Razors with moisturizing strip are proven to produce toxicity and cancer

Most “quality” razors these days have a moisturizing strip. This is a great feature, but there can be a big downside to how they affect your body.

Because we don’t digest razors we tend not to pay attention to the ingredients on the label, however, razors that have several chemical ingredients (that you can’t pronounce to save your life) are the ones to be weary about.

Some even contain ingredients linked to allergies, cancer, and organ toxicity. If you get rashes or razor burn when using them, you might be having an allergic reaction. Here are the ingredients to a popular razor with a moisturizing strip:

Ingredients: Sodium Palmitate, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Isostearate, Water, Potassium Palmitate, Glycerin, Sodium Isostearoyl Lactylate, Potassium Cocoate, Kaolin, Potassium Isostearate, Sucrose Cocoate, Titanium Dioxide, Peg-50 Shea Butter, Sodium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Pentasodium Pentetate, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Red 33, Fragrance.

Let’s look at a few of those.

Tocopheryl Acetate – Strong evidence that it’s a skin toxicant or allergen. Small concern that it is linked to cancer. Source.
Titanium Dioxide: Moderate concern for cancer, organ system toxicity, and classified as toxic or harmful by the Enviornment Canada Domestic Substance List. Source.
Phenoxyethanol: A preservative that is restricted in Japan and classified as an irritant by the European Union. Source.
Fragrance: This is the biggest offender. Fragrance on an ingredient list refers to an “undisclosed mixture of various scent chemicals.” These mixtures are linked to all kinds of things including allergies, dermatitis, and respiratory distress. Source.
Aluminum Salts: It’s highly advisable to avoid deodorants with aluminum because it can clog your lymph nodes. It’s also linked to breast cancer.
Scarriest Chemical: Polyethylene Oxide (or Polyethylene Glycol or PEG)
Manufacturers claim this is non-toxic, and yet official warnings say it is not to be used in cosmetics. Regardless, polyethylene glycol is commonly used in cosmetics, despite often being contaminated with ethylene oxide and 1,4-dioxane.

This should not be used in hair removal, either.

The polyethylene glycol mentioned above is often contaminated with carcinogens. They are also known to cause irritation on the broken skin, which improper shaving can lead to.

Polyethylene glycol also increases your skin’s permeability even more than hot water, meaning you absorb more of the ingredients in your shaving cream or razor than you would otherwise.

Healthy Alternatives to Strips
Lubricating strips are a great idea, one that I have come to appreciate a lot over the years. Here are some tips for keeping your skin soft and irritation-free without exposing it to potentially harmful substances and chemicals:

Before shaving, use a natural sugar or salt scrub to sluff off dead skin. This keeps your razor sharper longer because it’s not picking up as much extra gunk. This, in turn, prevents razor burn and other uncomfortable side effects of shaving.
— http://www.barenaturalhealth.com/razors-link-organ-toxicity-cancer/