Sunday, February 22, 2009

Do You Know Your Moisturizer Ingredients- Are They Safe

I was saddened, though not surprised, to read that there are estrogen like related compounds in a number of moisturizers that are in the market. Due to the diligent research of Dr. Adrienne Olsen, a breast cancer survivor herself, some interesting findings have turned up.

Dr. Olsen submitted 16 moisturizers for analysis to a lab and it turns out 6 of them have estrogen-like ingredients -ie estriol or estrone! This is a bit scary but the fda doesn't need to list ingredients of moisturizers.

Earlier in 2008 Rutgers U had research that four common moisturizers promoted skin cancer in mice. Included in that study were popular brands Dermabase, Eucerin Original Moisturizing Cream, and Vanicream.

Please be careful about what you use on your skin as your skin can absorb ingredients (that is why we have nicotine patches etc). For all natural products visit Miracle 2 Soap Products .

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