The Average Woman Before 8:30am

Shopping isles and pharmacies are lined with row upon row of beauty products.. there’s a product for anything and everything you could ever want… probably a range of products actually.

And most of us have bathrooms and cupboards overflowing with lotions and potions – creams, balms, shampoos, masks, concealers, powders and the list goes on.

But what’s in all of these products and what exactly are be putting on our bodies each and every day?

Here’s a list of what the average woman could be applying before 8:30am…based in a random selection of common/well-known products.

Ready? 

Let’s have a look…

Toothpaste: Sodium Fluoride 0.24% (0.15% w/v Fluoride Ion), Triclosan 0.30%, Water, Hydrated Silica, Glycerin, Sorbitol, PVM/MA Copolymer, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Flavor, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Propylene Glycol, Carrageenan, Sodium Saccharin, Titanium Dioxide.

Body Wash: Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Lauroyl Glycinate, Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil or Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, DMDM Hydantoin, Stearic Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Citric Acid, BHT, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylisothiazolinone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.

Shampoo: Water, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Citrate, Cocamide Mea, Sodium Xylenesulfonate, Dimethicone, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Polyquaternium-76, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Panthenol, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.
Conditioner: Water, Stearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Bis-Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Fragrance, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Benzyl Alcohol, Disodium Edta, Histidine, Panthenol, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.

Face Wash: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Fragrance, Mannitol, Phenoxyethanol, Menthyl Lactate, Cellulose, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Menthol, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylparaben, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Retinyl Palmitate, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Triethyl Citrate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Talc. May also contain sodium hydroxide.

Toner: Water, butylene glycol, PEG-4, polysorbate 20, oleth-30, sodium chloride, methylparaben, propylparaben, disodium EDTA, fragrance, ceteth-15, benzalkonium chloride, panthenol, glycereth-26, sodium PCA, choleth-15

Face cream: Water/Eau, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Petrolatum, Cyclopentasiloxane, Stearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Peg-100 Stearate, Fragrance/Parfum, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Edta, Dmdm Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Mdm Hydantoin, Red 4.

Body Cream: Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride Helianthus Annuus ( Sunflower) Seed OilIsohexadecane Sorbitol ( Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate) Carbomer Sodium Acrylate/ Sodium Acryloydimethyl Taurate CopolymerPolysorbate 80Sorbitan monooleate Xanthan Gum Cetyl Alcohol Glyceryl StearateGlyco Stearate Stearamide Stearic Acid TriethanolamineTitanium Dioxide Silk Powder Hydrolyzed Silk Sodium benzoateImidazolidinyl Urea Potassium sorbate Cyclopentasiloxane Cyclotentasiloxane Cyclohentasiloxane Dimethiconol Dimethicone Methylparaben Phenoxyethanol Propylparaben Sodium PCA Potassium lactate UreaCollagen Amino Acids Lactic acid Fragrance ( perfume)Isomerized Linoleic Acid Water ( Aqua)

Deodorant: Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly (15.2%). Purpose: Antiperspirant. Inactive Cyclopentasiloxane, Stearyl Alcohol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ppg-14 Butyl Ether, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Peg-8, Fragrance (Parfum), Dimethicone, Silica, Polyethylene, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Steareth-100, Bht, Hydroxyethyl Urea.

Right, we’re clean and dressed – now it’s time for makeup

Foundation: Aqua/Water/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Talc, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Silica Silylate, Sodium Pca, C12-15 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Bispeg/Ppg-14/14 Dimethicone, Amodimethicone, Laureth-7, Lecithin, Tribehenin, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Trihydroxystearin, Dimethiconol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Parfum/Fragrance, Xanthan Gum, Propylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Carbonate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Laureth-4, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Sodium Sulfate, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Geraniol, Bht, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol. [May Contain/Peut Contenir/+/-: Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci77499)].

Face Powder: talc, dimethicone, silica, polymethyl methacrylate, zinc stearate, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, diisostearyl malate, hexyl laurate, triethoxycaprylylsilane, aluminum hydroxide, titanium dioxide, Phenoxyethanol, allantoin, dichlorobenzyl alcohol, magnesium stearate, mica, ci 77891, ci 77492, ci 77491, you 77499

Blush: Talc, Polyethylene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Magnesium Stearate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Ptfe, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Methylparaben, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, [May Contain/Peut Contenir/+/-: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides ( CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), D&C Red No. 6 Barium Lake (CI 15850), D&C Red No. 7 Calcium Lake (CI 15850), D&C Red No. 30 Aluminum Lake (CI 77360), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Carmine (CI 75470)].

Mascara: Water, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Montan Wax, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Acrylates Crosspolymer, C12 16 Alcohols, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Retinyl Palmitate, Microcrystalline Wax, Lecithin, Palmitic Acid, Cera Carnauba, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Methylparaben, Disodium Cetyl Phenyl Ether Disulfonate, Ethylparaben, Panthenol, Propylparaben, PPG 26 Buteth 26, BHA, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Arginine (L Arginine Hydrochloride), Hydrolyzed Keratin, Butylparaben, Apigenin, Caffeine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Oleanolic Acid, Biotinoyl Tripeptide 1, Biotin, Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), D&C Black 2 (CI 77266), Ultramarines (CI 77007)

Lip Balm: Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Isopropyl Myristate, Petrolatum, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Polyethylene, Ozokerite, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Shea Butter, Diisostearyl Malate, Candelilla Cera / Candelilla Wax / Cire De Candelilla, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Parfum / Fragrance, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alumina, Aroma / Flavor, Silica, Isopropyl Palmitate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Limonene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Benzyl Benzoate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Aluminum Hydroxide, Citral, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Tin Oxide, Geraniol, Eugenol, Aloe Barbadensis Extract / Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Mel / Honey / Miel, Calcium Pantothenate, Ascorbic Acid, Dimethicone, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen. May Contain: CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, MICA, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 15850 / Red 7, CI 45380 / Red 22 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake. CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 75470 / Carmine].

Before 8:30am.

Alhamdullilah, Allah has created out bodies with the amazing capacity to eliminate toxins and waste products but we also have to do out part.

Bombarding our systems each day with dozens of chemicals, many of which contain potential hormone disruptors (Gray 1986, Schreurs 2004, Gomez 2005, Veldhoen 2006), carcinogens, allergens, skin irritants, formaldehyde-releasing preservatives and neurotoxins adds to the total toxic load that our body is already dealing with and it's vital that we do our part in avoiding harmful chemicals and making safer choices.

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What are the options? 

Alhamdullilah, there are several ways we can make safer choices when it comes to body products and cosmetics, reducing the risk that we and our families have of toxic exposure.

Here are 5 Simple you can make safer choices for you and your family.

If you're up for making your own amazing facial cleanser, try these natural cleansing grains! They take 2-3 mins to make, cost less than a Latte and are amazing to use. I love them!  

Author: Kate Hepburn, Nutrition Consultant and Founder of Healthy Muslimah


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