Pt.3 * • Polysilicone-15 - another silicone in their product. * • PEG-45M - Toxic and harmful to humans in tiny exposures, currently a medium health priority and poses organ toxicity. * • Laureth-9 - The number in the name indicates the average number of units of ethylene oxide in the molecule. In cosmetics and personal care products, the Laureth ingredients are used in the formulation of a variety of bath, eye, facial, hair, cleansing and sunscreen products. They are also used in cuticle softeners, deodorants and moisturizing products. Ethylene oxide which is found as a Derivative in pretty much every ingredient in this entire list, is known as deadly to humans, is known to have caused cancer, is a respiratory toxicant, and developmental toxicant. * • Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate - is an environmental toxin and is bioaccumulative (meaning it builds up in our eco system) * • PEG-4 - can cause systemic toxicity and contact dermatitis in people with damaged skin. * • Phenoxyethanol - The preservative phenoxyethanol, which is a known irritant for skin, eyes and lungs. In the US, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has warned that phenoxyethanol can cause shut down of the central nervous system, vomiting and contact dermatitis. There are several animal studies that demonstrate that it is toxic – with effects on the brain and the nervous system – at moderate concentrations. In Japan, there is a concentration limit for its use in cosmetics. The European Union classifies it as an irritant and there are various studies (on rabbit skin, for example) that demonstrate reactions at extremely low doses.
I applaud you if you managed to get through all of that! It took me a mighty long time to put together all of this information using only credible sources and the FDA for facts & information.
Unfortunately product manufacturers, unlike food manufacturers do not have to go through “product testing” - “product safety” and they have no “pre market approval requirement” they also do NOT have to disclose the harmful ingredients and chemicals in their products.