retard the development of eyes in children. When combined with nitrates, which are commonly found in skin products, it can become carcinogenic.......PROPYLENE GLYCOL.......... Commonly found in eye and face creams and used as a petrochemical solvent in products such as antifreeze, brake and hydraulic fluids and pet food. It is used to retain moisture and is readily absorbed through the skin and scalp. It affects the liver and kidneys where it is thought to cause abnormalities and degradation of the immune system. Low levels of concentration can cause dermatitis and rashes through cell membrane damage. OTHER COMMON TOXIC INGREDIENTS TO LOOK OUT FOR ARE: Formaldehyde, D.E.A., T.E.A., 2-bromo2-nitropropanel, 3 diol ( bronopol or B.N.P.D. ), B.H.A., coal tar, alpha hydroxy acids, lanolin, mineral oil, petrolatum and P.E.G. Despite knowledge of their harmful effects, it would appear that most companies continue to use these products, simply because they are cheap and effective alternatives to the natural and safer options available. There are many conditions and general health problems, which affect large numbers of the population and may be the result of accumulation or combinations of toxic chemicals. These include asthma, eczema, acne, premature ageing, mood changes, depression, hair loss, psoriasis, skin pigmentation and unexplained allergies etc. Some safer products may therefore appear to be more expensive. This is because they are more concentrated and pure in the ingredients and have discarded the dangerous toxic chemicals, which are used as fillers, bulking agents, preservatives etc. For this reason the natural alternatives will have different textures and compositions. They are usually specifically designed to effectively treat the skin with the appropriate combinations and measurements of ingredients in mind. Nevertheless, more expensive does not necessarily mean that it is safe from these toxic ingredients, so the labels should always be scrutinised. Some of these chemicals are unavoidable in our everyday lives, however, you can make informed choices regarding what you apply to you skin...... NELLIES STUFF ORGANIC 100% CHEMICAL FREE SKINCARE MADE FROM ETHICALLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS. ....................................................................................................................... REFRENCES 1. Toxic Timebomb, Beinformed Productions,QLD......................................................2. T. Brown, P. Dingle, 1999 ed, Cosmetic and Personal Care Dangerous Beauty................................3. A Hampton, 1995, What's in your cosmetics?, Organica Press, Florida, U.S.A.................................4. L Brown, 2001, Organic Living: Simple Solution For Better Life, Dorling Kindersley, Vic..................................................................................................................... ***********WOMEN WEAR 500 CHEMICALS DAILY************* November 20, 2009 - The average British woman "hosts" 515 chemicals on her body every day, according to a new study. The poll of 2016 women by deodorant-maker Bionsen said most of the pollutants are self-inflicted by women who sprayed on deodorant, slapped on body moisturizer and applied lipstick each morning. Today's average British woman uses body and facial moisturizers, perfumes, deodorants and various other make-up products which leave them unknowingly carrying hundreds of chemicals on their bodies throughout the day, Bionsen said. Moisturizer can contain over 30 different chemicals and perfume up to 400, it added. More than a third of the women who took part in the study were unaware of the key ingredients in their toiletries, with only nine percent aware of most of the ingredients in the cosmetics they put on each day. More than 70 per cent of the women polled said they were not concerned about the number of chemicals they put on their skin and only one in 10 opted for chemical-free toiletries when shopping. "Women have never been more image-conscious and their beauty regimes have changed dramatically over the years, from a simple 'wash & go' attitude, to daily fake tan applications, regular manicures, false lashes and hair extensions," Bionsen's Charlotte Smith said in a statement. "Lots of the high-tech, new generation cosmetics and beauty 'wonder' treatments naturally contain more chemicals to be able to achieve even better results, which, of course, means that women now carry more chemicals than ever before." Eight out of the 12 areas on the body highlighted by Bionsen as places where women used cosmetic products containing chemicals were on the face or head and included moisturizers, foundation, blush, eye make-up, hair spray and perfume head or face. Reuters