A few years ago now our beloved Kylie Minogue confessed that she had given up botox and was now dedicated to using Pond's cold cream. Her announcement sent sales of the product through the roof with many other women hoping to hold onto their youth by using the same product and hoping for the same results.
According to research the original Pond's Cold Cream formulation had a mere 7 ingredients in it:
Water, beeswax, mineral oil, ceresin, sodium borate, carbomer and fragrance.
Pond's is manufactured by Unilever who test on animals and have a high hazard ingredients rating (according to the EWG). I can't help but wonder if Miss Minogue knew she was advocating animal testing firstly by using the product and secondly by making an announcement that caused a multitude of other women to buy the product?
According to one blogger who was trying to get to the bottom of Pond's reformulation of their product (supposedly to save on manufacturing costs and increase their profits): Pond's reformulated the product by adding toxic ingredients like that preservative DMDM Hydantion.
In her blog writers have left various comments about the reformulation.
One such post states:
"If you check the ingredients, they've added a bunch of chemicals and preservatives.
New ingredients are: mineral oil, water, ceresin, beeswax, triethanolamine, behenic acid, fragrance, ceteth 20, cetyl alcohol, carbomer, DMDM hydantion, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, methylparaben.
A study found 'An increase in the use of DMDM hydantion in cosmetic products will also inevitably increase the risk of cosmetic dermatitis in consumers allergic to formaldehyde.'
'Iodopropynly butylcarbamate is used as a preservative in cosmetic formulations; it is acutely toxic by inhalation and should not be used in products that can be aerosolized or inhaled.'"
Parabens: display estrogenic activity, can have endocrine-disrupting action, possible link to breast cancer and reproductive effects in boys.
Was Kylie Minogue using the old formulation (less harmful yet made with mineral oil that clogs pores and stops skin from breathing)? Did she stop using Pond's after the (toxic) reformulation? Do animal testing and toxic ingredients concern her? Do they concern you? Tell us your thoughts.
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