Did you know most conventional moisturizers contain ingredients that have been found to be toxic and highly damaging? A study has found that topical applications of moisturizers such as Dermabase, Dermovan, Eucerin Original Moisturizing Cream, or Vanicream could increase skin cancer risk. Irradiated mice who were treated with these moisturizers for 17 weeks showed a rapid increase in their rate of tumor formation. (study)
Dermabase increased the total number of tumors by 69%.
Vanicream increased the total number of tumors by 58%.
Dermovan increased the total number of tumors by 95%.
Eucerin increased the total number of tumors by 24%.
The FDA Does Not Require Testing Of Cosmetic Products
Unfortunately, cosmetic products and ingredients, and their labeling do not require FDA approval. Cosmetic companies don’t even have to share safety information in regards to their products with the FDA. In fact, 595 cosmetic producers reported 80 chemicals that were used in 73,000 products had established links to cancer, birth defects and reproductive dangers.
For example, let’s take a look at Eucerin ingredients: Water, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Ceresin, Lanolin Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Piroctone Olamine.
Most likely, petrolatum used in many products is contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), cancer-causing chemicals found in crude oil and its by-products. Studies find that exposure to petrolatum over extended periods of time is linked to cancer. Based on this, the European Union classifies petrolatum a carcinogen.
Mineral oil comes from crude oil which is a dangerous substance and industrial workers exposed to its pure form are advised to immediately and thoroughly wash any areas of the skin which have come into contact with it. In fact, the World Health Organization classifies untreated or lightly treated industrial-grade mineral oil as known carcinogens. There are several studies linking inhalation of industrial-grade mineral oil to various cancers.
A 2008 study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology has confirmed the link between the use of mineral oil containing moisturizing creams to increased tumor development in mice.
Phenoxyethanol is used as a preservative in beauty products and as a stabilizer in perfumes and soaps. Exposure to phenoxyethanol has been linked to eczema and severe allergic reactions.
Choose wisely. These ingredients can also cause hormone disruption and can be associated with organ damage or fertility problems. This is the moisturizer I use – here
Detox your body from these harmful chemicals
If you are looking to do a heavy metal toxin cleanse you should seriously consider using spirulina. The biology of spirulina allows it to naturally absorb toxic and unwanted heavy metals from your body. It is a very effective way to detox your body. The chlorophyll in spirulina cleanses the blood and allows the body to use oxygen more effectively. It neutralizes and excretes toxins.