Ingredients

 

Tihana Luxury Skincare uses raw-natural ingredients in large concentration to maintain the purest level of nutrient and vitamin rich “Food” for your skin. The botanical formula used in “Tihana Miracle Cream” nourishes, protects, and soothes the skin. Our super-rich formula assists in renewing the skin cells back to health and vitality.  The preservatives we use in our cream are derived in Europe are not commonly used in North America. They are rated (GRAS) (Generally regarded as safe) by the FDA. 

While cosmetic products are manufactured for the benefit of our skin, they can sometimes lead to serious problems. This is mainly due to the presence of toxic chemicals in some cosmetic products. These chemicals are added to various cosmetic products to cut down the manufacturing costs. These types of products prioritize quantity and pricing over the quality. It is always recommended to go for a safer alternative while shopping for cosmetic products. A variety of harmful chemicals in these cosmetic products can be linked to various skin diseases that can also include skin cancer. We have compiled a list of harmful ingredients to avoid when purchasing your products and provide you with insight on some of these harmful ingredients and different implications which may result from their use.

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INGREDIENTS THAT SHOULD BE AVOIDED WHEN USING PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS:


Alkyl group:

Different members of the alkyl group, i.e. Methyl, Propyl, Butyl, and Ethyl Paraben are used to prevent microbial growth in the cosmetic products to extend shelf life. However, these chemicals have been found to cause skin allergies and rashes. Moreover, it has also been found that these chemicals can hinder the proper functioning of different body hormones. When we apply the products containing these elements, they enter the human body and accumulate in the fatty tissues. From there, they disrupt the normal hormone functioning of the body and can contribute to various diseases. A study of breast cancer cells has found that there is a significant proportion of these chemicals found in breast cancer cells.

Di and Tri ethanolamine:

These chemicals are generally utilized in the production of commonly used foaming agents. They have been known to cause skin and eye infections and are also the leading cause of hair and skin dryness. While these chemicals are only used in trace quantities, they can have negative effects if used long term 

Petrolatum:

This is one of the most widely used cosmetic products. Often referred to as petroleum jelly, this product is synthesized from different types of mineral oils. Contrary to the common belief, this cosmetic product has no benefit for the human body and does more harm than good to our skin cells. It can stop the proper functioning of the body’s’ own moisturizing mechanism and leads to skin dryness.

Diazolinyl and Imidazolidinyl Urea:

These urea compounds are used as preservatives. Recognized by the AAD (American Academy of Dermatology) as the leading cause of contact dermatitis, these chemicals when used in cosmetic products, release a very toxic chemical called formaldehyde. As a result, they are very harmful to the human health and should be avoided. These chemicals are often labeled with two trade names, i.e.  Germall II and Germall 115.

Sodium Lauryl:

Sodium Lauryl and its derivatives are used in low-quality shampoos products and other foaming agents. Derived from petroleum and being readily available, this chemical compound has strong foaming characteristics and is often labeled as “comes from coconuts”. It causes dandruff, skin rashes and allergies.

Propylene Glycol:

Propylene Glycol is formed by mixing vegetable glycerin with grain alcohol. Used under the names, PEG AND PPG, this chemical ingredient can cause allergic reactions, rashes, and hives.

PVP Copolymer:

It is also derived from petroleum products and is widely used in hair products such as hair sprays and styling aids. Although it is only used externally, it can be toxic to human lungs when inhaled. The particles in these chemicals can make their way into the human lungs.  

Steralkonium Chloride:

This chemical ingredient is a derivative of ammonia. Used in hair creams, gels and conditioners, it is highly toxic and can cause various allergic reactions. Although very cheap and highly effective, the products containing this chemical should be avoided.

Synthetic Colors:

As the name suggests, these colors are added to the cosmetic products, in order to improve their appearance and make them loom appealing. Labeled as FD&C, these colors have no benefits and can cause damage to the body. They contain carcinogenic elements and can be highly toxic to human health.

Synthetic Fragrances: Same as the synthetic colors, the synthetic fragrances are used in cosmetic products to add an appealing smell to them. Being highly toxic, they can cause skin rashes, dizziness, coughing, vomiting, irritations and headaches. With over 200 ingredient elements, they have many other negative effects and should be avoided.

Denatured Alcohol:

Used in various skin and hair products, such as shampoos, lotions, and hand washes, the denatured alcohol causes dryness and de-moisturizes the skin.

Fluoride:

Fluoride is basically a waste product from the fertilizer industry. It is mainly used in a water purifying process known as Water Floridization. Fluoride has a toxic value greater than lead, thus making it one of the most harmful chemicals for the human body. Use of Fluoride over an extensive period may cause osteoporosis.

Lead:

Although less toxic than Fluoride, lead can still pose a great threat to the human health if used regularly. It can lead to various health and reproductive problems and has been banned from use in various products. Lead is mainly used in lipsticks to improve shelf life.

Mineral Oil:

As the name suggests, this constituent product is extracted from minerals in the liquid form, i.e.:  Petroleum. We are already familiar with the adverse effects of the petroleum-based products and  mineral oil is no exception. It clogs the pores and affects the waste removal system of our body.

Petroleum Distillates:

Usually used in the production of lipsticks, chap sticks and mascaras, these distillates break down into various chemicals that can cause cancerous diseases. As the number of released chemicals is huge, these distillates can also cause liver and respiratory illnesses.  

Polyphenol:

Polyphenol are mainly used in the production of body washes and sprays. One of the main effects of the polyphenols is the increased infertility rate. While used for their characteristic smells and other features, they can slowly degrade the reproductive systems and thus can cause infertility.

Talc:

As many of our readers may already know, talc is used in baby products such as baby powders. It is known to contain high quantities of carcinogenic chemicals and compounds that can seriously compromise your health.

Zinc Oxide:

Zinc oxide is mostly used in creams and other skin products. It is highly toxic and can cause various respiratory diseases. Zinc oxide can also deteriorate the immune system, thus making our bodies more permeable to various diseases.

 

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