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Today, Dove is the world’s number one cleansing brand. Their sales are over $2.5 billion U.S. a year, in over 80 countries, where countless girls and women began to feel more confident about their looks and bought the products of the company that supports their individual beauty.

 

Here are ingredients rampant in Dove products and what they truly can do to your body.

Methylisothiazolinone – Studies have found this chemical to contribute to neurodegenerative disorders and seizures. They are looking to conduct further research on this toxin.

Fragrance/Parfum is a common skin irritant and the leading cause of dermatitis from cosmetic use. Studies suggest that this is rising skin sensitivities.

Tetrasodium Edta is made from formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. Also, it is a penetration enhancer, meaning it dissolves the protective skin barrier, pathing the way for other toxins to sink into your tissue and perhaps even your bloodstream. Although the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel deemed this chemical “safe,” since it is not well-absorbed into the skin, they did suggest caution when mixing this preservative with other hazardous ingredients.

Sodium Tallowate – Vegans, cover your eyes! Sodium Tallowate, featured in the classic Dove Beauty bar, is derived from the fatty tissue of cattle. The FDA declared this additive to be safe, but according to them, GMOs are fine too.

Sodium Laureth Sulfate – About 16,000 studies testing the cumulative effect and long-term exposure of SLS linked it to:

  • Irritation of the skin and eyes
  • Organ toxicity
  • Developmental/reproductive toxicity
  • Neurotoxicity, ecotoxicology, endocrine disruption, and biochemical or cellular changes
  • Possible mutations and cancer

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