SECRET #4 ~ Parabens: The Most Common Ingredient in Skin Care

Parabens & Sulfates Revealed

Secret # 4
The Most Dangerous Preservatives

Parabens Raise The Risk
Of Breast Cancer

And The Most Dangerous Perserative You’ve Never Heard Of!

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that this class of chemical is the most widely used family of preservatives in cosmetics today.

Parabens are found in some 13,200 skin care ingredients! And if you think that the products you’re using are parabens-free because they’re labeled “organic,” think again. Parabens2

Yep! Parabens have raised their ugly faces even here. Read the labels on your shampoos, makeup, hair care products, moisturizers, and even your shaving products and you’ll see the ugly truth.

When you read the labels, though, be vigilant for such prefixes before this word, especially methyl, propyl, butyl and ethyl. They are all types of parabens.

Just how dangerous could this chemical preservative be? Parabens are linked to a greater risk of breast cancer in women. These substances soak into your skin, linger in your body, and apparently set into the breast tissue, according to the Women’s Community Cancer Project of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Once they’re in your system, parabens begin what’s called “estrogenic activity.” This means they mimic the hormone estrogen. And estrogen is believed to stimulate breast cancer activity.

In a nutshell, parabens actually fool your body into thinking there’s more estrogen present than there really is. In the process, it raises your risk of breast cancer.

And this is only one ingredient!

Sulfates: The Most Dangerous Substances You’ve Never Heard Of~

You’ve probably heard of them, but I’m sure you never thought that this family of chemicals could have a very real effect on your health.

As the research unfolds, sulfates could be related to such health conditions as premature baldness, the formation of cataracts, and contact dermatitis. Some research even shows that sulfates may be even responsible for the development of certain environmental cancers.

Now these chemical additives are hitting home — and hard!

Scientists seem to agree. The most dangerous of this family is called sodium lauryl sufate. It’s a detergent that is found in a whopping 90 percent all shampoos on the market today.

You may also see it listed as sodium docecyl or sodium laureth sulfate. Just one serious concern about this chemical is in its apparent association with the development of cancer.

In this case, the sulfate reacts with the ingredients in the cosmetic product, forming a potent carcinogen. Even if you’re just shampooing with a product that contains this ingredient, it can be absorbed into your body.

Ironically, the use of skin care treatments with sulfates often end up irritating the skin you’re trying to maintain and save. This occurs, according to researchers, because the sulfate can literally knock down your skin’s barrier.

Not only that, but it also has the ability to enhance allergic responses to other toxins you may have, as well as damaging and altering skin cells. The end result? A roughness that ends up in a severe modification of the skin.

The alternative: Buy natural brands?
That’s your first instinct. Normally, it’s a great reaction. But there’s only one problem: even brands labeled as “natural” may have this dangerous substance lurking inside. and who can really afford these types of products? So there’s no two ways about it. You have to become a vigilant label reader — or dare I suggest it? — Make Your Own Skin Care Treatments!

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