Susan Jeske, a former beauty queen turned activist, is trying to communicate to the Americans the disturbing truth about the harmful effect that certain products can cause health on health.
The former winner has worked for over 20 years in the cosmetics industry, but a few years ago, some health problems led her to consult with a health professional. The latter argued that Ms. Jeske was a victim of poisoning by toxic products contained, in the makeup among other things and was damaging the intima and therefore asked her to discontinue the use.
After two weeks of using only natural and certified products without any toxic ingredients, the symptoms disappeared and she regained her health. Intrigued, she began to learn more about harmful compounds and their use in blends of beauty products.
What she discovered is astonishing: these products can cause breast cancer, cardio-pulmonary sequelae which are important to the reproductive system, memory loss, and depression. Since then, she has made it a mission to inform the public of the dangers in using such products.
The dioxin never appears on a list of ingredients for any consumer product. It is a product used in the bleaching process of paper, paperboard and other packaging of all kinds. It has been demonstrated that packaging bleached with dioxin, from time to time transfer it to the product thereby contaminating it (including cartons of milk or cream).
Dioxin is recognized as a carcinogen and can cause disorders of the nervous and immune systems. Ukrainian President Yushchenko was the victim of poisoning by dioxin, and within a few hours, his body rose from the appearance of a man in the prime of life to a man who is looking for retirement loan.
The Formaldehyde Release
These products (DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl, methylisothiazolinone) are not, prima facie, harmful, but in long term, they become very harmful. These are conservative elements that deteriorate over time and become capable of releasing the so-called formaldehyde that is a known and potent carcinogen.
Exposure to formaldehyde can cause arthritis, tumors, skin reactions, allergies, headaches, chest pain, chronic fatigue, dizziness, insomnia, heart palpitations, asthma, cough and infections of the ear.
PEG or Polyethylene Glycol
Although some studies show it as a powerful product against colorectal cancer, topical application of PEG remains nonsense. It may be contaminated with dioxin, and its safety remains unclear despite the fact that is present almost everywhere in our everyday products. It is also used as a laxative.
This polymer has been adopted by the food industry as emulsifier (sauces) or solvent (liquid artificial flavorings). It is used as a solvent and anti-mold agent in cosmetics. Its ease of absorption is a magnet to harmful elements, and endangers vital organs like the liver, kidneys and even the brain. On children, it is considered very harmful by many laboratories.
Can we Replace these Ingredients?
There are alternatives to the use of harmful chemical ingredients. More and more companies are replacing chemicals with natural products with similar properties in their concoctions. But because of their high prices, it still remains a minority.
For example, in several blends, buttermilk can perform some of the work of parabens, and beeswax substitute for mineral oils and paraffin can be substituted for glycerin SLS or SLES, and titanium dioxide is much less harmful than oxybenzone in sunscreen composition.
It’s the same with ethylene glycol, which can give way to soybeans, phthalate, lavender, and the liberators of formaldehyde can be replaced by honey! More people are aware of these realities, and most manufacturers have no choice but to market products by demonstrating their safety!
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- Office of Cosmetics Fact Sheet, U. S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, December 1999.
- National Toxicology Program (U.S.) Technical Report Series, 1999.