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I read a disturbing piece today in google news about how Dr. Adrienne Olson (who happens to be a breast cancer survivor) found estrogen in at least six well-known moisturizing creams. These are cited as potential carcinogens for female cancers.

At Rutgers U in the summer of 2008, research with mice showed that four moisturizers promoted skin cancer. In that study, the ones used were Dermabase, Eucerin and Vanicream.

Dr. Olsen tested 16 non-prescription skin moisturizers in all price ranges and sent them to a lab to be studied. The estrogen hormones estradiol, estrone, and estriol were found in six of the products. What was striking was that they weren’t listed in the ingredient list.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, nearly 30% increase in the risk of breast cancer was due to women taking combination HRT (hormone replacement therapy) pills.

Some experts say that when you apply estrogen directly to the skin it is worse than taking it orally due the absorption. Olsen believes that applying estrogen-laced skin lotion on a daily basis can be dangerous and possibly raise you risk to develop breast cancer.

Please look for natural products that don’t add hormones, preservatives and additives. Stop by Miracle II Skin Moisturizer to read more about a moisturizer without hormones or additives. In fact it is recommended you use the product within six months due to the absence of preservatives.

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