Marie Guerlain – A – Z of Toxicity in our home – PEG compounds

Polyethylene glycol is a family of petroleum compounds widely used in cosmetics as thickeners, moisture-carriers, solvents and softeners. As a penetration enhancer, it allows other harmful compounds often found in PEGs to be absorbed by our skin. This includes 1,4-dioxane which is a known carcinogen, as well as heavy metals such as lead, cobalt, iron,Continue reading “Marie Guerlain – A – Z of Toxicity in our home – PEG compounds”

Marie Guerlain – A – Z of Toxicity in our home – Parabens

An artificial preservative used in personal care products, Parabens are the reason sunscreens, deodorants, shampoos and conditioners do not ‘spoil’. Research has shown that it takes 26 seconds for our skin to absorb parabens into our bloodstream. Pregnant women and young children are most vulnerable to this family of synthetics. Problems associated with it: BreastContinue reading “Marie Guerlain – A – Z of Toxicity in our home – Parabens”