Winter Rodeo

Winter Rodeo

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I got the Toxicity on Me

The assignment was to choose something from my everyday routine that I use and check the ingredients against the CosmeticsDatabase for toxins.  As you may know, most of the time when a company posts the ingredients on the packaging it done from greatest to least.  Also

Aussie Moist Shampoo

Manufacturer: Proctor & Gamble (I didn't know that!)

  • Water
  • Ammonium Laureth Sulfate
  • Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Glycol Distearate
  • Dimethicone
  • Ammonium Xylenesulfonate
  • Citric Acid
  • Cetyl Alcohol
  • Cocamide MEA
  • Parfum (8)- BAD FOR YOU!
  • Polyquaterium-10
  • Sodium Citrate
  • Hydrogenated Polydecene
  • Sodium Benzonate
  • Disodium EDTA - "One or more animal studies show brain and nervous system effects at low dose", "Cancer"
  • PEG-7M
  • Trimethylloproanettricaprylate/ Tricaprate
  • Ecklonia radiata extract - (Sea kelp)
  • Aloe barbadensis leaf juice
  • Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
  • Methylchlorisothiazolinone  (6)
  • Methylisothiazolinone (6)
  • Yellow 5
  • Red 4
The outcome:

Firstly, typing out that list of ingredients was insane.  I didn't know that there were that many letters in the alphabet.  Who does that?  Seriously, I dont think that I can pronounce two-thirds of the list.  Plus, it took me like 15 minutes to get through it and type it all out.

-  What is in "Fragrance" that can kill you?  I don't know either but I am going to avoid that.
- I don't know what Methylchlorisothaiazolinone does but it sounds painful.

I think I am going to have to get back to the hippy stuff.

Tea Tree Oil on my dome piece, fo sho!
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