Top 6 Chemical No-nos!!! ~ My Dailies

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Top 6 Chemical No-nos!!!


If there's one thing I can't live without... it is LOTION!

I just have to put lotion on my feet and hands before sleeping; before putting on my socks; and on my hands whenever I feel like it, which is almost every time!

Just last week, my doctor gave me steroids for the itchiness and red marks I was having and soon found out it was the newly bought Dial Nourishing Body Wash, Yogurt & Vanilla Honey!  that was making my whole body itch! Related post here.

I was still having second thoughts with the other product I was using, but decided to drop it for the mean time until last night!

While happily reading Galileo's Daughter, I went up and took some of  Suave Vitamin-E Moisturizer applied it on my two feet and guess what happened??? You guessed right! My two feet became all red and itchy, itchy, itchy!!!!

Of course, to the rescue once more was my ever reliant aloe vera.

What did I do next? You guessed right again! I compared the ingredients of Dial Nourishing Body Wash, Yogurt & Vanilla Honey!  and Suave Vitamin-E Moisturizer. The common ingredient/s would be the IT right? 

What was it? Tetrasodium EDTA and DMDM Hydantoin.

Tetrasodium EDTA, just like Disodium EDTA are water softeners and preservatives. A preservative that was made from the known carcinogen, formaldehyde and sodium cyanide. OK!, so what is formaldehyde again?? It is known as the human CARCINOGEN (cancer-causing agent!). 

It is a 'penetration enhancer’,meaning, it ‘alters the skin structure’ to ‘allow other chemicals to penetrate deeper into the skin’; into our bloodstream!!! A persistent environmental pollutant. TOXIC and HARMFUL!

Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep BREATH!!!

NEXT! - DMDM Hydantoin is an antimicrobial formaldehyde releaser preservative with the trade name Glydant.  The word formaldehyde again!!!

According to my research!!!! It is a strong skin, eye, and lung irritant. It has also been known to trigger an immune response that can include burning, itching, blistering, or scaling of skin. A cause of immunotoxicity and skin and sense toxicity!!! This chemical is actually banned in Japan!!!

PLEASEEEEEEE READ THE LABELS!!!!

I took out all the products containing those two ingredients; including those with PARABENS; anything with UREA; Propelyne Glycol and the ever famous --- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)!!! and RETURNED THEM all to WALMART! (where I bought it!) Great thing about Walmart, is that they would give refunds and satisfaction is really guaranteed!!! 

SAD, SAD, SAD to say though, BUT many of the products OUT in the market (from all the leading companies and corporations), even BABY!!! products have almost all of these ingredients!!!! 

From the back of my mind, I've read about these stuffs yearsss ago, but have really just let it go! My thinking was, well, we will all die anyway. Those products are cheap, those are what I can afford, so be it!!!

The point now, (after experiencing all these itchiness is) are we going to WAIT for MORE BAD THINGS to happen to our BODIES before we FINALLY WAKE UP and MAKE BETTER DECISIONS for ourselves, our families and our loved ones???

TRULY, in the long run, it is better to go NATURAL, or at least TRY TO, than in the END, spend so much more to doctors, clinics, hospitals, shots and medicines!!!

PLEASEEEEEEE READ THE LABELS!!!!

Let us be informed and make better choices with the products that we are allowing to touch our SKINS!

Well, (it is just like me I know), but, I've called DIAL and SUAVE customer service and I've informed them of what I've experienced with the ingredients of their products. They were very apologizing and GUESS WHAT??? They will be sending me COUPONS to get me MORE FREE OF THEIR PRODUCTS! Nice gesture, huh?

No thanks!

I won't rest my case and I will keep you informed of what good I could find.

NAMASTE.

P.S. As per my lotion tonight, I've found Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion- the only lotion I was able to find at WALMART with none of the toxic chemicals mentioned. I'd have to research on its contents still but for the meantime, my feet are happy with it. :)


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To date, the owner is still researching and experimenting on what works best for her (as regards acne and itchiness) and natural, organic and herbal products that could work well for you too! :)
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35 comments:

  1. The public and FDA must work hand in hand to prevent toxic materials from being rampant in the market place.

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    1. I agree.

      But even if the chemicals are known as carcinogens... check the products you are using at home... it all has it! Part of Life!!! Unless we decide to go the other direction!

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  2. oh my!!! scary! did you experience that itchiness for the first time in adult life? we all know there are just too many chemical content in our daily toiletries. :( everything we use from the time we wake up til we retire for the day but always too lazy to check on the ingredients. :( mostly carcinogenic. #guilty of that :( we should really be more careful in choosing brands.

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    1. I guess there will come a time when our bodies will just be resistant to the "anti-bacterial" components/ingredients of the products that we are using. Eventually we will become chemical sensitive! Either that or suffer the worst consequence, cancer.

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  3. Thanks for the notice, sis. I've read and heard about this harmful chemical before. It's nice to be reminded of it again.

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    1. It will be nicer to make informed decisions, sis.

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  4. form now on. i'll take time to read labels too.. hehehe very informative mam'am gems

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  5. If the above-mentioned products contain harmful ingredients why then they've passed BFAD eyes. Ah, only the concerned agency can answer my question.

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    1. Here's your answer:

      FDA's legal authority over cosmetics is different from other products regulated by the agency, such as drugs, biologics, and medical devices. Cosmetic products and ingredients are not subject to FDA premarket approval authority, with the exception of color additives. However, FDA may pursue enforcement action against violative products, or against firms or individuals who violate the law.

      Must cosmetic manufacturers register with FDA?
      Manufacturers are not required to register their cosmetic establishments, file data on ingredients, or report cosmetic-related injuries to FDA. However, companies are encouraged to register their establishments and file Cosmetic Product Ingredient Statements with FDA's Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP).(fda.gov)

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    2. Thanks for the info Gemma, parang unfair a DFA wuill only take action if something bad happens na. The law on this must be amended.

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  6. Thanks for the heads up.I have itching problem during summer and last year I just tried Aveeno lotion and some oatmeal lotion. it works and summer is coming again, means hello itchiness again.

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    1. .. and the cycle goes on.. at least you've found your cure na.

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  7. I have skin asthma that is why I am so careful with the products that I use, specially for lotion.

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    1. great advice! we really need to be CAREFUL!!! read the labels and make informed decisions!

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  8. we now live in an environment with lots and lots of irritants and our sole protection are the human produced chemicals... I wonder if they have an ill effect after few years of use... I rather stick with the natural herb ...

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    1. I guess all the diseases could be pointed to toxic chemicals that have penetrated our blood stream, altering our natural state and then that's it... part of life! we can just take precautions and make informed decisions. change of lifestyle is the key! yay for natural herbs!

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  9. Sorry for you feet...I'm using Olay products: soap, anti-wrinkle lotion, total effects body lotion, body wash, etc.for years. I hope i continue to be safe with it.

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  10. Reading labels is something most of us neglect to do but you're right, we have to do it.

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  11. Unfortunately... I cannot use any type of lotion because of my severe skin asthma. Sudden change of weather may cause my whole body to itch extensively that it really irritates me.

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  12. Aveeno, so far, is the best brand for me in terms of skin care. We use it along with Cetaphil body wash for my kids.

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  13. I love lotion ! you should try putting oil on your body when your fresh out the shower and damp.

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  14. I cant live without lotion too and this scares me! BUT you're right reading labels are very important no matter how trusted the brand is. I hope your allergies wont go back anymore.

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  15. It is really important to read the label. its our own responsibility to take care of ourselves and our loved ones who will use the product.

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  16. Thanks for the tips :) It is indeed important to read the labels so as not to be compromised. I'm not a lotion fan but have learned the benefits so I use them daily now :)

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  17. It's really part of our responsibility to check on the ingredients of skin products we use and also check on products we are allergic from.

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  18. Good article! I heard the petroleum doesn't allow your pores to breate, thus trapping toxins from inside your body. I personally don't use any SLS in my shampoos and i've noticed a huge difference. Great article!

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  19. i dont know why but i think i commented n here already though, I think excessive and reading instructions and warnings ro label will actually affect our face or we must've been in a laergic reactio we dont know

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  20. Whoah! I never really thought adult lotions have some sort of 'unwanted' stuff too. I've heard about those cancer-releasing substance for kids years ago and stopped using them. Gotta add this site to my bookmarks so I won't forget. :) Thanks!

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  21. di ko kinaya ang nabasa ko. we should all choose the products that will not harm us.

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  22. whoaaaah. i never thought that i should be careful with lotions too.. i though i should always be concern only in the food i eat. hahaha.

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  23. OMG....this is not good. They should check first before putting the products in public.

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  24. Aveeno is by far the best lotion for delicate skin. Trusted and proven by me and my kids and family for years.

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  25. It pays to read the label too bad I am one of the people who is very lazy to apply lotion :D

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  26. my son's lotion is like yours aveeno

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