Buy commercial cosmetics can be a bit like the game. Some products work. Others do not. Some are bad for you. Some are really bad for you.
But fear not, my friends; the team of David Wolfe is on your side! We have written many articles on the dangers of cosmetic specific products and today we add another to the list ‘do not buy’:
Axe deodorant of the men folk.
The real Axe Effect
The Axe’s marketing people would have men believe that ‘the effect Axe involves having women flatter them after they have used the product. Er, not completely. Most women really hate the smell of Axe .
But the men who should be the least of our concerns with this product line.
You see, Machado sprays contain endocrine disruptors loads. These are chemicals that mimic human function hormone, which confuses the body. Regarding the exact nature of this mess, take a look at the following statement from the Endocrine Society:
“endocrine disruptors have effects on male and female reproduction , breast development and cancer, prostate cancer, neuroendocrinology, thyroid, metabolism and obesity, and cardiovascular endocrinology. ”
But this is just the beginning. Read on to learn more about specific toxic ingredients in Machado products.
Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gli
This is the active ingredient in antiperspirant Axe. He clings to the underarm wetness to provide protection 24 hours. That’s not all it does, though. You see, your skin easily absorbs aluminum ions . Over time, the accumulation of these ions can lead to nerve damage, kidney damage, Alzheimer’s disease and breast cancer.
Cocamidopropyl betaine is the ingredient that causes certain Machado foamy product. The problem with cocamidopropyl betaine which is it interacts with other chemicals in cosmetics and food to produce nitrosamines . Most nitrosamines are highly carcinogenic . Studies have shown that they cause more than 40 types of cancer in animals and humans.
Bustyl Ether, PPG-14
Oddly dried armpits tend to accumulate static cling. is where PPG-14 bustyl ether comes in to produce a less sticky environment. is a paraben , which if you read some of our other cosmetics , you know it can be found in 99% of all breast cancer tissue.
bustyl ether, PPG-14 is also a toluene derivative -. a class of chemicals linked to reproductive and developmental toxicity
No BHT, Machado would be very rancid smell . Even more rancid than it already does. You see, BHT is an antimicrobial preservative. The problem is that your body breaks down and absorbs BHT quite easily. Once inside, even at low doses the chemical causes organ damage, cancer and reproductive toxicity .
Have a look at the video below to learn more about the importance of being careful with deodorant.
What do you think the real Axe effect? Sounds ‘beautiful’, is not it? Instead of taking toxic chemicals to disinfect yourself, why not look for more natural options. Here are some of them:
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also make your own deodorant! Slide on over to this post to learn how.
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