New research into the potentially dangerous chemicals we put on our skin
Take a look at this fascinating interview with Jacqueline Ireland on TV One’s Breakfast Show. (Click on the image to play or click here) In the interview, she explains that research undertaken by market research agency, Colmar Brunton reveals that many of us don’t know what could be harmful in terms of the ingredients we use on our skin everyday, including things like Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES).
The Colmar Brunton study of 1,103 Kiwis looked at their knowledge and use of products that touch their skin, such as laundry powders and skin care products. The results showed that while most (71 per cent) participants agree that the chemicals in these products can be more harmful than chemicals in food or drink, more than half wouldn’t know what those chemicals actually were. When it comes to home cleaning products, 57 per cent don’t know what ingredients they’d consider harmful, along with 63 per cent for personal care products and 50 per cent for baby products.