Monday, 22 October 2012

Beauty Rush Juiced Berry body double mist by Victoria's Secret

Here are some interesting facts about our skin.

1. Skin is our largest organ—adults carry some 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms) and 22 square feet (2 square meters) of skin.

2. The layers of mammal skin include the epidermis, dermis and subcutis.

 3. Your skin loses about 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells from the surface almost every minute, even though you do not see it happening.

4. Your skin sheds a layer of these dead cells every 24 hours and renews itself about every 28 days.

5. Most of the dust in your house is dead skin cells.

6. Goose bumps are actually little pimples that help retain a layer of warm air over our body.

7. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually.

8. Regular exercise can increase toxin removal in your skin and help you look younger by boosting collagen production while diminishing wrinkles.

9. To keep your skin smooth without Botox, minimize your intake of sugar and dairy products. Instead pile up your plate with legumes, vegetables and olive oil.

10. Drinking enough water is key to keeping your skin healthy. Not only can water make wrinkles less noticeable, but it also reduces toxins.

11. On average, women will absorb up to 5lbs of damaging chemicals a year thanks to beauty products

Beauty Rush Juiced Berry body double mist by Victoria's Secret

Beauty Rush Juiced Berry body double mist by Victoria's Secret

Alcohol Denat
Fragrance (parfum)
Red-33 (CI 17200)
Blue 1 (CI 42090)
Yellow 5 (CI 19140)
Red 40 (CI 16035)


Alcohol Denate: Is added to ingredients to make it taste bad and render it undrinkable. If it is consumed it can cause blindness or death if it contains methanol. To help prevent this, denatonium is often added to the substance to make it taste extremely bitter. Substances such emetic (vomiting) agents such as syrup of ipecac may also be included as well.

Cyclopentasiloxane: Is another silicone and is used in cosmetics as a conditioner.  I had a hard time finding out any information on this product.  It appears to be safe in the fact that it has not been detected in human urine or tissues.  Though if heated past point of decomposition it will release toxic gases.  However overall this product appears to be safe and relatively non toxic.  As I say that I am thinking in my head that this ingredient may need some investigating.

Cyclohexasiloxane: Is another silicone, and is used in cosmetics and beauty products as a skin conditioner and emollient as well as a skin protectant.  It has again been linked to environmental toxicity due to persistence and bioaccumulation.  Those poor animals just don't get a break from our obsession with beauty.  There have also been links to non-reproductive organ system toxicity.  Again I will remind everyone of the silicone breast implants disasters.  Beauty really is pain...or does it have to be?

Water:  H2O, the stuff we drink.

Parfum:Used to make the product smell nice.  Though it is not considered to be harmful or a toxin, it does cause some individuals to develop headaches if it is labelled that it is derived from natural sources.  However, the fragrance industry uses up to 3000 ingredients, most of which are synthetic, some 900 of which were identified as toxic. However, the industry is not required to disclose ingredients of fragrances and perfumes on their labels due to trade secrecy considerations. So you don't know what mix of chemicals you are receiving.  Some of them are headaches causing, immunosystem toxic, carcinogenic, and mutagenic.

Dimethicone: also known as polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) which is a silicone oil.  It is used in shampoos to lubricate hair and make it easier to comb and adds shine.  In creams it acts as a skin protectant and an emulsifier.  The FDA has deemed it safe to use.  However most people have heard of the horror stories with silicone breast implants leading companies to switch to saline filled implants.  Other side effects linked to PDMS include allergic reactions from mild to severe as well as a worsening in dryness.  Although the data is limited, it appears to also cause non-reproductive toxicity as well as links to environmental toxicity due to the toxins being bioaccummulative.  This means it builds up and builds up in our soils and sediments.

Benzophenone-3: It is an organic compound found mostly in sunscreen products.  Its primarily functions as a photostabilizer and sunscreen.  It is considered to be a carcinogen, mimics estrogen, thus lined to breast cancer, and an allergen.  It has been banned in Sweden.

Red-33 (CI 17200):  is also known as Acid Red 33, it is a disodium salt and is used as a colorant.  It is considered to be a mutagenic.

Blue 1 (CI 42090): Also known as Brilliant Blue 1, not to be confused with Brilliant Blue 9.  It is used as a coloring agent.  It is considered to be a mutagen with in vitro tests on mammalian cells show positive mutation results

Yellow 5 (CI 19140):  is also known as tartrazine, it is a synthetic lemon yellow dye.  It is used as a colorant.  It is an immune system toxin, carcinogen, genotoxin, allergen and causes hyperactivity.  Here is an interesting and highly ironic piece of information.  In the 1990s rumors began to surface that tartrazine will lower sperm count, cause impotency in males and shrink the size of a mans penis and testicles.  Funny since it is in a shampoo designed specifically for men.  There is no proof or documented cases to back up these rumors, however.

Red 40 (CI 16035): Allura Red AC is a red azo dye that goes by several names including: Allura Red, Food Red 17, C.I. 16035, FD&C Red 40.  It has been linked to hyperactivity and ADHD in children. It is also considered to be a mutagenic as well as a reproductive effector.


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