It is not safe to buy commercial cosmetic products. Some are safe and work, but some don’t. Moreover, some of these products are very harmful.
Axe, which is a popular deodorant for men is on the list of harmful products.
Axe and the Real Effect
The marketing people at Axe would really make a man think that every women will fall for them if they used Axe. However, women are actually appalled by the smell of Axe.
Nevertheless, this is the least of our concerns.
The truth is, Axe contains a number of endocrine disruptors. These chemicals, which mimic the function of human hormones, confuse the body.
The Endocrine Society issued a statement in which they say that endocrine disruptors affect the female and male reproduction, prostate cancer, breast cancer and developments, thyroid, neuroendocrinology, cardiovascular endocrinology, obesity and metabolism.
However, this is just the beginning. Continue reading and find out more about all of the toxic ingredients in Axe products.
Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly
This is one of the active ingredients in Axe, the antiperspirant. It is applied on the underarms and provides 24-hour protection. However, it does more than that. The skin absorbs aluminum ions very easily. With time, the accumulation of those ions causes breast cancer, kidney damage, nerve damage and Alzheimer’s.
This is the ingredient that is responsible for the foam in some Axe ingredients. This ingredient connects with other chemicals that are present in cosmetic products and it produces nitrosamines, which are very carcinogenic. According to studies they are responsible for more than 40 types of cancer in humans and animals alike.
PPG-14 Bustyl Ether
If the underarms are unnaturally dry, there is a build-up of static cling. This ingredient is responsible for producing an environment which is less clingy. This is a paraben, which is found in 99% of all tissues in patients with breast cancer.
Furthermore, it is a toluene derivative, which is a chemicals class that are related with developmental and reproductive toxicity.
This is the ingredient which makes Axe to smell less rancid. This ingredient is an antimicrobial preservative, and it is easily broken down and absorbed by the body. When it is inside the body it damages the organs, and causes reproductive toxicity and cancer.
Watch this video and find out more about why it is important to be careful when using deodorants: