METHYLPARABEN: WHY IS IT USED IN SKINCARE AND HOW IT AFFECTS THE USER

IN MY QUEST TO CONTINUE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THESE SCIENTIFIC WORDS MEAN AND HOW THEY AFFECT ME, AN AVID SKINCARE USER, I HAVE CONTINUED MY RESEARCH AND TODAY I WILL BE SHARING WITH YOU THE RESULTS OF MY FINDINGS ON METHYLPARABEN. THIS INGREDIENT IS USUALLY LISTED TOWARDS THE END OF THE LIST OF INGREDIENTS IN A SKINCARE PRODUCT, MEANING THAT IT IS IN VERY SMALL QUANTITY. BY CONTRAST THE ITEMS LISTED FIRST IN THE LIST ARE THOSE THAT ARE IN HIGH AMOUNT IN THE PRODUCT. The following that I want you to read carefully, is an extract from thedermreview.com website. It seems like a good website. METYLPARABEN….. If you’ve purchased a product that has methylparaben in the ingredient list, you Read More

Alumina: an ingredient in sunscreens..

A fellow instagrammer suggested I try a product called Australian Gold, which is a mineral sunscreen that is also tinted.. I took a close look to the list of ingredients and saw one called alumina. I researched it to find out what it is.. and here is what I found out. Aluminum Oxide does not penetrate the skin. Both the FDA and BDIH regard it as safe to use for cosmetic purposes. However, it must be noted that aluminum is a neurotoxin. Alumina, also known as aluminum oxide, is an inorganic compound consisting of oxygen and aluminum. … Alumina is used in cosmetic and personal care products as an abrasive , anti-caking agent, anti-bulking agent and as an absorbent . Read More

Difference between chemical and mineral sunscreen: which is good for you?

I recently visited my dermatologist and she recommended I use a sunscreen. Something I am not too keen as it sometimes interacts with my primer and moisturizer or foundation.. so today specifically I went sunscreen hunting and I saw the one that she had recommended, from Olay 30 complete, which was about $30 something.. so I kept looking because I was not thrilled by the Olay one.. I went to the La Roche Posay section and finally after looking right and left, decided to get not one but two skincare products. One is the Anthelios 50 Mineral and the other is the Anthelios 50 Daily Anti-Aging Primer with sunscreen. Now while I was there, I checked the ingredients, and noticed Read More

PROPYLPARABEN: WHY IS IT USED IN SKINCARE AND WHAT THAT MEANS FOR THE USER

Today I was about to order some more skincare products from a brand that I like and I decided to check the ingredients. Since I don’t know what each word means and their negative effects on the human body, I googled a few of them and I want to share the results with you. This post is about propylparaben, which you see when you read the label of cosmetics and other skincare products. What does it do? let’s find out. This is a typical list of ingredients. The last item is what I am going to talk about today. Aqua (Water, Eau), Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil, Huile Minérale), Carrageenan, Propylene Glycol, Isopropyl Myristate, Squalane, Stearic Acid, Octyl Palmitate, Cera Alba Read More