Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cetaphil Cleanser- Toxic?

I have been advised by many dermatologist over the years to use Cetaphil Cleanser because it was supposed to be a gentle face wash. Over the past year I have been doing a lot of research on skin care ingredients. I have come up with a list of ingredients that should be avoided. I will post that list in my next blog post, titled, "Toxic Skincare". I have discovered that a main ingredient in Cetaphil Cleanser also giving to me by my pediatrician for my babies eczema is Propylene Glycol. This is a known skin irritant. What the F---? Here is a list of what Propylene Glycol is in:

Propylene Glycol

A cosmetic form of mineral oil found in automatic brake and hydraulic fluid and industrial antifreeze. In the skin and hair, propylene glycol works as a humectant, which causes retention of moisture content of skin or cosmetic products by preventing the escape of moisture or water. The Material Safety Data Sheet warns users to avoid skin contact with propylene glycol as this strong skin irritant can cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage.

Propylene glycol is Commonly found in:

* makeup
* shampoo
* deodorant
* detangler
* styling mousse
* cleansing cream
* mascara
* soap
* skin cream
* bubble bath
* baby powder
* conditioner
* toner
* after shave
* baby wipes

Also in:

* Tire sealant
* Rubber cleaner
* De-icer
* Stain removers
* Fabric softener
* De-greaser
* Paint
* Adhesive
* Wallpaper stripper

How can companies put this known toxic substance in our skincare and cosmetics. What is going on? Other known toxic and cancer causing substances are Parabens. Did you know that a woman was found to have parabens in a tumor taking out of her breasts. This is insane. We must educate ourselves about what we put on and in our bodies. Were so trusting of these companies not to mention Dermatologist who offer up products that are known carcinogen's. Cetaphil also contains sulfates which are extremely drying to the skin. So I ask, how gentle can Cetaphil be? Or is it another gimmick at the cost of our health. I suggest going to the whole foods store or The Vitamin Shoppe for healthy toxic free products. Do your homework and don't just put any product on your body. I will list some natural toxic free cleansers I found at The Vitamin Shoppe in my next post about Toxic Skincare. What do you think? I would love your feedback.


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  2. Very informative- thank you! I would love to read a post on toxic skincare. I have VERY sensitive skin- anything on that would be great too.

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  4. Wow , I remember them sending me home with Cetaphil for my baby! That's so crazy

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