Formaldehyde in Beauty Cream?

During the winter months, dry skin is a common problem.  Women, men, young, and old all can suffer from dry, flaky or even cracked skin. So, we reach for creams and lotions to ease the stiffness and redness and add some moisture.  But exactly what are you rubbing on your skin (the largest organ in your body)? Whether it is one of the older name brands like Jergens or Vaseline or the expensive department store beauty brand like Clinique or even the brands that are dermatologist developed like Lubriderm, you may be doing more harm than good.  You might be rubbing formaldehyde on your skin without even knowing it,  You can find formaldehyde  in embalming fluid and formaldehyde in beauty cream and other personal care products.

Formaldehyde in Beauty Cream as a Preservative

The problem is that moisturizers have to have water in them to work.  And anytime you have that much moisture, you run the risk of bacterial growth.  So, most manufacturers make their products “safe” by adding preservatives such as formaldehyde (gulp that’s embalming fluid folks), quarternium-15 (a formaldehyde releaser) or one of the parabens such as methylparaben or propylparaben.  Formaldehyde is such a great preservative that they use it to halt decomposition after death.  I’ll pass on being embalmed while still alive.  Parabens have been related to a host of cancers and have even been found present in breast cancer tumors.  I’ll pass on the parabens.

Paraben Free and Formaldehyde Free Beauty Cream

What I won’t pass up is Vanicream Skin Cream.  This super moisturizer is made by Pharmaceutical Specialities and is free of parabens, formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers, as well as other things to avoid like fragrance, masking fragrance, lanolin and dyes. It is available in a light lotion and a regular cream formulation.


I keep the 16 ounce pump size of the cream next to my bed. It’s great for rubbing on before you go to sleep. I keep another one in the bathroom to apply right after the shower, which is when dermatologists agree is the best time to apply your moisturizer.


The Lite Lotion is the perfect formulation for application to the face if you like a light moisturizer under your make-up.  Beware though, it does not have any sunscreen protection.  So skip the embalming fluid, antifreeze (look for propylene glycol), and cancer causing suspects and just moisture with Vanicream Skin Cream.  Your skin and the rest of your organs will be glad you did.

Wishing you the best of health

Cheryl Krause
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Getting Relief from Fall Seasonal Allergy

We all know it is not practical to stay inside constantly during the fall seasonal allergy time of year. Right now, the weather is turning cooler; and it is just too nice to say cooped up inside. Face it, if you go outside or if your doors or windows are open, you are going to be exposed to the fall seasonal allergy causing pollens. 

If you want to reduce your symptoms, you are going to have to reduce your exposure to fall seasonal allergy pollens.  These are mainly the ragweeds.

After pollen exposure, take a shower and wash your hair to remove the pollens that are on the outside of your body.  Then perform nasal irrigation to get rid of the pollens that have adhered to the inside of your nasal and sinus passages.  Many people use some type nasal sinus irrigation systems because studies show it works. (Read Complete Article)

We carry the the SinuPulse Elite® which is a revolutionary nasal irrigation system with patented technology that makes it the only device capable of delivering both an atomized pulsating mist spray and a pulsating cleansing irrigation. The one thing we really like about it is it is a drug free way of dealing with seasonal allergies and sinus problems that come with them. Our customers have been very happy with this unit and we think you will too.

Wishing you the best of health

Mike Krause
AllergyStore.Com – Serving our customers since 1989
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