PEGs are found in a variety of skincare products. Their role is to soften the skin as an emollient; to act as an emulsifier, which helps water-based and oil-based ingredients mix properly; and as a vehicle that helps the rest of the ingredients reach deeper into the skin. PEGs are also carcinogenic petroleum products which, in fact, actually disrupt the natural moisture balance of your skin. So, in addition to being bad in and of themselves, the penetration ability of PEGs also allow the other toxic ingredients in your products to reach deeper into your skin. Plus, PEG often come with their own toxic impurities. Want this stuff on and in your body?
Mineral oil, found in many skincare products, is another petroleum derivative that actually coats the skin and keeps it from breathing. The skin’s absorption and excretion functions are also slowed, as is the skin’s natural cellular development. Instead of being good for your skin, it causes premature aging instead. So, why use it? Unfortunately, many baby skincare products contain mineral oil.
Read your labels and look for mineral oil. Toss the bad stuff! Go clean!