DID YOU KNOW?
New research shows that Parabens were found in 99% of breast cancer tissue samples Parabens are chemicals that serve as preservatives in antiperspirants and many cosmetics, as well as sun lotions. Previous studies have shown that all parabens have estrogenic activity in human breast cancer cells.
Propylene Glycol (PG) is a mineral oil found in automatic brake, hydraulic fluid, industrial antifreeze, paint, wallpaper stripper, stain removers and the list goes on. The Environmental Protection Agency considers Propylene Glycol so toxic that it requires gloves, clothing, goggles, and disposal by burying. PG is also found in deodorants, body lotions, body washes, hair conditioner, hair gel, creams, hand-wipes, lipsticks and many other cosmetics.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfates are used in car washes, garage floor cleaners, engine degreasers and 90% of personal- care products that foam.
Talc, commonly found in most pressed powders, some eye shadows, foundations, loose powders and talcum powders is closely associated with asbestos and is said to be carcinogenic. Women have used this product for feminine hygiene and it's been discovered to cause ovarian cancer. It is also linked to lung cancer.
Bismuth Oxychloride chemically resembles arsenic. Many women will experience itchiness when wearing products containing bismuth, most noticeably when they sweat. This can often lead to nasty rashes, redness, inflammation and severe acne. It can also cause Rosacea to flare.
Yellow #5, an approved artificial dye in the United States is banned in many European countries but is currently undergoing further testing for links to hyperactivity, anxiety, migraines, and cancer.
Triclosan is a chlorophenol that was developed as a surgical scrub for medical professionals. While the companies that manufacture products containing Triclosan claim it is safe, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has registered it as a pesticide. In combination with water, Triclosan can produce chloroform gas that when in inhaled, can cause liver problems, depression, and cancer.
Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), also known as Butylhydroxytoluene, is a lipophilic (fat-soluble) organic compound that is primarily used as an antioxidant food additive as well as in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, jet fuels, rubber, petroleum products, and embalming fluid. It is known to cause cancer in animals and disrupt the body’s hormone balance.
Petroleum has been found in breast tumors and is linked to the suffocation of the skin, premature aging, and aggravated acne. A study linking the petrolatum impurity polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons or PAHs to breast cancer was completed at Columbia University. The study indicates that breast tissue of women with breast cancer was 2.6 times more likely to have increased amounts of PAHs attached to their DNA than the breast tissue of women without breast cancer.
Dimethicone can make fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable. Dimethicone is a silicone oil made in a laboratory that forms a plastic-like barrier on the outside of the skin. This artificial coating traps everything under it—including bacteria, sebum, and impurities— which could lead to increased breakouts and blackheads.
The European Union Classifies Dibutyl phthalate, (DPB, pronounced thal-ate), as a suspected endocrine disruptor on the evidence that it interferes with hormone function, and is toxic to reproduction in that it may cause harm to an unborn child and impair fertility. Phthalates are used in nail polish and as fragrance ingredients in many other cosmetics, but consumers won't find these listed on the label.
Natural Beauty Without the cost to your health!
Being healthy is a way of life. From the food we eat to the products we put on our skin. Every day we are bombarded by hundreds of choices that have a huge impact on our well-being.
Now, more than ever, it’s a challenge to avoid toxic chemicals that are found in everything from food, cosmetics, household products, cookware, plastic, clothing, dentistry, air, water, and the list goes on.
Why is our society suffering from illnesses that barely existed 20 years ago like eczema, psoriasis, skin rashes, adult acne and severe allergies? Our systems are overwhelmed by all that we ingest internally and externally.
The most shocking truth that we have learned on our journey is that your skin absorbs more than 60% of what is applied topically; whether it’s your makeup, lotion, shampoo, soap, deodorant, etc. This means your pores are drinking up a toxic cocktail that goes directly into your bloodstream.
In order for you to truly be healthy, you must take charge and become your own advocate. If you are committed to making the necessary changes, then you should address the use of toxic chemicals in your life. We are here to help. Some changes are simple and others are complex, however, we can reassure you that taking one step at a time can have a great impact on your overall health and well-being.
WHAT NU EVOLUTION MEANS TO US
As consumers, you have an overwhelming number of choices, and the information we are sharing will no doubt impact your life.
NU EVOLUTION Cosmetics offers the sophisticated color palette in finishes and textures that you covet, wrapped in a fun, fashionable package that you deserve. It isn’t all about covering your flaws, even though we can; it’s about owning who you are. It’s not an age thing, it's an attitude!
NU EVOLUTION is more than just a name, it’s a movement. We want to empower women to take charge of their life and leave their old toxic world behind… Create a fabulous NU U!