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Fao: Labgirl (Or Anyone Who Knows About Ingredients)

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Hey,

So I'm wondering if these ingredients are bad. I looked up the ones I could find, but some I couldn't see listed in the databases on bad ingredients.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: OCTINOXATE 7.50% [] TITANIUM DIOXIDE 3.00%

INGREDIENTS: WATER (AQUA PURIFICATA) PURIFIED [] PHENYL TRIMETHICONE []

BUTYLENE GLYCOL [] PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAOCTANOATE [] SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS

(JOJOBA) SEED OIL [] PETROLATUM [] BIOSACCHARIDE GUM - 1 [] STEARETH-21 []

GLYCERYL STEARATE [] SODIUM HYALURONATE [] TOCOPHERYL ACETATE [] POLYMETHYL

METHACRYLATE [] MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE [] ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN [] CETYL

ALCOHOL [] ACRYLAMIDE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE COPOLYMER [] PEG-12

DIMETHICONE [] ISOHEXADECANE [] LECITHIN [] XANTHAN GUM [] STEARETH-2 []

POTASSIUM STEARATE [] CITRIC ACID [] FRAGRANCE (PARFUM) [] LIMONENE []

LINALOOL [] BENZYL SALICYLATE [] POLYSORBATE 80 [] DISODIUM EDTA [] BHT []

SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE [] PHENOXYETHANOL [] METHYLPARABEN [] PROPYLPARABEN

[] BUTYLPARABEN [] ISOPROPYLPARABEN [] ISOBUTYLPARABEN [] [+/-(MAY

CONTAIN) TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) [] IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI

Thanks so much!!

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I'm a strong believer in almost all synthetic chemicals being bad, but I can definitely tell you that added fragrance is definitely bad. My skin breaks out any time I use anything with an added synthetic fragrance. As well I notice there are lots of different parabens in this list, which are generally regarded as bad for the skin.

I would not even consider using any of the following:

STEARETH-21, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, PEG-12 DIMETHICONE, STEARETH-2, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, BENZYL SALICYLATE, POLYSORBATE 80, BHT, PHENOXYETHANOL, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, BUTYLPARABEN, ISOPROPYLPARABEN, ISOBUTYLPARABEN, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), OCTINOXATE.

These chemicals all receive a moderate hazard rating on the skindeep database, many of them even receive a 6, only one hazard point away from being considered a high hazard ingredient. I would worry that these ingredients could cause more harm than good for your skin, and wouldn't want to risk it personally.

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Thanks for your response!

I'm not crazy about the fragrance either. I don't know why they think that's necessary, but I guess it's because so many people bitch when it smells like anything other than flowers or perfume.

Do you think those ingredients are just plain bad for the skin/body to absorb or that it will cause breakouts?

I wish I could find something harmless but looks good. I have scars so I need to wear makeup. MMU breaks me out and I'm also allergic to something in all of them...grrr.

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I hate the whole fragrance thing. I have a friend who makes his own soap, and he uses essential oils to add a fragrance which I think is awesome. Patchouli oatmeal is unreal.

I think that first of all these ingredients are bad for the body to absorb, and I wouldn't doubt that they could cause breakouts. I was using a fairly natural cleanser, but have recently switched to an all natural approach and I found that works even better. UMF 16+ manuka honey and chamomile lavender tea as a toner. I as well have scars, and this has been helping to fade them too! I loved my Korres brand white tea cleanser while I was using it. I only switched because I decided to give up all synthetic chemicals.

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I actually don't really wear makeup, but due to the consistency I don't think it would work very well. Occasionally I wear mascara, which I use jojoba oil to remove. I bet you could use jojoba as a makeup remover for skin makeup as well. I have heard of people using EVOO as well to remove makeup. I wanted to start using the manuka in my tea as well actually, but it's so gosh darn expensive. I have just been drinking a locally harvested raw organic honey in my tea, I like the taste better than manuka as well, I find manuka honey has somewhat of an antibacterial taste almost.

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I love it in my tea or even just with hot water. I once put it on toast. I really like things with a strong taste though.

Jojoba straight breaks me out. I used EVOO to remove eye makeup a few weeks ago and it gave me a bunch of bumps around my eyes. Oils straight = major problems for me. They can be in products lower on the list, but not straight.

I could try the manuka in the am, but like you said, it's so frickin' expensive!

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It really is expensive! That's a good idea though. My skin's gotten to the point now where I'm happy enough with it that I can go without makeup for the day. I work in a clothing store that embraces the "natural" approach, so I'm not required to wear it for work. Also the manuka honey looks cheaper online, I paid about $40 for my little jar of UMF 16+.

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So expensive. I just got a really good deal on one about a month ago for like $30. Still expensive and the jar is small like you said.

I think eventually I'll try it in the am, but I can't right now because I've recently changed a lot of things and I won't know what's not working or working.

My acne is gone, but I have scarring (the indented kind) so I need makeup.

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