Bathroom Card

Toxic and hazardous materials are present in almost all personal care products. Some of which are listed here.

Buy products from companies committed to manufacturing safe and effective formulas to avoid these ingredients.

Check for toxic ingredients by looking for the following decoders.

Hair care- Shampoo and conditioners

SLS, SLES, Quaternium, coal tar, DEA, TEA, alcohol, propylene glycol, formaldehyde, tallow, isopropanol.

Hair sprays and styling aids

DEA, BHA, TEA, alcohols, methylene chloride, toluene, fluorocarbons. The content of aerosol sprays can penetrate in the lungs and bloodstream.

Toothpaste

Fluoride, SLS saccharin, propylene glycol, artificial colors and flavors.

Shaving cream

SLS, propylene glycol, DEA, TEA, MEA, PEG

Mouthwash

Alcohol (more than 25% content is linked to mouth, tongue and throat cancer.) SLS, artificial colors and flavors. The lining of the mouth is the quickest way to the bloodstream.

Antiperspirants

Aluminum- linked to Alzheimer’s disease and cancer, propylene glycol, alcohol, triclosan

Baby products- wipes and lotions

Alcohol, BHA, propylene glycol, talc, SLS, SLES

Bubble Bath and baby washes

SLS, SLES, DEA, TEA, MEA, quaternium, PEG, alcohol and fragrances.

Soap

Tallow, some caustic soda( may lead to dermatitis and eczema), lye 

Sunscreen

PABA, Benzophenones, dibenezolmethane (may cause cancer)

Nail Treatments

Acetone, acetonitrile (forms cyanide with water) toluene, formaldehyde, isopropanol

Skincare- cosmetics and makeup

DEA, TEA, propylene glycol, 2-bromo2-nitropropane1,3diol (BNPD), BHA, coal tar, glycerin, formaldehyde, alpha hydroxyl acids, lanolin, mineral oil, SLS, SLES, petrolatum, PEG, bentonite, kaolin.

Talc is frequently used in make-up. It blocks the skin pores and causes ovarian cancer. It is dangerous if inhaled by children.

Decoder Key

Linked to cancer

Contaminated with carcinogens and readily form carcinogenic nitroamines

May cause irritation and allergies in skin and eye

Chemical toxins accumulating in organs

Causes respiratory problems

Damage the central nervous system, affects the embryo, induces genetic mutation

 

Check to see the dangerous ingredients in your bathroom

Code

Chemical Ingredient

Acetone

Alcohol

Alpha Hydroxy Acids

Aluminium

Benzophenones

BHA- Butylated Hydroxyansole

BHT- Butylated Hydroytoluene

Collagen

 

Coal tar dyes

DEA- Dibenzoylamine

Dibenzoylmethane

Ethylene oxide

Fluoride

Formaldehyde

Hydroxyanisole

Lanolin

MEA- Monoethanolamine

Methylene Chloride

Mineral Oil

PABA- Para Amino Benzoic Acid

PEG

Phenol

Phenylinediamine

Propylene glycol

Quaternium Pthalates

Saccharin

SLS/SLES

Talc

Toluene

TEA- Triethanolamine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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