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Making body products to maximize your health vs making body products that maximize profit. Alias "GREENWASHING"

Which of the following options sound good to you? I certainly pick my health. I wrote this article after seeing a commercial from Pantene Pro-V. The commercial introduced a new shampoo and conditioner called Nature Fusion.

I was curious to see if they were still putting poison (harsh chemicals) in their products and if consumers were still falling into the same trap.

Well, I had a look at the ingredients and oh boy!

Sodium Laureth Sulfate came up as the first listed ingredient. If you are not aware what Sodium Laureth Sulfate is. Sodium Laureth Sulfate is a detergent and surfactant also known as a foaming agent. SLES and SLS is used in shampoos, soaps, toothpaste and many more products that require foam. Shampoos that carry this ingredient cause direct damage to the hair follicle.

SLS and SLES causes permanent eye damage, skin damage and even liver toxicity. Any substance, be it lotion, water, or oil, once applied on the skin must be metabolized. Our skin absorbs whatever we apply on it. SLES cannot be metabolized by the liver.

Cosmetic Database (Skin Deep) gives it a moderate hazard with the causes of: Organ system toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure, irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) See. Another extremely high hazard rated by Cosmetic Database is Fragrance. Fragrance is a number 8 on a scale from 1 - 10 causing immune-toxicity, allergies, neurotoxicity and or harming the brain and nervous system.

On Pantene Pro-V's website they write about the Cassia they place in their new "Nature Fusion" line. They state Cassia helps to add an invisible layer to the hair for protection against damage (i.e brushing, blow drying, every day stress). So if SLES damages hair follicles what is the point or nature of adding Cassia if you will not have any healthy hair follicles to protect?

Please educate your self about products you are exposing your skin to. By educating your self and keeping away from these harmful chemicals you will live a healthy life and you will hinder the sickness of friends and family. Using chemicals are harmful to the environment and harmful to the billions of people on this planet and the future generations to come. When you use/rinse a Pantene Pro-V shampoo and or conditioner down the drain you will not only intoxicate yourself but you are intoxicating your friends, family and me.


Water, sign warningSodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Cocamide MEA, Cassia Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Cassia Tora Seed, Cassia Obtusifolia Seed, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Ginger Root Extract - Zingiber Officinale, Panthenol, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Citric Acid, Corn Starch, Sugar Cane, Dimethiconol, sign_warningFragrance, Sodium Benzoate, sign_warningDisodium EDTA, sign_warningPEG-7M, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, sign_warningMethylisothiazolinone, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Xylenesulfonate, sign_warningYellow 5, Orange 4.