Beauty accompanied with Disease: Health risk of sulfites in cosmetic industry Sulfites in cosmetic industry: a friend or a foe? Unravelling the health hazard mystery of sulfites in cosmetic industry

Sulfites represent a group of chemicals [such as sodium and potassium sulfites, bisulfites, metabisulfites and sulphur dioxide (SO2)] and are widely used as a preservative/ additives in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry. Sulfites react with water and cause release of sulfur dioxide gas, an unpleasant gas that can trigger broncho-constriction and breathing difficulties. Clinical symptoms … Continue reading

Studies / Toxic Ingredients

Ethanolamines are toxic to sea life

A recent study by The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University Venice , in Venice Italy revealed that monoethanolamine, triethanolamine , and diethanolamine(MEA,TEA,and DEA)have the potential to be toxic to sea life depending on the concentrations of exposure. I wonder how this relates to nonammonia haircolors with ethanolamines being dumped down someone’s drain..especially salon … Continue reading

Toxic Ingredients

Do Your Homework

It’s interesting how some companies disguise ingredients, or don’t list them at all. Recently I noticed a company advertising organic propanediol to replace propylene glycol. This is a propylene glycol derivative, derived from the element CARBON and according to The National Cancer Institute as well as other studies, this chemical may cause broad systemic toxicity … Continue reading


New Study Reveals Exposure to Ethanolamines results in increased incidence of asthma

A recent study by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, published in the Journal of Occupational Medicine London reveals that people who clean professionally have a higher incidence of asthma. What does this have to do with hairstylists? Well the chemical in many cleaning products called ethanolamine is what is causing the asthma with repeated … Continue reading