Don’t mind the title, it’s the mini “feel good, I KNEW IT” moment I got this morning.
(C’mon, let me bask in it for lil bit, k?)
Was thinking, “Hmmmmmmm. What should I put on my lips?”
(I don’t think I even needed it. I just haven’t put any on in a while so I thought, **meh** why not?)
Then, the thought of, “What’s in these things anyways?”
Mmmmmmmmmm. Yummy chemicals.
A whole SHIT load, of yummy chemicals.
This sucker, which moisturizes phenomenally, and surprisingly well, doesn’t even list ingredients.
Fabulous! It was a sample handout thingy. Tastes good too.
Let’s do the Chapstick one since it lists some of it’s ingredients AND only has 3 to look up.
White Petrolatum 40.7%
What the other 48.3% is?
Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Fragrance, Isocetyl Stearate, Lanolin, Methylparaben, Microcrystalline Wax, Mineral Oil, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Linoleate/Oleate, Vitamin E Acetate.
Its primary use is in suncreens and other cosmetics to absorb UV-B and UV-A rays from the sun, protecting the skin from damage. It is also used to reduce the appearance of scars.
One study performed in 2000 raised safety concerns about octyl methoxycinnamate by demonstrating toxicity to mouse cells at concentrations lower than typical levels in sunscreens. However, a more recent study concluded that octyl methoxycinnamate and other sun screening agents do not penetrate the outer skin in sufficient concentration to cause any significant toxicity to the underlying human keratinocytes. Estrogenic effects were noted in laboratory animals at concentrations close to those experienced by sunscreen users and were also shown in test tube experiments. A study published in 2011 explored the effects of pre- and post-natal exposure to high doses of octyl methoxycinnamate in rats and showed, for example, that the testes weight and testoserone levels were significantly reduced in male rats.
An organic compound used in sunscreens. It forms colorless crystals that are readily soluble in most organic solvents.It is used as an ingredient in sunscreen and other cosmetics because it absorbs UVB and
short-wave UVA rays.
“Oxybenzone is a chemical in the family of benzophenones that is used in the vast majority of common sunscreens, as well as other skincare products, lip balm, etc. It is in the majority of sunscreens because of its ability to absorb and dissipate UV light, which causes sunburn and eventually skin cancers. Ideally, the chemical would simply sit on the skin and block sun rays until being washed off. Unfortunately, a study from the CDC suggests that the chemical is actually absorbed into our system, and can stay there for an unknown amount of time. The CDC randomly tested thousands of blood samples and found traces of benzophenones in 95 percent of the samples. It is certainly a scary thought that this chemical is being absorbed into our systems and causing unknown effects.”
I don’t use sunscreen unless I’m going to be stuck under STRONG sun for many hours.
I grew up in the Bahamas and grew up without sunscreen.
I find it quite unnatural to be putting chemicals on your body while your skin is baking under the sun.
I’ve always felt that you are basically cooking toxins into your body.
Which, by the paragraph above, seems to be what they are realizing now.
I’ve always felt that sunscreen had a link at INCREASING cancer, not decreasing and protecting from it.
I mean, think about it?
You can’t tell me, that when your skin cells are sizzling under the sun, that “stuff” you just lavished over
your body isn’t getting absorbed into your skin then into your bloodstream.
The shit’s just not natural man.
Our bodies aren’t supposed to take on stuff like that.
No wonder we’re all going cuckoo and getting sick.
WE aren’t natural anymore.
WE, essentially, are no longer human.
Get my angle?
Some sunscreens contain the vitamin A derivative retinyl palmitate
which speeds up the growth of cancerous cells in lab mice by as much as
21 percent when combined with sunlight.
When COMBINED with sunlight.
We already know that the FDA is a cash whore.
I like to call them the Fraud and Deception Administration.
Whatever will fill their pockets is what they will protect.
Maybe, like everything else, this whole PROTECT YOUR skin from the mean and evil UVs
is just another scare tactic to “BUY BUY BUY.”
Look, I just googled FDA and fraud. Guess I’m not alone. This is a list of names that
have been associated with the FDA. (Food and Drug Administration)
Faster Death to Americans
Failure to Defend Americans
Fact Distortion Agency
Fund Dubya’s Administration
Forever Drug Americans
Fraudulent Drug Approvals
Furtherment of Disease Alliance
Farcical Drug Authority
Federal Disinformation Association
Favoring Draconian Actions
Federal Drug Advocates
Facilitating the Drugging of America
Falsify and Distort Agency
Fatal Death Agency
Know your skin.
Naturally protect yourself from the sun, by staying OUT OF IT!
Take it in increments.
I dunno. It all just seems a little fishy to me…
and if I can, I like to avoid “extras” in my life
especially when it comes to voluntarily putting avoidable chemicals
on and in myself.
(Especially if they aren’t for entertainment or showing immediate and beneficial results)
Oh, I got sidetracked.
Yeah, I’m sure you HAVE noticed.
White petrolatum (petroleum jelly)
The raw material originated/was discovered on oil rigs.
Just the thing I want to put all over mis labios. (lips, sorry, I randomly bounce in and out of Spanish sometimes)
When I think about its consistency I start thinking of coconut oil.
Organic cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, organic ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, organic beeswax, coconut flavor, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, organic simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed wax, ammonium glycyrrhizate, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, organic prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, tocopherol and tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), triticum vulgare (wheat) germ oil, allantoin, glycine soja (soybean) oil
Seemingly much more “appetizing.”
I feel like going towards more products that you can almost eat.
So natural, you can ingest it.
I can feel myself falling into a new obsession.