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Monday, October 14, 2013


Are you a beauty product freak that easily goes for any product, once you hear it is ‘good’ and it works? Just how much time do you take out to read the ingredients on a product case before you make the purchase? Wake-up! Your body absorbs almost 60% of the ingredients of any of the skin care products you use!
As we mark Breast Cancer awareness month in October, presents to you the 3 main culprits in your beauty products that expose you to the risk of breast cancer.

Parabens are preservatives that increase a products shelf life. Almost every skin care product seems to have this. Parabens can cause breast cancer since they can mimic the hormone estrogen and get easily absorbed into our blood stream.  According to a study conducted by the Journal of Applied Toxicology, low dose levels of parabens were found in all the 40 samples of breast tissue that were taken from recent mastectomies.  The most common types of parabens are Methylparaben and propylparaben and are found in lotions, deodorants, creams, and ointments.

Yes, your skincare product can contain aluminum. Aluminum is found mostly in deodorants and antiperspirants. This metal also mimics estrogen and gets easily absorbed by the skin. Aluminum is also a neurotoxin and since it is used so close to the breast, it greatly increases the risk of breast cancer.

Ceteareth-20 is a very common ingredient used in skin care products. You will find it mainly in emollients, moisturizers, cleansers, conditioners, exfoliants and acne creams amongst others. This chemical ingredient is contaminated with I,4-dioxane and Ethylene Oxide. Ethylene Oxide allows the skin emollient to spread uniformly and easily on the skins surface and also helps in binding all the other product ingredients together. Both these chemicals are carcinogenic. especially Ethylene Oxide, which is a known breast carcinogen.
So next time you hit the cosmetic store and reach for well packaged and enticing looking beauty products, take a few seconds out to read what they are made of.
Wishing you a happy breast cancer awareness month.


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