❌ 1ère Opiniation 😠 📢 Roll-on Stop Imperfections Locales - CLARINS
This is because of the product ingredients.Here is the INCI list (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients = mandatory list of ingredients which has to be displayed on all cosmetics by decreasing %) of the Stop Imperfections Locales de Clarins (Blemish Control from Clarins): Aqua, Alcohol, Propylene glycol, Glycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated castor oil, Butylene glycol, Perfume / fragrance, Allantoin, Lamium album extract extract, Triclosan, Gaultheria procumbens Hazel), water, Iris florentina root extract, Zinc sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic acid, Hexyl cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl benzoate, Alpha isomethyl ionone, Butylphenyl methylpropional, Citral, Geraniol, Citronellol [V1284C] I put the ingredients list into "The NO list" database. Several bad ingredients have been identified.
But the main ingredient that revolted me was TRICLOSAN.Triclosan, if that does not speak to you, is what the UFC (french association that defends consumers rights) says this thing when publishing its great study pinning 185 cosmetic products with undesirable ingredients: "This potent antibacterial agent was still widely used a few years ago and has since been shown to be an endocrine disruptor in many ways, not only on estrogen hormones but also on thyroid function. Double penalty for some big brands, fortunately more and more rare, which prefer to veil their face. " It serves as an antibacterial in cosmetics. It is mainly found in toothpastes but it can be found in deodorants, mouthwashes and ... intimate cleansers, among others. This is the kind of ingredient that in my opinion should not be anywhere, in NO cosmetic product at all. But still less in a product intended for fragilized skins, damaged by acne and especially combined with a "big" amount of alcohol (alcohol promotes the transcutaneous penetration of certain cosmetic ingredients)! I mean by "big" that it is not a small percentage for the purpose of using alcohol as a preservative but given its place in the list, it is in order to use it for its astringent and antibacterial properties. I'm tired of having ingredients like Triclosan in my skin and body, especially when there are non-hazardous ingredients that fulfill the same function (Triclosan is banned in organic cosmetics). I do not understand why industry continues to use such an ingredient and how legislators can allow that ...
As for Butylphenyl Methylpropional, perfuming substance, which in 2015 was declared by the European Committee of Scientific Experts as "not safe" for human health. That's it.I also made you the list of ingredients seen by "The Truth about Cosmetics", the website is very well done, you look for an ingredient and it displays it with a smiley note (green when it's good, yellow When it is average and red when it is bad), the origin of the ingredient (chemical, natural...) and its purpose (emollient, solvent, preservative ...). You can add the ingredients to each other to create a list of decrypted ingredients! Personally, I based "the NO list" on the bad ingredients of this website (and my personal researchs). Click here to see the list (You will notice that at the time I made this list, butylphenyl methylpropional was rated "satisfactory" whereas it is now downright "not recommended"). The problematic ingredients are:
- PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil = insufficient
- Triclosan = not recommended
- Phenoxyethanol = insufficient
- Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone = middling
- Butylphenyl Methylpropional = Not Recommended
19 September, 2017