Have you ever looked at the “ingredients”on a Kleenex Box? Here are the ingredients in the “regular Kleenex with Aloe”.
In the standard “anti-viral” or “aloe” Kleenex Brand tissues, you’ll find an overwhelming list of harmful, strange and toxic ingredients such as:
- Citric Acid
- Sodium Laurel Sulfate (SLF)
- Mineral oil (Paraffinum Liquidum)
- Stearyl Alcohol
- Isopropyl Palmitate
- Tocopherol Acetate
Petrochemicals contain neurotoxins which damage the nervous system. Mineral oil forms a film on the surface of your skin that can not be absorbed, thereby blocking the pores and the skin’s natural respiration. It traps dirt and bacteria and blocks the absorption of vitamins/minerals/botanicals that may be in a product. John Hopkins University named mineral oil in cosmetics and moisturizers as the number two cause of aging (first being direct exposure to sun). It may also cause allergic reactions and dryness, as well as promote acne and other skin disorders. The Chalkboard Mag
Ceresin, Steryl Alcohol, Isoporpyl Palmitate:
Isopropyl palmitate can cause skin irritations. IPP use, especially in products that also contain synthetic alcohol and isopropyl alcohol, can cause a number of potential skin problems, including acne and dermatitis.
Sodium Laurel Sulfate
This chemical is a foaming agent detergent. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is known for being an irritant to the eye and skin. It may also form into a carcinogen when combined with other toxic chemicals.
The study found SLS to cause “…severe epidermal changes to the area of the skin of mice to which it was applied” and the study called for further studies to assess potential tumor-enhancing activity of the chemical.
Chlorine Bleach is a strong corrosive material. It will irritate the eyes, skin and the respiratory tract by just inhaling the gasses. When this happens a poisonous gas is released that can cause bloody noses, neurological disorders, headaches and even death. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found dioxin (a toxic byproduct of chlorine) to be 300,000 times more potent as a carcinogen than DDT.
Better Tissue Options
Green Forest Facial Tissues have no extra ingredients and are:
- 100% Recycled Paper
- Minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content
- Soft & Absorbent
- Economical to Buy
- Whitened Without Chlorine
Credits:Anya V, source