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totalbeauty.com has an easy to follow, researched list of ingredients to avoid when buying beauty products. I know you’ve read these like a thousand times, and when you look at the ingredients list on a bottle of shampoo at the supermarket you can’t remember the bad ones.
Below, I’ve listed the bad ingredients by name, and attempted to make a memory devices to help us remember them. For example, I have Sodium Laureth down-pat now, because it bubbles like soda and laureth rhymes with death – Sodium Laureth – soda of death).
- Sodium Laureth (aka 1,4-Dioxane) found in your bubbling products. Remember, ‘soda of death’
- Phthalates found in deodorants. Remember, it rhymes with ‘pilates’ where you’re likely to use deodorant.
OK, so to be honest, I only came up with memory devices for those two. Here are the others. Can you help me out here?
Thimerosal in your mascara
Dibutyl Phthalate or DBP, Toulene, Formaldehyde in nail poilsh
Quaternium-15, DMDM Hydantoin, Imidazolidinyl Urea and Diazolidinyl Urea
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