Archive for the ‘estrogen’ Category

I wrote in a previous post about Estrogen and Moisturizers from the research of Dr. Adrienne Olson who had 16 moisturizers analyzed at a lab and found that six had estrogen compounds in them. Since she is a breast cancer survivor this was very valuable information.

I am still not clear on why this isn’t put on the label. Dr. Olson said, “”No one could tell from reading the ingredients that the products contained estrogenic hormones.” In fact, it was due to her own experiences with chemo and her skin getting dryer that she used a moisturizer that helped to stimulate the research. She discovered that using the moisturizer that her skin was significantly improved. This made her think about estrogen which is known to reduce signs of aging.

Please research whatever moisturizer you choose. Miracle II Moisturizer does not use preservatives and hence it is recommended to use it within 180 days of opening it. Look into natural oils and simple recipes you can put together on your own as well.


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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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