1). Generic Eye Shadow from a random Christmas stocking gift a few years ago.
These probably came from the dollar store or some place really cheap, and they have no brand whatsoever. Not that I'm knocking the dollar store, but it's not the best place to buy makeup. I have used these a couple of times, and they are terrible. They smear all over my face and last maybe 1 hour at most. Considering their ingredients aren't listed, who knows what horrors they contain! :)
2.) Cocoa Butter Lotion.
Oh how I used to love cocoa butter lotion. I still do, but I need to find one with less harmful ingredients. The second ingredient listed on this bottle is Mineral Oil, which is basically a cheap byproduct of petroleum. Manufacturers can buy it in bulk for very cheap and it does not spoil, which is why it is found in lots of products. However, mineral oil can cause allergies, clog pores, and prevent your body's ability to release toxins. The 6th ingredient is DMDM Hydantoin, which is a formaldehyde releaser. Yuck! And then there is the all-too-nebulous "fragrance." What does fragrance include? Who knows. Yep, this bottle's getting chucked.
3.) Peony and Waterlily Lotion from Victoria's Secret.
This lotion smells sooooooooooo good, but I know it's not good for my body. The third ingredient is petrolatum, which basically has the same negative effects as mineral oil. Next are such baddies as Fragrance, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA, and Propylene Glycol; all known carcinogens, aka cancer causing! Those are only a few of the more than 40 ingredients listed on this bottle! Seriously, I used to love Victoria's Secret, but now I see that they are a company run by greed and they don't really care about the women that they make products for. It's a shame.
4.) Another Victoria's Secret product: Sexy Little Things Noir Body Powder.
Fragrance, mineral oil, parabens, imidazolidinyl urea, and talc are just a few of the problems with this product. Added to the risk of these being on my skin is the fact that it is a powder that poofs everywhere and I am also breathing this stuff in! It smells great but it's not worth the risk.
5.) Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Spray.
Fragrance and propylene glycol are two of the main ingredients; need I say more?
6.) Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation.
One of my favorite products, but it's filled with every kind of paraben imaginable. I really don't want these potentially cancer-causing molecules soaking into my face.
Again, it is disappointing to me to have to discontinue using these products, some of which work well and smell delicious, but I know it's for the betterment of my health.
Would you be willing to give up some of your favorite products if you found out they included some of these harmful ingredients? I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts!!!
As always, thanks so much for reading.!
Until next time,
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