Study: this common ingredient found in moisturizers increased tumor growth by 200% – HealthyTipsAdvice

A new study has recently reported topical applications of moisturizers such as Dermabase, Dermovan, Eucerin Original Moisturizing Cream, or Vanicream could increase skin cancer risk.



According to the study, as reported by Green Med Info:
“The results indicate that several commercially available moisturizing creams increase the rate of formation and number of tumors when applied topically to UVB-pretreated high-risk mice. Further studies are needed to determine the effects of topical applications of moisturizing creams … in humans.”

Mineral oil is actually a derivative of petroleum, the same stuff you put in your car’s engine. Because it’s very viscous (slippery), many products use mineral oil as the main ingredient, as it allows the lotion to be spread easily across your skin. This despite the fact that it’s a known carcinogen!

The featured study, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, found that commonly used moisturizing creams containing mineral oil are tumorigenic when applied topically to UVB-pretreated high-risk mice. What this means is that these creams and lotions can increase the rate of which skin tumors form. 

The study tested four common skin lotions:

  • Dermabase
  • Dermovan
  • Eucerin Original Moisturizing Cream
  • Vanicream

Check out this video showing what mineral oil does to your skin!



But it gets worse. Mineral oil is also sometimes known by other names, so if you see any of the following ingredients in your topic skin care products, stay away:

  • Adepsine oil
  • Albolene
  • Baby oil
  • Drakeol
  • Lignite oil
  • Liquid paraffin/paraffin oil
  • Mineral seal oil
  • Petrolatum
  • White oil

Because your skin absorbs so much, we actually may receive far more chemical exposure from skin applications than from our food. Pretty scary huh?

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