Ever heard of a PEGs? Well, get ready to start looking more closely at the ingredients in your favorite skin care and makeup products.
Ingredient detective Ann Kaemingk is back on Inside the Women of Denver to tell us what PEGs are and why we should care. She explains that even many natural products which we think are good for our skin could actually be contaminated with carcinogens and other harmful ingredients. Eeek!
Even though PEGs on their own aren’t necessarily bad, the process they go through contaminates them. The scary thing though is that the reason they are in your ingredients in the first place is to enhance the penetration of other ingredients in the product. In theory it makes sense, right? But, if the PEGs themselves are contaminated and they’re in the presence of other harmful ingredients these toxins are penetrating your largest organ even deeper.
*Runs to cosmetics bag*