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Did you know Petrochemicals are lurking in many of your everyday cosmetics? In fact, chances are, you have at least a handful of products sitting in your bathroom right now containing these dangerous chemicals, and you didn’t even know!
There are a number of reasons why petrochemicals are bad for you. For starters, they’re made from petroleum, aka the same stuff that goes into our cars. Ick, right? They’re incredibly harmful to the environment and to humans.
One of the main side effects of petrochemicals is Endocrine Disruption. This is basically when something alters the fine balance of hormones in the body. One of the major disruptors is petrochemicals. These disruptions can cause cancerous tumors, birth defects, and other developmental disorders – any system in the body controlled by hormones can be affected by hormone disruptors.
If you’ve ever turned over an everyday cosmetic/skincare product and read the ingredients list, you’ll have noticed names such as propylene glycol, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, triclosan – and guess what? They’re all petrochemicals! Check out our list of 4 petrochemicals you should ALWAYS avoid below.