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Potentially Toxic Cosmetic Ingredients

Today, many ingredients used in cosmetic products are considered harmful. Some contribute to the development of cancerous cells while others cause allergies. You will find these ingredients in deodorants, perfumes, shower gels, toothpastes and sometimes even in soaps. Here is a list of ingredients that have recently been blacklisted:

  • Aluminum
  • Dyes
  • Formaldehyde
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate
  • Nitro and polycyclic muscs, nitro-aromatics, macrocyclics
  • Paraffin
  • Perfumes, fragrances
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Phthalates (dehp, bp)
  • Silicone (dimethicone)
  • Parabens (methylparaben or methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate; ethylparaben or ethyl 4-hydroxybenzoate; propylparaben or propyl 4-hydroxybenzoate; isopropylparaben, butylparaben, isobutylparaben, benzylparaben)
  • Polyethylene glycol (peg, polyoxyethylene, or peox)
  • Sulfates
  • Triclosan


One of our beauty consultants at Uniprix Jacques De Laganière will be able to guide you to the products and brands that respect certain recommendations regarding chemical composition.


Are You Using the Right Skin Products?

When you use dermo-cosmetic products, you should choose those that are best adapted to your skin type. The specialists at Uniprix Jacques De Laganière have the expertise and the equipment necessary to analyse your skin and advise you on your choice of product.


Skin Analysis

For an analysis, all you have to do is stop by our dermo-cosmetic centre. A consultant will perform a complete analysis to diagnose your skin in order to target the products that are best suited to your specific needs.


Professional Consultation

During the consultation, our consultant will talk to you a bit more about your skin and its moisture levels. She will use a hydrometer with a dermoanalyser to test your skin. This professional tool is also equipped with a videomicroscope, which can magnify cutaneous tissue 30 times and show the upper and lower layers of the skin. This makes it possible to determine and detect:

  • Skin type
  • Skin texture
  • Dilated pores
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Patches of dry skin
  • Spots of pigment
  • Dilated capillaries
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