We buy commercial cosmetic products on a daily basis, but numerous of them can be dangerous to health, as they are loaded with harmful chemicals.
Today, we are going to warn you about the use of a popular deodorant for men, Axe.
The effects of these deodorants are advertised to be able to make men attractive to women. Yet, most women actually hate its smell! However, the biggest concerns are not related to this, but to the effects of this deodorant to our health and wellbeing.
These sprays are loaded with endocrine disruptors, which imitate the function of the human hormones and thus confuse the body.
This is the explanation from the Endocrine Society:
“Endocrine disruptors have effects on male and female reproduction, breast development and cancer, prostate cancer, neuroendocrinology, thyroid, metabolism and obesity, and cardiovascular endocrinology.”
However, the Axe products contain even more dangerous ingredients:
Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly
This is the active antiperspirant ingredient, which clings to the underarm to prevent wetness within the next 24 hours. Yet, the skin easily absorbs aluminum ions, so they accumulate over time and cause breast cancer, nerve damage, kidney damage, and Alzheimer’s.
BHT is an antimicrobial preservative, but it is easily absorbed into the skin, and then causes cancer, organ damage, and reproductive toxicity.
Cocamidopropyl betaine is responsible for the foamy nature of some Axe products. However, it interacts with other chemicals and creates nitrosamines, most of which are detrimental to health as they are extremely carcinogenic. Researchers state that they cause more than 40 types of cancer in animals and humans alike.
PPG-14 Bustyl Ether
If the armpits are kept unnaturally dry, they tend to accumulate static cling, and this paraben reduces it. However, it can be found in 99% of all breast cancer tissue.
It is also a member of the group of toluene derivatives, which contains chemicals which are related to reproductive and developmental toxicity.
Hence, in order to prevent any adverse effects and still smell fresh and nice under the armpits, you can find some natural deodorant recipe and make your own, homemade one, or try some other ways to deodorize the body.
- Dr. Clark’s Zinc Deo
- Lafes Twist-Stick Deodorant
- Green Tidings Deodorant
Other included sources linked in David Wolfe’s article: