Baddies you will not find in Previse
PEG’s are polyethylene glycol. PEG’s are found in a number of personal care products including skin care brands, and may be listed as PEG-6, PEG-150 and Ceteareth-20 (PEG-20). According to a report in the International Journal of Toxicology by the cosmetic industry’s own Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) committee, impurities found in various PEG compounds include ethylene oxide; 1,4-dioxane; polycyclic aromatic compounds; and heavy metals such as lead, iron, cobalt, nickel, cadmium, and arsenic. PEG compounds also appear to be highly toxic to persons with damaged skin.
Petroleum and Petrochemicals are fossil fuel that come from oil drilling which is not a sustainable source.
Phthalates (pronounced the-all-lates) are a particularly nasty petrochemical used as preservatives in personal care products. Phthalates may also be used in clothing, children’s products, food packaging, plastics and building materials.
Parabens are a controversial chemical preservative. Parabens can easily be absorbed into the skin and accumulate in fatty tissues.
Sulfates are commonly found in skin care, shampoo and other personal care products. Most sulfates are harsh detergents and a known skin irritant.
Synthetic Fragrances are often times manufactured from petroleum, and may trigger headaches, nausea or asthma for those with synthetic fragrance sensitivity. Synthetic fragrances may be further damaging to our ecology and lack aromatherapeutic benefits.
Triclosan is an antibacterial agent under review by FDA.
GMOs are genetically modified organisms. Some environmental groups question the safety of GMOs. These groups suggest that GMOs could introduce new allergens into foods, or contribute to the spread of antibiotic resistance.