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Cancer-causing Chemicals Have No Place in Skin Care

By:  Folake  Dosu  Abe's Market Contributor  October 22nd, 2014

Your shampoo. Your nail polish and nail polish remover. Your moisturizer and sunscreen. Your lipstick, eyeliner and hair spray. Your antibacterial soap ... and your bar soap. Ointments, toners and underarm deodorant. All of the products you love and use every single day? Yeah, they might be causing you harm. Why? Many commercial beauty, bath and body products contain cancer-causing chemicals like lead, aluminum, parabens, phthalates, triclosan and octyl-methoxycinnamate. Yeah, we can't pronounce that last one either.

Why expose yourself to possible dangers when you don't have to? During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Abe's wants to help raise awareness about breast cancer prevention by exposing you to toxic-free skincare products. Why? Because each day, 1 in 13 women are exposed to known or probable human carcinogens through personal care products. That's scary. We want to help change that. So between now and the end of October, we will make a donation to Breast Cancer Fund for each person who signs the pledge. It's this easy: You take the pledge and get a discount and help someone else. Talk about shopping therapy!


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Folake Dosu

Abe's Market Contributor

Folake Dosu When she's not dominating at trivia night, Folake is obsessed with uncovering and sharing pop culture gems, having travel adventures and shamelessly nerding out. She has a lot of GIFs and she's not afraid to use them.

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