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Watch out for the new "organic" and "natural" craze on labels. Don't believe the hype. Cosmetic labels are not at all regulated. Companies will label a product natural or organic just because they use one (or more) natural or organic ingredient. It does not mean there aren't toxic chemical ingredients in the product as well. Companies are taking advantage of everyone waking up and wanting to buy "green". They expect us not to do our homework. It is unethical and extremely misleading. Read the fine print. Read their full list of ingredients. Some don't have a full list on the actual bottle or jar and you may have to look up all of their ingredients online.

These chemicals are used because they are cheap. They are used to fragrance and color. But they are mostly used to preserve. According to the US agency that regulates cosmetics—"the FDA's Office of Cosmetics and Colors—"a cosmetic manufacturer may use almost any raw material as a cosmetic ingredient and market the product without an approval from the FDA". These corporations' bottom line is making money. In my opinion, these harmful ingredients listed below have no business in any skin care item, let alone lotions and creams, which are designed to stay on the skin and to seep into our system... becoming a part of our physical make- up.

About preservatives- Products that are good for our skin cannot sit on a well lit, warm shelf for very long without spoiling. There is no way around it, even with natural preservatives. They are like food. Using our refrigerator and using the product while it is still fresh and the most beneficial is a much better alternative to adding the following toxins and chemicals to our body. It's important to be informed. Our health is our own individual responsibility.

 

 

I make a modest profit selling my lotion and I use the highest quality, natural and usually 100% organic ingredients and I usually pay retail for them. These big lotion companies are asking near that much for an extremely toxic product that took them less than a dollar to make. It's up to us to demand a better product from them by purchasing non toxic lotion from less known manufactures or making our own. We need to boycott these toxic lotions. It may be as serious as the health of the future of mankind! Other countries are really starting to crack down in the cosmetic world. If our government won't do it... vote another way... through your purchase power. If Money is the bottom line then hit them where it hurts. Start with lotion. It is an immediate threat to us. Work from there. I hope one day our choices in stores from food to make up will be mostly healthy instead of the other way around. Our lives should be precious.

SEE FOR YOURSELF! Compare their ingredients to ours. And your own :)

Here are the top 15 brands of lotion sold in a typical department store as well as their list of ingredients- in order- most expensive to least expensive:

Remember, there is no one regulating what these companies disclose as their list of ingredients, so some things could be left out with certain companies all together. For example, some just say "fragrance" and don't tell you what they are using to fragrance. We are fortunate to get this much information. On occasion some manufacturers may alter their ingredient lists. You can tell some are leaving things out. What bothers me is that what they list isn't at all that appealing. What on earth are they leaving out?

 

I have highlighted all of the toxic or potentially harmful ingredients from our list in red. I have highlighted the 'use at your own risk' ingredients from our list in yellow.Take into consideration the lack of healthy ingredients you see as well. Even if some of them use vegetable oils instead of synthetic emollients and even if there are a few that use herbal or fruit extracts, they will do more harm than good, causing free radical damage (premature aging) if they are not fresh. How long have they been on who's shelves? And notice how price makes no difference in the quality of ingredients.

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Cetaphil

Moisturizing

all skin types

Purified Water, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cetearyl Alcohol and Ceteareth-20, Macadamia Nut Oil, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Stearoxytrimethylsilane (and) Stearyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Farnesol, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hydroxid, Citric Acid.
Eucerin
Original
Water, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Ceresin, Lanolin Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone
Aveeno
Daily Moisture
Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Bis-phenylpropyl Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Arachidyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Panthenol, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Benzyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Polyacrylamide, DMDM Hydantoin, Arachidyl Glucoside, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Methylparaben, BHT, Laureth 7, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Silica, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, May Also Contain: Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid
Olay
Body Quench
Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Isohexadecane, Petrolatum, Isopropyl Isostearate, Dimethicone, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Polyethylene Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Sodium Acrylates, Behenyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Ethylparaben, Dimethiconol, Disodium EDTA, Stearic Acid, PEG-100 Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Sodium PCA, Betaine, Sorbitol, Glycine, Alanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Arginine, Lysine, Glutamic Acid, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, C12-13 Pareth-3, Laureth-7, Sodium Hydroxide.
Neutrogena
Daily Theraputic
Water, Glycerin, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Petrolatum, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Colloidal Oatmeal, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Benzyl Alcohol, Fragrance.
Dove

Go Fresh Cucumber & Green Tea

Water, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Glycol Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Petrolatum, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Tocopheryl (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Tea) Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinefera (Grape) Seed Extract, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Linoleic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cholesterol, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6 II, Ceramide 1, Sodium PCA, Phytosphingosine, Sodium Acrylate/ Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Coploymer, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamide AMP, Triethanolamine, Propylene Glycol, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Green 5 (Cl 61570), Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Yellow 5 (Cl 19140)
Lubriderm

Daily

Normal - Dry

Water, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Sorbitol Solution, Stearic Acid, Lanolin, Lanolin Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate/PEG-100 Stearate, Triethanolamine, Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Microcrystalline Wax, Tri (PPG-3 Myristyl Ether) Citrate, Dimethicone EDTA, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance, Xanthan Gum, Butylparaben, and Methyldibromo Glutaronitrile.
Nivea
Original Moisture Daily Vit E
Water, Mineral Oil, Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetearyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lanolin Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Simethicone, Fragrance, Carbomer, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone
Keri

Original

Dry Skin

Water, Mineral Oil, Glycerin, PEG 40 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, PEG 4 Dilaurate, Laureth 4, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Carbomer, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA
Curel
Continuous Original
Water, Glycerin, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Petrolatum, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Acacia Senegal Gum, Dimethicone, Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Gelatin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
Jergens

Original

Cherry- Almond

Water, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Cetyl Esters, Glyceryl Dilaurate, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Lanolin Oil, Dimethicone, Fragrance, Acrylates C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin
Johnsons

Soft- Lotion

24 Hour

Water, Glycerin, Mineral Oil, Carbomer, Ceteareth 6, Sodium Citrate, Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Citric Acid, Ethylparaben, Stearyl Alcohol, Propylparaben, Squalane, Glyceryl Oleate, Isobutylparaben, Isopropylparaben
Vaseline
Daily Skin Shield Protective Moisture
Active Ingredients: Octinoxate (7%), Oxybenzone (3%)
Inactive Ingredints: Water, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract (Acai), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Green Tea), Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Potassium Lactate, Lactic Acid, Collagen Amino Acids, Glycine Soja Sterol (Soybean), Lecithin, Petrolatum, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil or Glycine Soja Oil (Sunflower, Soybean), Sodium PCA, Sodium Stearoyl-2 Lactylate, Urea, Mineral Water, Glyceryl Stearate, Carbomer, Cetyl Alcohol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Fragrance, Potassium Hydroxide, DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Titanium Dioxide
St Ives
Collagen & Elastin
Water, Glycerin, Mineral Oil, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Glycol Stearate, Petrolatum, Dimethicone, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Cetyl Acetate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Cetyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Primula Veris Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Ethylparaben, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Propylparaben, Carbomer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Soluble Collagen, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Oil, Panthenol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Fragrance, Red 33 (CI 17200), Red 4 (CI 14700), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Yellow 5 (CI 19140)
Suave
Sensitive Skin- Fragrance Free
Water, Petrolatum, Glycerin, Steric Acid, Glycol Stearate, Dimethecone, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Carbomer, Stearmide AMP, Ethylene Brassylate,Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

 

I am not a doctor, scientist or dermatologist. I am just a mother, with a half- way decent education, who has been making and researching lotion ingredients for more than 10 years. I started because I have very sensitive skin and so do two of my daughters, one with severe eczema when left unchecked. My lotion cured her eczema. (Maybe just not using their lotion cured her eczema) I am not here to judge or point fingers. I am only reporting facts that I learn by studying up on the latest research and development on this subject of which I care very deeply about.

I did find out this in my research: We are exposed to these toxins in the air, in other skin care products, in food and sometimes even in our water. It's not just lotion. It's just that lotion is very invasive and we are directly applying it to our bodies on purpose. It does usually takes several years of exposure for internal damage to occur. Because of this, it is hard to hold any one company liable for anything.

We can push harder for lotion to be better regulated by the FDA or for warning labels to be added to lotions and creams simply because they are specifically made to sit on our skin all day or even soak into our skin and eventually our bodies through our skin. Many lotion companies recommend applying lotion daily or several times throughout the day.

We can, right now, cut down on our toxic intake and make or purchase non-toxic lotion. We can, right now, cut down on our toxic intake of as many other skin care products, cleaning products and food that we can afford and stand. Moderation is key. Change is not easy. One day, one product at a time. Start with the most damaging, like lotion.

Switching to natural or non-toxic lotion will benefit each of us greatly, and not just physically. If enough of us do it, because of how supply and demand works, these same- major lotion companies will be forced to come up with natural or non-toxic, even refrigerated, recipes. And because they can produce at such a large scale compared to the smaller companies... their prices will be much lower. More and more large lotion manufacturers will get on the band wagon and this will lower the prices even more because of competition, this can really happen. We just have to demand it. Hopefully the smaller companies, like myself, have other talents and won't mind being pushed out of the lotion business by the bigger, already established lotion makers. I know I won't mind. I can't wait! I have lots of other stuff to do :). And!!! I can't wait to buy healthy lotion, conveniently, at a low price. I'm an optimist. But it will only work if an outrageous amount of people switch to non-toxic lotion.

 

This information is a report based on years of research. I encourage your own investigation into this matter. It's important for us all to stay up to date.

Note: It is usually impossible to find out exactly where some of these compounds and fatty acids are derived from. Some come from plants, some from animals and many of them are synthesized from petroleum by-product.

What are all of these other ingredients?

the ones I don't recognize that are not listed as common & natural or as harmful?

Acacia Senegal Gum Gum from the Acacia Senegal tree. Used to treat inflamed skin. Has some astringent properties.
Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer Film forming agent. Thickener and stabilizer. Has water binding properties. It leaves a film over the skin long after use. Acrylates are the salts and esters of acrylic acid. On it's "Material Data Safety Sheet", there is a warning that when there is prolonged exposure to the skin, this agent can bring out or exasperate pre-existing skin conditions.
Alcohol Denat. Denatured alcohol is alcohol with a toxic additive such as acetone or methanol. This means it is not meant for consumption. It makes the alcohol taste bad. It is generally regarded as safe for use in cosmetics.
Arachidyl Alcohol A straight chain fatty alcohol. An emollient. Waxy substance.
Arachidyl Glucoside Glucolipid emulsifier. From vegetable oils. It is also a stabilizer and it helps skin retain moisture.
Behenyl Alcohol/ Docosanol A saturated fatty alcohol. Topical anti viral. Long-chain aliphatic alcohol. Thickener. Leaves skin smooth and helps it to retain moisture.
Benzyl Alcohol An organic compound. It is colorless and has a mild aroma. Can be used as a natural constituent for essential oils. It can be used as a solvent. It has low toxicity, polarity, and low vapor pressure. It has bacteriostatic and antipruritic properties.
Betaine A lathering agent. 1% of the U.S. population develops an allergy to this ingredient. If you start noticing redness and flaking of the skin, stop using products that contain this ingredient.
C12-13 Pareth-3 This is a polyethylene glycol ether comprised of a mixture = synthetic C12-13 fatty alcohols with an average of 3 moles of ethylene oxide. This can be a skin irritant.
C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate A benzoic acid ester. An emollient.
Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides Fatty acid derived from glycerin or coconut oil. Depending on derivative, can cause dermatitis or allergic reaction.
Carbomer White powder, slightly acidic. Stable emulsifier. Thickener.
Ceramide 1-9 A family of lipid molecules. Along with cholesterol and free fatty acids, ceramides help the top layer of our skin keep in moisture and keep out toxins.
Cetearyl Alcohol A mixture of cetyl and stearyl fatty acids from vegetable sources. It can be made artificially. It is mainly used as an emulsifying wax. It is also a stabilizer, thickener, moisturizer and carrying agent.
Cetearyl Glucoside A compound of glucose and cetearyl alcohol. Glucose occurs naturally in sugars. Emulsifier. Helps skin retain moisture.
Cetyl Alcohol Solid organic compound. A fatty alcohol that is white and solid or flaky. Comes from either whale oil, petroleum or vegetable oil.
Cetyl Esters A mixture consisting primarily of the esters of saturated fatty alcohols and saturated fatty acids. A waxy substance added to lotions and creams at the oil phase for a glossy and smooth texture. Can take up to a few days to set.
Ethylene Brassylate A chemical used to give a lotion or cream a silky after feel. Not assessed for safety in cosmetics by industry panel. Concentration limits. Can be irritating to skin and eyes.
FD&C or D&C Colors Synthetic color pigments are made from coal tar. They contain heavy metal salts that leave toxic byproducts on the skin.
Glyceryl Dilaurate The diester of glycerin and lauric acid. Determined safe for use in cosmetics up to a specified concentration limit.
Glyceryl Stearate/ Glyceryl Monostearate Emulsifier. Skin softener. Solid vegetable oil and vegetable glycerin- mixed with stearic acid.
Glycol Stearate Derived from stearic acid. Used to give a pearly look to products. Can cause allergic reaction.
Isohexadecane A branched chain aliphatic hydrocarbon. Contains 16 carbons. Derived from fatty acids of animal, vegetable or petroleum sources. Non-greasy. Can cause contact dermatitis.
Isopropyl Isostearate An ester of isopropyl alcohol and stearic acid. Emollient, skin softener, moisturizing and it spreads easily. Found in animal and vegetable fat.
Isopropyl Myristate The ester of isopropyl alcohol and myristic acid. Helps with skin absorption. Can aggravate acne.
Isopropyl Palmitate The ester of isopropyl alcohol and palmitic acid. Can irritate sensitive skin.
Lactic Acid/ Potassium Lactate Potassium Lactate is the potassium salt of lactic acid. Both are regarded as safe for cosmetic use but have strict limitations. There are concentration limits, qualification limits and PH limits.They are also not supposed to be in sunscreen or anything else that promotes more than usual sun exposure. Both can sting the skin and irritate eyes.
Linoleic Acid An unsaturated Omega-6 fatty acid. Not assessed for safety in cosmetics by industry panel. Can irritate sensitive skin. Anti-inflammatory, acne reduction and moisture retention properties.
Mica Mineral. There are several grades, qualities and origins of mica. It is used to add pigment to products. It is also used is self tanning lotions. Can be extremely irritating to the eyes.
Microcrystalline Wax A type of petroleum wax that is finer in texture than paraffin.
Octinoxate/ Octyl Methoxycinnamate Chemical ester formed from the combination of methoxycinnamic acid and 2-ethylhexanol. It is used in sunscreens and lip balm. It blocks UV-B rays from the sun. Possible estrogenic and other adverse effects, especially in children and pregnant women. More research is needed.
Panthenol The alcohol analog of vitamin B5= pro vitamin of B5. Soluble in almost everything. Emollient, humectant and moisturizer.
Phytosphingosine A skin-identical, sphingosine derivative- isolated from various plants. It improves the appearance of red, inflamed and blemished skin by soothing and balancing the skin.
Potassium Hydroxide Also called lye, KOH or potash. Used as a bleach. Used in soaps and dyes.
Retinyl Palmitate/ Vitamin A Palmitate Vitamin Supplement. It's the ester from combining retinol or Vitamin A with palmitic acid.
Silica An oxide of silicon. Derived from sand. Thickener, emollient, moisturizer, water repellent, easily absorbed, toning and softening.
Simethicone Used for defoamer/ antifoam emulsion for Food Grade and Pharmaceutical Applications. FDA approved. Emulsion from 10% to 35% Active.
Sodium Acrylates The sodium salt of Acrylates/ VinylIsodecanoate Crosspolymer. Thickener, stabilizer.
Sodium Chloride This is our common rock salt and the main ingredient in table salt. Too much can be drying to the skin.
Sodium Citrate/ Trisodium Citrate The sodium salt of citric acid. Antioxidant. PH regulator. Has a slight sour taste to it. Helps preserve without being toxic. High concentrations can irritate sensitive skin.
Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate The sodium salt of a mixture of cetyl and stearyl sulfate. It helps water mix with oil. Can be derived from plants or animals.
Sodium PCA The sodium salt of pyroglutamic acid. Moisturizing emollient. Derived from vegetables, fruits, plants and certain gasses. A natural component in all living cells including those in human skin. It is believed to be in part responsible for our skin's moisture-binding capacity.
Sodium Stearoyl-2 Lactylate Emulsifier, stabilizer. Insoluble in water; soluble in ethanol. "A mixture of sodium salts of stearoyl lactylic acids and minor proportions of other salts of related acids, formed by the esterification of commercial stearic acid with lactic acid and neutralized to the sodium salts; may contain unneutralized palmitoyl and stearoyl lactylic acid, free fatty acids, free lactic acid and salts of fatty acid esters of lactic acid and polymerized lactic acid." Source: FAO.org
Sodium Sulfate The sodium salt of sulfuric acid. This salt has been deemed safe for cosmetics that are meant to be washed off. There is a limit to how much can be in a leave on product, like lotion.
Sorbitol A highly stable, water soluble, polyhydric alcohol. Humectant and plasticizer. It is immune to bacterial degradation and makes products less likely to develop mould.
Squalane Acquired from the livers of deep sea sharks. Natural skin oil.
Stearamide AMP It is a common, organic compound and an emulsifier.
Stearyl Alcohol A fatty alcohol prepared from stearic acid. White, solid granules or flakes. Emollient and thickener.
Tin Oxide Tin/ Oxygen compound. Whitener.
Titanium Dioxide Adds a very bright, white pigment. Stable. It is resistance to discoloration under UV light, it has a high refractive index and it has shown to be capable of absorbing UV light.
Tocopheryl Acetate The ester of acetic acid and vitamin E. It provides a less acidic product than straight vitamin E. It is said that it helps protect skin against UV rays. Vitamin E is very beneficial to the skin.
Tri (PPG-3 Myristyl Ether) Citrate Emulsifier. The polypropylene glycol ether of myristyl alcohol. Gives product a good after feel.
   
SOURCES WIKIPEDIA.COM, MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS, COSMETICSDATABASE.COM, COSMETICSINFO.ORG, PESTICIDEINFO.ORG.

 

Amino Acids are widely used in lotions and creams. They add texture. Amino acids in lotions are also used to open and penetrate the skin. They can be gateways to other healthy or harmful ingredients. They are naturally occurring. Sources of amino acids include meat and poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy products. Some protein-rich plant foods, like soy, also supply amino acid. Amino Acids are the building blocks of protein. People with kidney or liver disease should not subject themselves to high quantities of amino acids.

"8 are called essential amino acids because the human body cannot synthesize them from other compounds at the level needed for normal growth, so they must be obtained from food." Source: wikipedia.

There are 12 non-essential - the ones we can make ourselves. 20 all together.

Essential
Non Essential
   
Isoleucine Alanine
Leucine Arginine
Lysine Asparagine
Methionine Aspartate
Phenylalanine Cysteine
Threonine Glutamate
Tryptophan Glutamine
Valine Glycine
  Proline
Serine
Tyrosine
Histidine

 

This information is a report based on years of research. I encourage your own investigation into this matter. It's important for us all to stay up to date.

A Note from your Web Mistress:

Just because something is naturally found or organic, does not mean it is safe to put on your skin. We saw that in my harmful ingredients list with the borax and there are several other examples. Second, even when an ingredient is safe for the general public, certain people can have allergies or sensitivities to it. And finally, as we can see in certain areas of the chart above, when you add healing and natural ingredients to an already toxic product, you are really just wasting good ingredients. The toxins outweigh the benefits significantly. It would be better to just coat your skin in a bland emulsion with no extra benefits.

The best things in life don't always come easy. I can't stress this enough... I would rather deal with sour milk than cancer, sterility, birth defects, liver problems, kidney problems or any of the other issues listed above from some of the other preservatives. It was my daughter's skin condition that got me started making my own skin care products over a decade ago.

We, as good- hard working Americans under the corporate consumer system that we live, need to start taking responsibility for our bodies and health. No one else is looking out for our well being. We need to keep ourselves informed, Listen to reputable, objective and accredited sources, and Look to other countries without as many health issues as examples. we need to make changes when and where we can. most of these harmful ingredients take time and consistency to do damage. The government has warnings on all of this stuff. They just don't do anything about it but warn us quietly. corporations rule and corporations only care about money. Living in corporate America has great advantages and sometimes great disadvantages. My point is: we can't have it all and there is absolutely nothing we can do to change it anyway... No need to cry about it... or even be appalled. The responsibility is our own.

Healthy, natural or organic foods and base products in skin care do cost more. But you will need less. And when you eat whole foods and apply whole skin care instead of junk and fillers, you will see that, in the long run, you spend the same amount of money. Healthy living is more work. Kung Fu means... hard work. Kung Fu is good for you. Hard work helps you live long and prosper. Choose health. Laziness is an easy habit to break. Just think of lotion as a perishable food. I don't know why everyone wants to try and make it last so long. No one is trying to come up with a super formula to make milk or orange juice or even ranch dressing last 6 months out of the refrigerator. And why would they want to? And what would be so hard about a refrigerated skin care section in Walmart? Nevermind. Actually, each and every day you can boycott Walmart... do it. They are doing America a great disservice right now but that is another story. But a refrigerated beauty section at any other department store would be great. Just an idea. Hoping that someday healthier skin care products become more mainstream... and less expensive.

 

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