Shampoo: Drug store and generic shampoos contain about 15 toxic chemicals. Most concerning are sodium lauryl sulphate, silicones and tetra sodium.
Foundation: A foundation contains about 24 chemicals, one of which is polymethyl methacrylate which is linked to cancer.
Body Lotion: Methylparaben, Propylparaben and polyethylene glycol are the most worrying because of their side effects like rashes, hormonal disruptions and irritation.
Deodorant: Isopropyl Myristate and aluminum is a known irritant.
Lipstick: Polymenthyl methacrylate
Nail remover: The most worrying chemical in nail remover is phthalates
Blush: The most concerning are Ethylparabens, Propylparaben and Methylparaben.
Hairspray: Two most concerning are Octinoxate and Isophthalates.
Eye Shadow: Polyethylene and terephthalate
Paint and household cleaning supplies:VOCs are present in pesticides, building material, office equipment, vehicles exhaust, cleaning supplies and paints.
Tampons: Aluminum, hydrocarbons, alcohols, fragrance additives and alcohols are found in tampons. Worst is that the bleaching process of tampon leaves dioxin.
Here are some products which you should also avoid:
- Do not use soap with triclosan and triclocarbon.
- Use formalin, Toluene and Dibutyl phthalate free nail polish. If pregnant, skip nail polish.