Sean John Unforgivable Men’s Fragrance and Deodorant

One of the strongest memory joggers is scent. A memory tagged with a particular scent can transport you back to a very specific moment in time, maybe a first date or  a particular hospital visit.Perhaps this is why fragrance manufacturers continuously aim to perfect winning scents and pump out more choices in fragrance concoctions. However, if you look closer at the listed ingredients you would think twice before making that next spray.

Today’s product review is Sean John unforgivable Men’s Fragrance and Deodorant Stick (2009 Formulation)Environmental Working Group (EWG) scientists reviewed Sean John Unforgivable Men Deodorant Stick (2009 formulation) for safety in accordance with the methodology outlined in their Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. EWG assessed the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature.

Ingredients concerns were as follows:
HIGH concerns: Multiple additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Persistence and bioaccumulation; Other MODERATE concerns: Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive); Other LOW concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Occupational hazards

Natural Fragrance Alternatives:
NuboNau, Honeybee Gardens, Ormonde Jayne, Aubrey Organics, Le Labo, Herban Cowboy, Jack Black, and  Burt’s Bees

Clearly, Risk is an inevitable aspect of cosmetics, especially when producers have to manufacture and distribute billions of dollars worth of products worldwide.  Our duty as consumers is to be proactive regarding the contents of these cosmetics and thereby make better decisions. Based on the research and availability of alternatives, maybe we should strongly consider limiting direct skin exposure to these harmful chemicals, or perhaps consider one of the natural/organic product lines.

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