Monday, July 11, 2011

Brazilian Peel Clear from Advanced Home Actives photo
I am so totally on Sephora's fishing list!  A new flyer just showed up in my inbox touting the benefits of something called Brazilian Peel Clear. Now that I use products with safe ingredients I don't even think about stuff like that.

I do however get a lot of feedback from you wonderful readers asking for the actual ingredients in the "latest and greatest" beauty products. Also... this was just the type of product I would have gone for big time before I realized I needed to detox and started checking ingredients.

Do I still need to say that the first step for me is always entering a product's ingredients into Skin Deep? Here's what I found when I did...

Brazilian Peel Clear
Data: Limited
Health ConcernHIGH
Product Typesacne treatment; exfoliant / scrub
Made byby
Data last updatedJuly 2011
 how to read the score
Sephora photo
Brazilian Peel Clear Weekly Acne Peel: Water, Glycolic Acid, Magaldrate, L-Arginine, Glycerine, Diethylene Glycol Monoethylene Ether, Euterpe Oleracea (Açaì) Oil, Triglycerides, Sodium Hydroxymethyl Glycinate, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance.

Acne Control Booster Pads: Ethyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium C14-18 Olefin Sulfate, Parabens, Polyethylene Glycol/Polypropylene Glycol 18/18 Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Glycolic Acid, Açai

Health Concerns of Ingredients:

About the ratings
Overall Hazardyes
Developmental & reproductive toxicityyes
Allergies & immunotoxicityyes
Use restrictions

Other HIGH concerns: Neurotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Miscellaneous, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Contamination concerns, Occupational hazards
Other MODERATE concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Other LOW concerns: Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Enhanced skin absorption

What makes this a Brazilian product or even associated with Brazil? Is it worth the hazard risk? Those are questions I can't answer. I'll never try a product with a hazard rating of seven (7).

Pictured below... a bona fide Brazilian product I like a lot more... 
Wikipedia photo