Blacklisted Ingredients

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Homosalate (HMS)

A UV filter used in sunscreens and skincare with SPF to protect from short-wave UVB rays. It penetrates the skin and has been found in mother’s milk. Studies have shown that it may be a weak hormone-disruptor. More studies are needed to determine its long-term health effects on humans. 




Sources:


http://www.safecosmetics.org/get-the-facts/chemicals-of-concern/homosalate/


https://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_risk/committees/04_sccp/docs/sccp_o_097.pdf


https://www.ewg.org/sunscreen/report/the-trouble-with-sunscreen-chemicals/#.WrvtDGaZPOQ


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22612478


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15063329


http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/opinions/sccnfp_opinions_97_04/sccp_out145_en.htm



Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone is  used in skin-lightening cosmetic products. It is also an impurity of synthetic tocopheryl acetate or tocopherol (vitamin E) synthesized using methylhydroquinone. While it has been classified as a carcinogen, in vitro and in vivo studies show that it exhibits some mutagenic properties. Hydroquinone is banned in the European Union.



Sources:


http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10915810290169819


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18027166


http://www.safecosmetics.org/get-the-facts/chemicals-of-concern/hydroquinone/


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