Toxin Free Cosmetics
Many experts warn against chemicals found in cosmetics for they can cause allergy, irritation, have a hormonal impact on the body, can even affect male genital development and also obesity. Many studies are being done currently on those chemicals and companies are becoming more and more transparent and removing toxic chemicals out of their products.
However, currently, the cosmetic industry is not regulated by the FDA and many elements can have a damage on the skin and can penetrate into the body and have an impact there as well.
I discuss ALL the chemicals of concern in food and cosmetics in my toxins webinar.
Below are the main ingredients of concern:
- Fragrance, Perfume, PEG which may contain phthalates and other ingredients
- Triclosan and Triclocarban found in hand soap, bar soap, toothpastes or antimicrobial clothes or items for their possible hormonal impact seen in animal studies.
- Paraben: ingredients which include propyl, isopropyl, butyl, isobutyl and more.
- Oxybenzene found in skin products mostly in body and face sun protection
- Formaldehyde, Parfum, PEG in hair products
- Toluene, formaldehyde, and DBP in nail polish.
For a longer list you can view EWG PDF on chemicals of concern.
Wether you are pregnant or have a small baby, avoiding chemicals is even more essential.
The AAP warns that some additives and chemicals especially phthalates which may hide under "fragrance" or "perfume". They mention that they may have a hormonal impact on the body. Can possibly impact male genital development, obesity and more.
The AAP and EWG also warn against parabens, which may have a hormonal impact as well.
The environmental workers group has a database whereby you can get. list of products that are low in the toxic elements of concern. It is Called SkinDeep and you can visit the website or download the App.
Finding toxin free products in the Middle East can be hard. I gathered below from my research products that I found on Amazon.
Natural protection, hypoallergenic, dermatologically tested and has worry-free ingredients (antipollution).
Natural protection. Hypoallergenic. Dermatologically tested. Worry-free ingredients (antipollution).
0% toxins: paraben and sulfate free as well as free from colorants & paraffin. 90% natural origin: plant and mineral derived ingredients. Safe for color-treated hair and pH-balanced.
Badger Sun Protection Arrived in One day on Amazon Prime.
98% organic base ingredients and Clear Zinc Oxide. Excellent UVA and UVB protection. Has a moisturizing base of organic sunflower, jojoba, beeswax and essential oils of tangerine and vanilla. It is non-whitening - starts out white, rubs in clear. Water resistant to 80 minutes.
Native Deodorant is a solid deodorant that you can apply easily. Since the deodorant doesn't contain aluminum, it won't stain your clothes. Can be used for both men and women.
Baby bottle soap
Certified baby shampoo: bears the ewg verified mark for the safest ingredients, parent tested parent approved (ptpa), peta approved and never tested on animals. Ecologo certified (sustainable, biodegradable and low aquatic-toxicity). Safe ingredients for baby.
Shampoo and body wash for kids
2-in-1 shampoo and body wash made with all natural, plant and mineral based ingredients. Hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested: Perfect for your child's delicate skin.
Baby diaper cream
Organic herbal ingredients traditionally used to help comfort and soothe diaper area and skin. Dermatologist tested and clinically tested for irritation and chosen by hospital NICUs. NO petroleum, parabens or artificial fragrance. Made with organic herbs and oils, Certified by Oregon Tilth.
100% GOOD FOR YOUR BABY: This fragrance-free diaper rash cream provides a soothing, protective moisture barrier for your baby's very sensitive and delicate skin. Helps prevent and offer relief from diaper rash symptoms. Formulated for very sensitive skin. A high content of 25% non-nano zinc oxide provides additional protection to keep the diaper area dry.
Natural protection, hypoallergenic, dermatologically tested and has worry-free ingredients (antipollution). Moisturizes and prevents from dry skin.
Moisturizing and soothing unscented calendula baby lotion. NO Petroleum, Mineral Oil, Parabens, or Artificial Fragrance. Dermatologist tested and clinically tested for irritation.