My wife Amy uses Alima mineral makeup, and with her last order they sent a card that outlined the top 10 cosmetic toxins to avoid and why to avoid them. I figured I would share with those of you looking for healthier and safer makeup choices!
BHA – (Butylated hydroxyanisole) Toxic to the liver, immune and nervous systems; possible carcinogen
BHT – (Butylated hydroxytoluene) Toxic to the brain, nervous, and respiratory systems; possible carcinogen and endocrine disruptor (See what I wrote before about BHT)
D & C Colorants – Toxic to nervous and reproductive systems
Eugenol – Toxic to the immune and nervous systems, endocrine disruptor
Formaldehyde – Toxic to the immune and respiratory systems; carcinogen
Nitrosamines – endocrine disruptor; possible carcinogen
P-Phenylenediamine – Toxic to the immune, respiratory, and nervous systems
Parabens – Endocrine disruptor, neurotoxic; possible carcinogen
Phthalates – Toxic to the immune, nervous, and reproductive systems
Triethanolamine – Toxic to the immune and respiratory systems; possible carcinogen
It’s amazing what they put in cosmetics that people are supposed to use on their skin!