Are Toxic Ingredients Hiding in your Skin Care?

Did you know the majority of skin care lines, even those sold in plastic surgeons’ and dermatologists’ offices contain ingredients that are potentially carcinogenic and hormone disrupting?

Yes, even the most popular and well regarded skin care lines like Skinceuticals, Skinmedica, Obagi, and Neutrogena, contain certain products with potentially harmful chemicals.

As a plastic surgeon, I’ve been trained in how to help people look better. However, during my 10 years of training I received absolutely ZERO education on potentially toxic ingredients in skin care. That’s because most doctors (even dermatologists!) aren’t aware of the potential dangers lurking in the products we put on our skin. I had to do my own research and learn from holistic health practitioners to get this incredibly important information.

Consider that the European Union has banned over 1,000 potentially harmful ingredients in skin care products. What about the FDA here in the States? They have banned only 11. Eleven!

I can’t list all the harmful ingredients, but here are five of the worst ones that you should avoid:

1. Parabens (isopropyl, butyl, isobutyl, etc.) – These are used as preservatives in many skin care products. They can have hormone-altering effects and may even increase the risk of breast cancer.

2. Ethanolamines (DEA, TEA, MEA) – These have been linked to cancer when combined with other ingredients. DEA is banned in the European Union but not the United States.

3. BHA and BHT – These are used to extend shelf life. They are likely human carcinogens and hormone disruptors.

4. Phlalates (DBP, DEHP, DEP and others) – a class of plasticizing chemicals used to make products more pliable or to make fragrances stick to skin. Phthalates disrupt the endocrine system and may cause birth defects.

5. Polyethylene glycol (PEG compounds) – PEGs are widely used in cosmetics as thickeners and moisture-carriers. PEGs may be contaminated with ethylene oxide and 1,4-dioxane, which are both carcinogens.

Pretty scary, right?

So should you instead use organic, natural skin care products that actually reverse aging like YOUN Beauty? YES!

YOUN Beauty products do not contain harmful additives and preservatives, such as phthalates, parabens, and formaldehyde. They are cruelty free, great for all skin types, and made with natural ingredients. Check out everything we have to offer HERE!


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Episode #229– Intermittent Fasting – How to Lose Weight and Feel Great with Cynthia Thurlow – Have you tried intermittent fasting?

Also known as time restricted eating, this method of limiting the hours in which you eat has helped millions of Americans to lose weight, improve their brain function, and even de-age their bodies. But how should one do this, and exactly what benefits can you achieve?

Let’s dive deep into intermittent fasting. I’m joined by an expert in all types of fasting, and she teaches her patients and followers that intermittent fasting is a great option to improve your health and give yourself the body you’ve always wanted.

If you’re interested in intermittent fasting and how it can change your life, you’ve got to listen to this episode.

To learn more, listen HERE with Apple devices or HERE with Android phones.


Episode #228 – Why Calories Don’t Count – How to Lose Weight by Addressing Food Sensitivities with Dr. Debbie Bright – Are you one of the millions of Americans who want to lose weight but just can’t take those pounds off? Maybe you’ve tried multiple fad diets and nothing seems to work?

My friend Dr. Debbie Bright has some answers! She’s going to share her Seven Heavy Hitters – those foods which cause the most problems with food sensitivity and weight gain, why processed foods cause more weight gain than whole foods, introduce her “5 R” framework for rapid weight loss, and a whole lot more.

If you’ve tried many diets and don’t seem to be able to get rid of those unwanted pounds, then this episode is for you.

Listen HERE on Apple devices or HERE on Android.

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