Posts Tagged ‘ harmful chemicals in skin care products ’


May 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Toxic chemicals have no place in the homes of senior citizens. We rely on public information to tell us when a product has ingredients that are harmful. And sometimes that information is clouded by special interests of companies that want us to buy their products in spite of the poison in them. So we have to perform due diligence and find the best information available before we decide what to purchase.

Following are some resources SCJ found that other seniors might find helpful:

Triclosan: This chemical has long been found in cosmetics and soap used on the body (including shampoo). The Suzuki Foundation has labeled it toxic for years. Triclosan has been in the news

#6–More Harmful Chemicals – Coal Tar Dyes

Jun 13th, 2011 | By | Category: For Senior Women

Coal tar is a combination of many chemicals derived from petroleum.  Some research suggests it is a human carcinogen and is used extensively in skin care products.  On product labels, they are identified by a five-digit Color-Index (CI) number.  The one used most in hair dyes is P-phenylenediamine.  The darker the dye, the more then […]