1. MINERAL OIL & PETROLEUM
Manufactured from crude oil. A mixture of liquid hydrocarbon separated from petroleum. Petrolatum jelly, paraffin, and propylene glycol are common cosmetic forms of mineral oil. Petroleum jelly, a mineral oil derivative may interfere with the body's own moisturizing mechanism, leading to dryness. Evidence of toxicity, linked to skin and blood tumor formations. Found in many suntan oils and baby products. Not an eco-friendly ingredient.
2. PROPYLENE GLYCOL
A cosmetic form of mineral oil. Alters skin structure, allowing other chemicals to penetrate deeper into the skin and reach the bloodstream. Found in industrial anti-freeze, automatic brake and hydraulic fluid.Warnings that contact with the skin can cause kidney and liver damage. Known to cause allergic reactions, hives and eczema.
3. METHYL, PROPYL, BUTYL AND ETHYL PARABEN
Used to extend shelf life of products. Widely used even though they are known to be TOXIC. Studies have shown that they can be absorbed by the body through the skin. Significant concentrations found in breast tumors. May increase risk for impaired fertility and may alter development of a fetus. Some research is now linking these chemicals with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other immune suppressing disorders.
4. F, D & C COLORS
Foods, Drugs and Cosmetics colors most of which contain synthetic coal tar substances and other toxic chemicals. Used to color body products. Not a necessary ingredient to make a product effective. We use fresh oils that naturally have their own color.
5. DIAZOLIDINYL AND IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA
Widely used preservatives that the Amercian Academy of Dermatology has found them to be a primary cause of contact dermatitis. May contain harmful impurities that may lead to itching, burning, scaling, hives, and blistering of skin