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PEGs in Your Cosmetics? Why & How to Avoid #NaturalBeauty #ToxicIngredients

PEGs in Your Cosmetics? Why & How to Avoid #NaturalBeauty #ToxicIngredients

PEGs are a mixture of chemical compounds and include such ingredients as propylene glycol and polyethylene glycol. While PEGs refers to a group of chemical names, PEG is actually an abbreviation for polyethylene glycol. Polyethylene is a commonly used plasticizer. Add glycol and it becomes a viscous liquid used for a variety of reasons in cosmetic products. PEGs are added to beauty and personal care products as emulsifiers (to keep the product from separating), emmolients (to soften the skin), and surfactants (to make a product foamy). They are also known penetration enhancers, allowing other ingredients and environmental toxins to more easily absorb into the skin . Another reason to avoid PEGs, other than that you can find perfectly effective and safe emulsifiers, emmolients, and surfactants in natural ingredients…they are often contaminated with such nasties as 1,4-Dioxa...

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