Thursday, 29 August 2013

Dove Damage Therapy Frizz Control Taming Cream with Micro Moisture Serum

As a person with curly hair I really appreciate products that can help to control frizz and tame unruly curls.  However after close consideration of this product I find that having a bit of frizz might be a better option over this product.  Over and over again I am disappointed with big companies and the ingredients that they use in thier products.  It is not a better option for the consumer to buy something that is  paraben free when they only replace it with the same crap just under a different guise.  Out of the 11 ingredients listed on this bottle 8 are considered to be toxic.  That's a pretty high percentage.  I have done a bit of research and I have found some alternatives for those who may be interested.  

Dove Damage Therapy Frizz Control Taming Cream with Micro Moisture Serum
Dove Damage Taming Cream
Distearyldimonium Chloride
PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone
Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone
DMDM Hydantoin
VP/Dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate Copolymer
Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
CI 19140 11
CI 15985

Aqua/Water:  H2O, the stuff we drink.

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.  with further investigating I have found that this ingredient is considered to be an environmental toxin (persistent and bioaccumulative), it is also an endocrine disrupter (hormones) and is considered to be tumor causing and a non-reproductive toxin.  Not a good ingredient! 

Distearyldimonium Chloride: is a quarternary ammonium salt.  It is used as an anti-static agent and as a hair conditioner.  It is considered to be an irritant (skin, eyes, and lungs)  It is also a non-reproductive organ toxin and an environmental and wildlife toxin.  

PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone:  this is a synthetic chemical comprised of dimethicone, polyethylene gycol (PEG) and polypropylene glycol (PPG) polymers.  There are contamination concerns with 1,4-dioxane and ethylene oxide (both are very toxic).  There is also limited evidence suggesting that it is a non-reproductive organ toxin.   

Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone:
 this is a synthetic ingredient combining PEG (polyethelene glycol) PPG (polypropylene glycol) and dimethicone.  It is used as a skin conditioning agent.  There are concerns of contamination with 1,4-dioxane.  It is also considered to be a non-reproductive organ toxin. 

Parfum (Fragrance):  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.

DMDM Hydantoin:  is an antimicrobial formaldehyde releaser preservative, basically what this means is it releases formaldehyde making the environment less favorable to the microorganisms. It has been prohibited in Japan for certain cosmetic products.  It is a known human irritant, it is considered to be a broad systemic toxin. However it has been deemed safe by industry panel because the amount of formaldehyde is so small. Formaldehyde is also a cancer causing agent.
VP/Dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate Copolymer: this ingredient is a mouthful.  It is a polymer created from vinylpyrrolididone and dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate monomers.  It is used as a hair fixative, film forming, and a binding agent.  It is considered to be of low toxicity but is limited in usage.  There appears to be limited data available on this ingredient. 

Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate:  This ingredient is used as a preservative.  It is considered to be acutely toxic if inhaled adn should not be used in products that are areosolized.  It has been restricted in Japan.  It is considered to be an environmental toxin, a human allergen and immunotoxin.  With severe effects shown in some cases.  It is also a non-reproductive toxin with evidence suggesting liver toxicity.  

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 1990's 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 rumours, however.

CI 15985:  is a chemical colorant classed as a monoazo color.  It is considered to be of low toxicity.  It is not suspected of being an environmental toxin or a human toxin.  


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