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A colourless, volatile, flammable liquid produced by fermentation of yeast and carbohydrates. Alcohol is frequently used as a solvent. As an ingredient in ingestible products, alcohol may cause body tissues to be more vulnerable to carcinogens.
Mouthwashes with an alcohol content over 25% have been implicated in mouth, tongue and throat cancers. Note, the forms of alcohol used in cosmetics are not necessarily those used in alcoholic drinks, and may be much more dangerous.
glycol, is commonly used in acrylic paints,
brake fluid, antifreeze, tile grout, primer, sealant
paste, floor polish, tyre sealant and shoe polish. Oh
yes.......and it's also used in some "smoothing
lotions" and "firming moisturizer"!
Known health effects: throat irritation, headache, backache, kidney problems, oedema (swelling), necrosis (cell death). If swallowed, can cause drowsiness, and: slurred speech, possibly stupor, vomiting, respiratory failure, coma, convulsions, and death
form of mineral oil found in automatic brake and hydraulic
fluid and industrial antifreeze. In the skin and hair,
propylene glycol works as a humescent, which causes retention
of moisture content of skin or cosmetic products by preventing
the escape of moisture or water.If you use "plumping" or "wrinle" type products, it is VERY lkely they contain Propylene-Glycol
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.
Known health effects.
Eye irritation, skin irritation, skin drying, defatting (dissolving natural fats). Ingestion has serious health effects similar to above.
Propylene glycol is Commonly found in:
Propylene Glycol-free Tooth paste
Propylene Glycol-Free Hair Colouring
Propylene Glycol-Free Anti-fungal / Anti dandruff Shampoo
Propylene Glycol-Free His and Hers Shave Cream
Propylene Glycol-Free Aftershave Balm and Mosituriser
Propylene Glycol-Free Hair vitamins and treatments