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Have you taken
the time to read the ingredient labeling on the product you are currently
using? Some of the synthetic ingredients found in commercial massage
and skincare products are hazardous both to therapists and clients:
Urea and Diazolidinyl Urea - the most commonly used preservatives,
after the parabens. They are well established as a primary cause of
contact dermatitis. These chemicals are toxic.
Methyl and Propyl
and Butyl and Ethyl Paraben - used to inhibit microbial growth and
extend the shelf life of products. Widely used even though they are
known to be toxic. The cause of many allergic reactions and skin rashes,
parabens may also function as exogenous estrogens, able to bind with
estrogen receptor sites and disrupt normal hormonal balance. Highly
- usually a synthetic petrochemical mix used as a humectant (moisturizing
agent), this material is known to cause allergic and toxic reactions.
Also used to antifreeze in automobile cooling systems. Avoid !
- the synthetic colors used to make a product "pretty" should be avoided
at all costs. They will appear on the label as "FD&C" or "D&C" followed
by a color and a number; for example "FD&C red No. 6." Synthetic colors
are believed to be cancer-causing. If a product contains them, don't
use it !!
- used in cosmetics can have as many as 200 ingredients. There is no
way to know what the ingredients are, since on the label it will simply
say "Fragrance". Some of the problems caused by these chemicals are
headaches, dizziness, rash, hyperpigmentation, violent coughing, vomiting,
skin irritation, and more. Advice: don't buy a product that has the
work "Fragrance" on the ingredients label.
the label ! Check the ingredients!
to Aubrey Hampton, Aubrey Organics, for information on synthetic ingredients