|Farnesol||An additive, flavouring in perfumery, foods, cigarettes.
Considered safe in current use, mildly toxic by ingestion, caused
mutations in laboratory animals.
|Fats||Acquired from animal fat, oil seeds, or fruit pulp. They are used as lotion or salve in cosmetics. They can be solid, semisolid, or liquid.|
|Fatty Acids||Organic oils found in vegetable and animal fats. Excellent skin emollients and an important part of the diet.|
|Fatty Alcohols||Thick to semi-thick syrup-like liquids. Give high emolliency. Can be natural or man-made. Sometimes used in hair and skin-conditioners, creams, lotions, and conditioning shampoos.|
|FDA||The US Food and Drug Administration. The federal agency responsible for managing the safety and strength of all foods and drugs, and cosmetics sold in the US.|
Synthetic colours made from coal tar. Contain heavy metal salts that deposit toxins onto the skin, causing skin sensitivity and irritation. Animal studies have shown almost all of them to be carcinogenic.
Their absorption can cause depletion of oxygen in the body and even death. (Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients).
When preceded by the name of a colour, the Food and Drug Administration has certified the colouring safe for use in food, drugs, and cosmetics.
An antiseptic, flavouring used in hair dye,
cosmetics, foods, treatment of anaemia. Gastrointestinal, liver, kidney, cardiovascular
and neurotoxicity, teratogenic, carcinogenic?
|Ficin||A meat tenderiser used in cosmetics as a protein digestant, to clot milk in cheese. An enzyme from in the latex of tropical trees, may be GM. Skin, eye and mucous membrane irritant.|
|Flacon||A small bottle with a stopper used to hold perfume, usually a decorative or collectible item.|
|Fluid Ounces||Unit of volume in the U.S. system of weights and measures. Used to measure liquid, one fluid ounce is equal to 29.57 millilitres.|
|Fluorescein||A colouring used in indelible lipstick, nail polish, dying wool, silk and paper. Lip inflammation, photosensitivity, respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms. The toxicological properties of this material have not been investigated. Use appropriate procedures to prevent opportunities for direct contact with the skin or eyes and to prevent inhalation.|
Fluoride is toxic. It is however used in toothpaste
as an antienzyme ingredient to slow down tooth decay. It is added to the
water supply in some states and sites. Researchers linked it to cancer
years ago. No one is listening. Fluoridated toothpaste is especially
dangerous to young children who tend to swallow it after brushing their
teeth. Supposed to stop tooth decay. Scientists are now linking fluoride
to, arthritis, allergic reactions, can lead to Crohn's disease,
hypothyroidism, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, impaired brain
function, birth defects, hip fractures, stress fractures, liver, kidney, musculoskeletal
and neurotoxicity, dental and skeletal fluorosis, teratogenic,
carcinogenic. A toxic manufacturing by-product. Overt Carcinogen.
Dr. Epstein states, "There have been several studies incriminating fluoride in bone cancer. The important point about this is that the public have been given no information on this and fluoride in toothpaste is particularly dangerous because kids swallow a significant amount of the fluoride, especially when toothpaste contains saccharin as many toothpastes do." http://www.nofluoride.com
|Fluorocarbons||Can produce mild upper respiratory tract irritation. A colourless, non-flammable gas or liquid commonly used as a propellant in hairspray.|
|Formaldehyde||Is a known carcinogen (causes cancer). Due
to it's bad name it is sometimes hidden under the name DMDM
hydantoin or MDM hydantoin. Its trade-name is Formalin. Released by
imidazolidinyl urea. Causes dermatitis, and ingestion can cause
severe abdominal pain, internal bleeding, vertigo, coma, and a loss
of ability to urinate. It is very toxic when inhaled, a severe skin
irritant, and a suspected carcinogen that is linked to cancer. Its
use in cosmetics is banned in Japan and Sweden. The vapour is
extremely irritating to the eyes, nose and throat (mucous
membranes). Colourless, harsh, irritating substance that is found in
many preservatives. It is severely toxic when inhaled or swallowed.
44% of all people whose skin is exposed to it get an irritating
reaction. It is used in shampoos at concentrations of .1% to .2%.
Methanol is sometimes added to formaldehyde at a 15% concentration
to prevent polymerisation.
MSDS: Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect. May cause
sensitisation by skin contact. Possible risks of irreversible effects.
|Formalin||Used in vaccines to initiate antibody formation. In the body, the Formalin coating around the injected material dissolves, releasing all bacterial and viral particles from animal culture sources. Substances such as these adjuvant chemicals irritate body tissues and increase the action of accompanying bacteria and viruses, as well as the reaction of the immune system to the foreign protein antigens. However, it potentially damages neurological membranes where the myelin sheath has only partially protected the nervous system. This can result in mild to severe neurological damage, leading to learning disabilities and other nervous system disorders, or death, especially upon subsequent injections, since body has already been
sensitised, promoting allergic reactions of increasingly severe nature.
Formalin is a derivative of formaldehyde. Formalin is a mixture of 37-40 percent formaldehyde, water, and usually 10 percent methanol. It is often used as a working solution for tissue fixation, or as a preservative holding solution for fixed tissues or organ specimens in pathological laboratories. It is also used to inactivate bacterial products for toxoid vaccines. It will also kill unwanted viruses that might be found in the culture as well as serve as an embalming agent. Formaldehyde is a neurotoxin and carcinogen It effects the nervous system and known to cause cancer. It may cause insomnia, coughing, headaches, nausea, nosebleeds, and skin rashes.
Sweet pleasing odour used to enhance products of all kinds, especially in
the beauty industry. May be used in differing concentrations for various
Fragrance on a label can indicate the presence of up to five thousand separate ingredients, many toxic or carcinogenic. Symptoms reported to the USA FDA include headaches, dizziness, allergic rashes, skin discoloration, violent coughing and vomiting, and skin irritation. Clinical observation proves fragrances can affect the central nervous system, causing depression, hyperactivity, and irritability to cope and other behavioural changes.
Unfortunately, the ingredients of 'fragrance' do not have to be disclosed, so we cannot assess their effects.
Many of the compounds are carcinogenic or otherwise toxic.
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|Fragrance-Free||No added fragrances; just the natural aroma of the ingredients.|
|Fragrance Oil||A concentrated product used in the creation of perfume, cologne or toilet water.|
|Free Radical||Circulating substances in the body that could cause a breakdown of the immune system and lead to disease processes or infection.|
|Free Radicals||Unstable or chemically incomplete molecules which can be formed within skin as a result of sun, pollution and stress. These molecules may "steal" particles from other molecules thus creating more unstable compounds and setting off a chain reaction that can damage cells. Anti-oxidants such as Vitamins C and E fight free radical action that can weaken epidermal support, resulting in wrinkling of skin, dryness, loss of skin elasticity and premature aging.|
|Fruit Acids||Found in various fruits and herbs. They are used in masks and moisturizers for their ability to moisturize and exfoliate the skin. Fruit acids are used in concentrations as low as .25% and as high as 8%. The higher concentrations increase the "heat" of the product and the peeling action. It can also cause skin irritation in some people.|
|Full Bodied||A rich-scented fragrance.|