One more thing to keep myself awake at night: I read a post on The Coveted about toxic chemicals in beauty products. Truly frightening! This lead me to a website called Skin Deep. It is a large database of common personal care products/cosmetics. Each item is rated based on chemical content, carcinogen content, potential allergy issues, etc. Furthermore, the manufacturer’s use of animal testing is revealed.
I decided to rate some of the products I use on a regular basis.
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Anti-Blemish Clear Skin Cream
I slather this on my face every morning. I have been using it for approximately 2 years. It’s fairly affordable ($10-12 for one tube…each tube usually lasts me about 4-5 months). Furthermore, it has not irritated my skin like most other anti-blemish products I have used in the past.
This product received a 7 (out of a possible 10) rating…qualifying it as a high hazard product!
- Developmental/reproductive toxicity
- Other concerns for ingredients used in this product:
Neurotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Miscellaneous, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns, Occupational hazards, Biochemical or cellular level changes
Furthermore, this product is tested on animals! So I guess I won’t be purchasing this again. If anybody has any suggestions for a less frightening/animal friendly lotion, I want to hear about it.
Once again, this product can cause cancer, reproductive/developmental issues, allergic reactions, and all of the other bad news attributed to the Neutrogena face lotion.