Sherry learned the hard way! Instead of seeking wisdom about how she should get rid of her cystic acne, she sought out someone she thought was a skin expert. He prescribed a pharmaceutical drug. Within a short time of taking it, she began noticing these symptoms. About half of the hair on her head fell out. She began experiencing unwanted hair growth around her mouth. Her eyesight got blurry. She began having fainting spells. She broke out in hives from head to toe. Her hair and nails got thin and brittle. The acne began clearing up, but several months after finishing the regimen, the acne came back. Then her son was born with two holes in his heart. All of these symptoms are side effects of the drug she took.
She is older and wiser now. It takes time to eliminate harsh chemicals, but it is well worth it! A healthy body is extremely valuable! When a person is unwell, it is hard to work and enjoy life!
Ditched Ingredients: (This is a partial list. We are planning to add to it as needed.)
1,4 Dioxane – is a potential carcinogen that is irritating to the eyes and respiratory system. It may cause damage to the central nervous system, liver, and kidneys. It is a byproduct of the ethoxylation process which enhances foaming characteristics and makes cleansing agents less abrasive. It is not added on purpose. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1,4-Dioxane)
Artificial Fragrances – (see Fragrance/Parfum)
2-Butoxyethanol – is a solvent used in cosmetics to dissolve dyes. It is a respiratory irritant and can be acutely toxic. It may cause red blood cell damage. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2-Butoxyethanol )
EDTA (ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid)
Tetrasodium EDTA – can cause eye damage. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetrasodium_EDTA)
Ethyl Acrylate – is a potential carcinogen. (Source: https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/chemicals/ethyl-acrylate) (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethyl_acrylate)
Fragrance/Parfum – is usually a mix of artificial scents that are derived from petroleum/petrochemicals, which are endocrine disruptors. Artificial fragrances can cause allergic reactions, migraine headaches, and respiratory issues. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aroma_compound)