Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Bathroom Detox Challenge

Join the thousands of women around the world who have found their voice and say no to toxic chemicals!

All change in the history of man has come from people deciding. Many voices joining together to create a new destiny for the world. You are important, your voice is essential. And it starts in in your bathroom cabinet.

When you check labels understand the difference and decide, you are being the change in this world.


Parabens exist everywhere in skincare, they are used to preserve other ingredients and extend a products shelf life. They are very damaging to your Acid Mantle and therefore the health and beauty of your skin. However, that is not all they do.

Parabens are antimicrobial chemicals and have been scientifically proven to be hormone disrupters.

Don't we have a hard enough time with our hormones anyway? Why would we add hormone disrupters to our personal care regime?

Skincare companies tell you they are using Parabens for YOU; protecting your skincare from bad bacteria. Make no mistake, parabens are a business decision and have nothing to do with the health of your skin or your body. Large corporations would not survive otherwise. Parabens = long shelf life. Long shelf life = profit. Your health is not there business, it’s yours.


Ureas, formally known as Diazolidinyl Urea, Imidazolidinyl Urea, or DMDM hydantoin and sodium hydroxymethyl-glycinate, are preservatives that have the potential to release formaldehyde in very small amounts and are a primary cause of contact dermatitis. Formaldehyde is a dangerous poison.

Contact dermatitis is a sign something is irritating your skin cells. But let’s go a little further and read what scientific studies have proven about Formaldehyde.

Formaldehyde has been classified as a known human carcinogen (cancer-causing substance) by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and as a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Research studies of workers exposed to formaldehyde have suggested an association between formaldehyde exposure and several cancers, including nasopharyngeal cancer and leukaemia.

Your skin is a living, breathing organ. Rubbing products that insist on including Ureas into their formulations, onto to your skin and your children’s skin, is literally crazy. Once again, these poisonous chemicals compromise and damage your skins natural defence and hydration mechanism, the Acid Mantle.

Now that you know, check your personal care products and decide what you want for yourself and your family. Knowledge leads to YOUR power. Enjoy Knowing.


1,4-dioxane, a chemical carcinogen, is created when ingredients are processed with petroleum-derived ethylene oxide. Common ethoxylated compounds include sodium laureth sulfate and polyethylene glycol (often listed as PEG). To avoid it, skip any product with the following ingredients: myreth, oleth, laureth, ceteareth (or any other -eth), PEG, polyethylene, polyethylene glycol, polyoxyethylene, or oxynol.

Look for them in your personal care products and your family's. Children are more exposed now than ever before.


Petrochemicals are derived from crude oil. Petroleum based ingredients such as petrolatum, mineral oil and paraffin (derived from nonrenewable sources) form a barrier when applied to the skin that does not allow it to breathe and can clog pores.

Petrochemicals can be absorbed through the skin and scalp, and then into human other organs and tissues. Over time these chemical agents can lead to nerve, liver and brain damage, birth defects, acute asthma and cancer.

Does it make you wonder why companies whose whole purpose is to make us beautiful, would use petrochemicals in their products which have been scientifically proven to cause cancer and other devastating illnesses?

Don't forget, mineral oil has a very famous brand name - Baby Oil


MEA/DEA/TEA are “amines” (ammonia compounds) and can form harmful nitrosamines when they come in contact with nitrates. Used as foaming agents, synthetic stabilizers, and to adjust the pH of cosmetics, they can cause allergic reactions, eye irritation, and dryness of the hair and skin.

DEA is the most commonly used ammonia compound and is formulated into soaps, detergents and surfactants. It is found in over 600 home and personal care products in the USA, alone. The shampoo and soap you use probably includes it.

Belonging to a class of chemicals known as alkanolamines (which includes monoethanolamine and triethanolamine or TEA), DEA has been linked with kidney, liver, and other organ damage according to several government-funded research studies, and has been proven to cause cancer in rats when applied to the skin.

According to a 1995 study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, DEA has low acute toxicity but significant cumulative toxicity.

Take a look at your personal care products for any of the above toxins, learn and grow.

We don't need to change the world by force, each of us holds the power. You can say no to these harmful products. Knowledge alone will help you make better choices for your family and the environment.

Small steps create giant leaps.


Sulfates, such as sodium lauryl and sodium laureth, are harsh detergents that give cleansers, soaps and shampoos their latherability. Often derived from petroleum, sulfates can also come from coconut and other vegetable oils that can be contaminated with pesticides. Sulfates can cause eye irritation and skin rashes.

According to researchers in the United States, Germany, Switzerland, and Japan, these ingredients may be linked to premature baldness, cataract formation, environmental cancers, contact dermatitis, and possible eye damage in young children.


Nanos/Nanopeptides are a new technology with inconclusive but potentially hazardous study results. Research suggests that when tiny nano particles penetrate the skin, they may cause cell damage.

Just a few months back, one of the current affair programs had a story about the most affordable and best anti wrinkle skincare cream available. One of Aldi's anti wrinkle moisturisers came up on top, at a cost of approximately $9.95 per jar.

We went down to take a look at the ingredient listing. There it was, a cocktail of toxic ingredients including nanopeptides.

PEG- 30 dipolydrydroxystearate, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate

These synthetic polymers are a very popular skincare ingredient and are used to dissolve oil and grease. They are also used in caustic spray-on oven cleaners? These petroleum-derived compounds can alter and damage your skin’s natural hydration mechanism, known as the Acid Mantle. This definitely leaves your skin vulnerable to dehydration which is a key factor in ageing and when your skin's Acid Mantle is compromised so is your skin's capacity to protect itself from harmful bacteria.

Living Skincare has proven that there is no need to include any of the above ingredients to restore your skin back to health and beauty. It has been proven again and again. So why don't the large corporations do the same?

Great question. If your products have a 2 or 3 year shelf life, research the ingredients listing. You already have the above toxic ingredients to refuse to use on your skin.

Ask yourself, what is an ingredient that is used in caustic spray-on oven cleaner doing in your skincare and who is putting it in there?

Antibacterial compounds

Antibacterial compounds such as triclosan and chlorphenesin, do not break down in the environment and may contribute to bacterial resistance.

You might think, "Antibacterial?" that is a good thing. WRONG!

Let’s stick with Triclosan for a moment. In the UK, four major grocery chains have banned Triclosan. It is a chlorinated aromatic compound with antibacterial properties, as well as antifungal and antiviral. It has a trade name Microban when it is used in plastics and clothing and Biofresh when used in acrylic fibers. The companies that manufacture and use these chemicals maintain it is safe. However, in the United States Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA) has it registered as a PESTICIDE. The EPA considers it high risk for human health and the environment.

What is this toxic chemical doing in your skincare products? That is the question. Why would we need something we are feeding our skin with to contain harmful, carcinogenic chemicals that are destroying our skins Acid Mantle, therefore the health of our skin.

Furthermore, if you use Colgate, check the ingredient listing. Colgate uses Triclosan in one of their toothpastes.


Chelators, such as disodium EDTA and tetrasodium EDTA, are used in personal care products to remove impurities from low-quality raw materials. They do not readily bio-degrade in the environment. Imagine what they do to your skin cells and your body.

A good question would be what are low-quality raw materials doing in personal care products? Products you rub into your skin each day, in the hope of healthier more beautiful skin? Totally weird!

Profit is the key factor, not the health and beauty of your skin.

Synthetic Colours

Synthetic Colours are made from coal tar. They contain heavy metal salts that can deposit toxins onto the skin, causing skin sensitivity and irritation. Animal studies have shown almost all of them to be carcinogenic. They will be labelled as FD&C or D&C, followed by a colour and a number.

Synthetic polymers

Synthetic polymers such as sodium polyacrylate and carbomer (on a label of a cosmetic or personal care product the name Carbomer may be associated with a number such as 910, 934, 940, 941 and 934P), come from petroleum and give viscosity (which by the way has nothing to do with your skin’s health or beauty) to skincare products. They are highly processed and their manufacture creates toxic by-products. It's the same ingredient used in clear plastic food wrap. Poison to the human cell, especially when it is rubbed in collectively.

Generally in conditioner, face moisturiser, body moisturiser, moisturising hand wash, body wash, leave in hair care products such as Moroccon Oil, the first three ingredients are polymers.

Dimethicone is one of the most common examples. Ingredients ending with "cone" are often different kinds of synthetic polymers.

Check your skin care products and start thinking!!

Remember, your skin is a living breathing organ!

Chemical Sunscreens

Chemical Sunscreens such as oxybenzone and octylmethoxycinnamate, have been shown to disrupt endocrine activity. Avoid Titanium dioxide. Zinc oxide is a safer alternative. Try the brand UV Natural from you Health Shop as a good alternative.

Synthetic Fragrances

Synthetic Fragrances often contain phthalates (THAY-lates) which are synthetic chemicals commonly used to stabilize fragrances and make PLASTIC more pliable. These endocrine disrupters mimic hormones (this is very bad news for women and young girls) and have been known to alter genital development. Avoid all products that list fragrance as an ingredient. If the label reads derived from essential oils, look to see if the products are petrochemical free.

High quality essential oils are very expensive to make and are not used in skincare products because of this. The majority of oils are made using solvents that are toxic and must be avoided. Solvent extracted essential oils not only are toxic to the body and your skin cells, they also lose all of their therapeutic qualities.

I highly recommend you never buy fragrant oils for your burner. Many $2/Reject shops sell them for this purpose. Your health and the health of your family are too important.


Talc (found in Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder) has been linked to cancer and respiratory problems. Talc has been banned in Europe and is closely related to asbestos. There have been several studies around the world that have linked talc and pulmonary issues, lung cancer, skin cancer and ovarian cancer.

A US National Toxicology Program in 1993 reported cosmtic grade talc caused tumours in animals. The scientific world has been well aware of the toxicity of this toxic ingredient the late 1960’s and researchers, in 1971, found particles of talc embedded in 75 percent of the ovarian tumours studied. It makes you wonder why this highly toxic ingredient has not been banned from cosmetics and baby products.

Animal testing

A grim history of cruelty to animals lies behind many cosmetic ingredients.

I have heard so many people say, "but what can I do,I am just one voice?" All change in the history of man has come from the people. Many voices joining together to create a new destiny for the world. You are important, your voice is essential.

When you check labels understand the difference and decide. You are then being the change in the world.

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