Women use an average of 12 beauty products containing more than 125 unique chemicals every morning before they walk out the door, every day. Even worse: Only 11% of chemicals in personal care products in the U.S. have been assessed for safety.
PROPYLENE GLYCOL (PG): As a "surfactant" or wetting agent and solvent, this ingredient is actually the active component in antifreeze. There is no difference between the PG used in industry and the PG used in personal care products. It is used in industry to break down protein and cellular structure (what the skin is made of) yet is found in most forms of make-up, hair products, lotions, after shave- deodorants, mouthwashes and toothpaste.
The Food and Drug Administration did two studies that show that 27 out of 29 cosmetics, and that's a
lot, contain high concentrations of a substance called Nitrous Diethanolamine which causes cancer. Now this means what you put on your skin can actually contain a substance that causes cancer. Should you be concerned about it? I think so.