TOXIC TUESDAY INGREDIENT FOCUS: Cocamide DEA, TEA & MEA
WHAT IS IT? It is a viscous liquid, made by reacting the mixture of fatty acids from coconut oils with diethanolamine. It is used as a foaming and emulsifying agent to help thicken shampoo, body wash and facial cleansers. It offers no benefits to the skin!
HEALTH RISK: These three are hormone-disrupting chemicals & may form cancer-causing agents. They have been linked to miscarriages and inhibiting fetal brain development. They are easily absorbed by the skin and research indicates a strong link to liver and kidney cancer. There is also evidence that carcinogens form when Cocamide DEA is applied to the skin and in reaction with other ingredients.