Jump to content
Acne.org
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
ItsMe16

I was browsing on google and came across this.....

http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/index.php

...and I got scared a little after realizing that many of the products I use may be cancerous. According to this retin-a ( listed as retonic acid ) has a high risk of causing cell mutation over time. What do you guys think? Is this reliable or is it just a bunch of bullshit to scare us.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think some of the information is helpful, but it seems that everything these days is carcinogenic. If it's not the ingredients in your skin care products, it's something else. I wouldn't worry about it too much. Also, I don't think the retin-a does promote cell mutation; it's supposed to increase cell turn-over. Even if it does mutate cells, I wouldn't worry about that either because your body cells are constantly regenerating. No worries! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^^^I agree. I wouldnt believe everything on that website, as everything we use and consume could be cancerous. Even after reading that, I would still continue to use Retin-A as its been highly researched upon and a proven product thats been around for a long time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
This website claims that Sodium Laureth Sulfate - the active ingredient in most shower soaps and shampoos - is a "moderate hazard". I also don't know how this website picks which studies it "chooses" to accept as credible. I wouldn't worry about getting cancer from Retin-A or BP. The sun's rays can mutate dna and cause burns yet it doesn't seem to be mentioned on this site.

Good point. I am not leaning completely towards that website but it has swayed me to purchase products with less chemicals and irritants, in hope that my vastly irritated face will bring itself to a calm state after repeated use of so much useless chemicals.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes


×