If you use anti-aging face cream or other similar products, beware...

@dragon54u (31406)
United States
March 20, 2012 10:10am CST
The FDA has linked mercury poisoning to some skin products make outside the USA. Read this article, please: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm294849.htm Mercury poisoning is very serious and not worth the years these creams can take off your face and body. Read the labels carefully before buying and before you buy any skin product please read the ingredients. I thought I would warn my myLot friends in case y'all haven't seen this article or read anything about it yet. I don't use these products but I know that many women do and some men do, too.
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@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
20 Mar 12
That's not the only danger in some skin creams; http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/16425
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@dragon54u (31406)
• United States
20 Mar 12
Dear God, just what we need--another rationalization to kill unborn babies.
@almond24 (1251)
• Hungary
20 Mar 12
Oh my!! I heard about placenta masks, but never about this. Horrible
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@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
20 Mar 12
I have often heard this; just today I searched a little on it. I don't suppose companies here in the US would want to let that out in the news if they were doing it. The company in that article is Swiss. What I had heard is; if it says on the label, just collegen, you are safe. If it says animal collegen it may be fetal. I have been careful to only buy plant collegen in lotions because of this rumor. I don't want to take any chances. It is a repugnant thought and I am sorry if my relating it upset either of you.
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@Mashnn (4503)
21 Mar 12
This quite scaring but unfortunately it is very hard to know the right cream coz even the one that look good can have some chemicals in excess. The best thing is to stay natural but our skin would tend to be so dry. I really cannot think of a better way to prevent problems when it comes to cosmetics.
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@dragon54u (31406)
• United States
21 Mar 12
Moisturizers are pretty cheap and do more good for your skin than the anti-aging creams. Those creams are mostly hype and lies where moisturizers will keep your skin supple and prevent wrinkles. After all, wrinkles appear because the skin is dehydrated for the most part. Unfortunately, most people believe the hype of the anti-aging creams and they usually don't work or give minimal results. People would save so much money if they would just accept and embrace the aging process.
@Mashnn (4503)
23 Mar 12
Unfortunately, most people are willing to spend a fortune when it comes to cosmetics. It is true that most anti wrinkles creams are just but over exeggerated their effects.
@GreenMoo (11842)
21 Mar 12
Why on earth would they put mercury in skin creams? It´s just illogical to put something which is well known to be harmful in something intended to be used on the body. Every day I am convinced a little more that the world is going mad.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
21 Mar 12
Actually, I do know the answer to the question ´why´ already. Money.
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@dragon54u (31406)
• United States
21 Mar 12
Yes, money would be the reason as it is for nearly every bad thing in this world--greed is the source of all the world's problems. My mom always told me never love anything that can't love you back.
• China
21 Mar 12
Thank you for sharing it with us!For something,if you don't pay attention to it,you are in the dark;the moment you do or learn of it,you get a start.Before now,maybe few people know those products contains mercury.I have never used anti-aging products.Not that I know those products have something poisonous in them but that I never believe that they do their work.Normally our skin grows wrinkled with age.There is no need for me to use them, it isn't worth the trouble.
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@dragon54u (31406)
• United States
21 Mar 12
You're right, most of them are useless and don't do what they promise. Skin does wrinkle normally as our pores dry up. We get wrinkled because the skin is not properly hydrated. While there is nothing wrong with wrinkles, if you would really like to reduce them a good moisturizer will do wonders and they are fairly cheap. I personally don't mind my own wrinkles but many people prefer not to have them so the face cream business makes a lot of money.
• China
22 Mar 12
Yes,our pores produce less liquid material with age.However,I usually put on my face with something that protects it from being chapped in winter.
@almond24 (1251)
• Hungary
20 Mar 12
Thank you for warning us! Fortunately I don't use these products and not planning to put any suspicious anti-aging cream on myself... I just had my mercury amalgam fillings removed from my teeth and have no idea why they put mercury in the creams. It's very poisonous and can't imagine that it would have any positive effect... they don't know where to put their hazardous waste
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@dragon54u (31406)
• United States
20 Mar 12
I don't use them either but millions of people do, mostly women. I'm puzzled that it hasn't been widely publicized. That's a cute little animal in your avatar. It looks a little like the brown squirrels we have here in the U.S. What is it, is it native to Europe?
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@almond24 (1251)
• Hungary
20 Mar 12
It's a baby red squirrel A close relative to your brown squirrels think. They are native and common in Europe, maybe except in the UK. I see them a lot in every park, they are adorable!
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@sid556 (31018)
• United States
20 Mar 12
Thanks for the warning,Dragon! I don't use them and always thought anything that promised anti aging or skin fading was just a gimmick anyway. I'll pass this on to my friends that might possibly use these things.
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@sid556 (31018)
• United States
20 Mar 12
I once read that baby lotion is the best moisturizer ever and it's cheap. Makes sense really.
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• Philippines
21 Mar 12
Yes, most of beauty products have harmful chemicals that might result chronic disease. That's why I have advised my wife to try new product that does not caused health conditions and glad to know that there are available products - she have used 'human nature' products which are all 100% organic. Go green.
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
Thanks for the information! I will pass this along to my mother, who unfortunately, is a fan of using anti-aging creams and firming lotions. She seldom uses cosmetics though.
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@preethaanju (3000)
• India
21 Mar 12
Most of the products don't work. be it either for fair skin or anti aging. Its all a gimmick for which we fall victims.I used to use fairness cream. its made me more dark than before
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@dragon54u (31406)
• United States
21 Mar 12
I haven't heard of fairness cream. I try not to use anything that alters my natural aspects but I do wish my skin were darker, I'm so pale I look unhealthy in my eyes.
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
I had to check the contents of my face cream when I read your discussion. Thankfully it doesn't contain any mercury and the reason for it (maybe) is because it is one of the known brands in terms of cosmetics. I have been using this brand of face cream for ten years now and so far I have not had any bad reactions to it. I don't use those skin whitening creams that are so popular here in my country because I used one once and I had to deal with the consequences of using such a cream for two years. My skin had brown spots and was very uneven looking when I stopped using that whitening cream. I don't know the contents of that cream but I don't buy creams or use samples unless I have been using it for quite some time.
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@dragon54u (31406)
• United States
21 Mar 12
I wonder why such whitening creams are so popular--I never understood why anyone would not love the color of their skin. I used to wish I were darker and loved the dark tan I would get in the summer but I no longer sit out in the sun as I used to because of the increase in melanoma. I'm a sickly white, like a fish's belly. I would love to have darker skin! We're never satisfied with what God gave us, are we?
@bunnybon7 (34484)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Mar 12
geesh its like companies and such are trying to kill us for money advancement. i should not be surprised. thanks for the heads up. i just went looking through my creams and moisturizes to see what was in them.
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@dragon54u (31406)
• United States
21 Mar 12
BTW, look to see if there is animal collagen in them because Debra posted a link to an article about fetal stem cells being used in such products.
• United States
20 Mar 12
Thanks for the information and the link. I had not heard of this dangerous problem with certain skin creams.
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@dragon54u (31406)
• United States
20 Mar 12
I had not either even though I listen to news talk radio all day and watch local and national news every day. Moisturizer does just as good or better a job as these creams at a fraction of the price and is better for your skin!
@mentalward (14716)
• United States
20 Mar 12
Thanks for the warning, dragon. I had not seen this anywhere so I'm glad you posted it. I don't use any of the products listed and have checked the stuff I do use occasionally, just to be sure. Nope, I don't have anything with mercury in them. WHEW! I mean, not that I depend on creams to keep the years off because they simply do not work and, besides, I'm kinda proud of all the lines and wrinkles. I've earned every single one! Most of the products they tested appear to be from Mexico or other non-English-speaking countries. I'm an old stick-in-the-mud about American-made but, still, every label should be read before using the product. That just makes good sense. For instance, I was just in the grocery store and was comparing yogurt labels. Did you know that the low-fat or fat-free Dannon yogurt has high fructose corn syrup while the regular Dannon yogurt doesn't? Go figure. That's why I read all labels. Now, I'll just add "mercury" to that list of things to watch out for.
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@dragon54u (31406)
• United States
20 Mar 12
Like you, I figure I earned every one of my wrinkles! However, my 87 year old mom's face looked 30 years younger because she just used moisturizer every day. Simple, inexpensive and effective. I haven't heard anything about this on news shows--strange. Speaking of corn syrup and our impending grandchildren, did you know that baby formula contains corn syrup, too? They theorize that that's why we are seeing so many obese babies and children! Let your son know..I looked up some natural baby formula and they are comparable or cheaper in price with all natural ingredients! One of them is called Earth's Best. Good to know if the mother can't feed the baby naturally or prefers not to.
@sacmom (14336)
• United States
20 Mar 12
Great! Did you know that there's lead in lipstick too? I heard it on the radio the other day. Makes me so glad I don't use any of this crap. At least I try not to. I did use lipstick on a few job interviews last year to look more "professional" as well as on my avatar here, but I sure as hell don't use it on a daily basis. As a mom I just don't see the need for it. I'd rather keep it real and show my natural beauty instead. (Sorry, I just couldn't resist that last little bit! ) Anyway, thanks for the heads up! Happy mylotting!
@dragon54u (31406)
• United States
20 Mar 12
I'm with ya, I don't use cosmetics either. They make me feel like I'm in clown makeup! But others, men as well as women, don't like wrinkles and want them gone--as for me, I couldn't care less, my priorities are elsewhere. I heard about the lead in lipstick but even though I watch several news shows daily and listen to talk radio all day I have never heard of this till my cousin send me the link!
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
21 Mar 12
Thank you so much, that was scarring!
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