Teflon® In Your What?!

Yes, Teflon in your cosmetics is sadly not uncommon.

In fact, I was cruising through the ingredient lists of the most popular eyeshadow palettes on the market recently… and bam – there it was!

PTFE = Polytetrafluoroethylene = Polyperfluoromethylisopropyl Ether = DEA-C8-18 = Perfluoroalkylethyl Phosphate = Teflon®

A bunch of creative names for the same toxic substance…

What’s the big deal?

According to the Campaign For Safe Cosmetics...
❌ Fluorinated compounds are ingredients built around the element fluorine, with properties similar to chlorine and bromine, which are common in flame retardant chemicals.
❌ PTFE is generated using another fluorinated compound, perfluorooctonoic acid (PFOA), which may leave residual amounts of PFOA in the final ingredient.
❌ Wide-ranging literature has linked PFOA to negative health effects. Including being a registered carcinogen, linked specifically to breast cancer, an endocrine disrupter, and developmental toxicant specifically for pregnant women and children.

❌ In addition, researchers have found evidence that exposures to fluorinated compounds may increase the carcinogenicity of other chemicals when exposures occur together.

I know many of the conscious mamas here adamantly avoid Teflon coated cookware… it’s important to adamantly avoid it in your skincare and cosmetics too!

I promise you will NEVER ever find this toxic substance in any of the recommendations found here!

You have my word ❤
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