Monday, August 11, 2008

Magic Shave Contains High Cancerous Chemical Rating

After doing some research on beauty products commonly used by African Americans that contain chemicals known to cause cancer, I learned that the product "Magic Shave" was high on the list. Magic Shave, distributed by Soft Sheen Carson, a leader in African American beauty products and manufactured by L'Oreal, rated 9 out of 10 for containing high cancer causing agents according to the website cosmeticsdatabase.

Ingredients in this product are linked to:
Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Violations, Restrictions & Warnings
Other concerns for ingredients used in this product: Neurotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns, Occupational hazards.

The dangers associated with the use of this product is of great concern to me because it is used frequently, in the head area (on the face), directly near the lymphnodes and has an "Enhanced Skin Absorption" rate.

I want to encourage men who use this product to stop and consult your physician. Also, check the cosmeticsdatabase website to learn the rankings of other products containing highly toxic chemicals.
Here are some links for shaving tips for black men:

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