Dangerous Ingredients You Should Avoid
Learn what earth-friendly buzz words to look for in your skin care, hair care and makeup ... and which harmful ingredients you should avoid on your beauty product labels
Avoid: Sodium Laureth (aka 1,4-Dioxane)Although it's classified as a human and animal carcinogen by the EPA, 1,4-Dioxine, a byproduct of processing harsh chemicals with ethylene oxide to make them less harsh, is prevalent on beauty shelves. Got sodium lauryl sulfate? Ethyoxylate it and you get sodium laureth -- the "eth" indicates the process. Unfortunately you also get 1,4-Dioxine, most commonly found in things that bubble.
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