Polyethylene in cosmetics, is it safe?

Polyethylene is a cheap (plastic) chemical ingredient cosmetic manufacturers use to fill there product. The only thing cheaper is water, so some cosmetic manufacturers use it in their anti-aging product as well. Polyethylene is also a main component of Polyethylene Glycols, or PEGs.

The National Library of Medicine’s has done a study and they found evidence that Polyethylene is an immune system toxicant.

Do not use any an anti-aging product with polyethylene if you have a damaged skin. It can cause irritation and systemic toxicity.

Sources: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a603032.html

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