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Rite Aid
Skin Moisturizer
Review: Rating 1.5/10

Rated As a Highly Toxic Skin Care Product in
the Skin Moisturizer Category in the
Natural Skin Care Product Review


Cancer Proven
Cancer Link
Reproductive Toxins
Safety Violation
Penetration Agent
Untested Chemicals
Harmful Toxins
Animal Tested
Parabens
SLS
Phthalates
Misleading


Introduction

Rite Aid skin moisturizer is a highly toxic skin care product. This product's official name is Rite Aid Skin Care Lotion, Dry Skin Formula. This product is a toxic chemical cocktail with many of the ingredients never even tested for safety according to the C.I.R.- Cosmetic Ingredient Review.





Positives


There is nothing positive about this product according to the ingredient label. The Rite Aid moisturizer does not meet any natural ingredient parameter. It is not certified organic and it uses synthetic chemicals that have been tested on animals. The fact that it is not certified organic - obviously - means that there is a possibility the product contains G.M.O - genetically modified organisms - and pesticides.


Negatives


The Rite Aid skin moisturizer is a toxic chemical cocktail with many of the ingredients never even tested for safety according to the C.I.R.- Cosmetic Ingredient Review. The chemicals that are certified by the C.I.R have been tested on animals.


Cancer Causing Agents

The only area that Rite Aid Skin Care Lotion, Dry Skin Formula excels is in the toxic parameters. It meets 9 of 12 toxic parameters, including the most serious ones. The Rite Aid moisturizer contains carcinogens - Butylated hydroxytoluene and Triethanolamine. These chemicals are direct cancer causing agents.


Cancer Linkage


Rite Aid skin moisturizer also contains 5 ingredients - DMDM hydantoin, lecithin, SODIUM PCA TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
and Triethanolamine - that have been linked to cancer and other health concerns. Lactic acid is also present which directly damages the skin and increases the risk of skin cancer.


Penetration Enhancers


Also in Rite Aid skin moisturizer present in this product are 4 penetration enhancers - DISODIUM EDTA, lecithin, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, UREA. These agents work to infiltrate the skin membrane - i.e. penetration enhancer - and in doing so may increase exposures to carcinogens.


Untested Chemicals


Rite Aid Skin Care Lotion, Dry Skin Formula contains 10 unassessed chemicals that have not been assessed for safety in cosmetic formulas by the C.I.R These chemicals are Titanium dioxide, GLYCERIN, FRAGRANCE, Carbomer, Titanium Dioxide, Corn Oil, Cetyl Phosphate, Collagen Amino Acids, Stearamide AMP, Yellow 10, Sunflower Seed (Helianthus Annuus) Oil.


Fragrance


Of concern to sensitive people is the presence of - the vaguely termed - fragrance. This is an allergen and can cause allergic reactions to some people.


Parabens


Rite Aid moisturizer also contains methylparaben a chemical that has been recently linked to breast cancer in women. This study was reported by the BBC Sunday 11 January 2004.



Recommendation


My advice is this, DO NOT go anywhere near
Rite Aid Skin Care Lotion, Dry Skin Formula. If you use it now I strongly urge you to throw it in the trash. Don't fill the coffers of a mega corp that KNOWINGLY uses toxic ingredients in their so called skin care products. Vote with your wallet and maybe Rite Aid in time will learn not to put their customer's health at risk.

The Rite Aid corporation reported 16.5 billion dollars in sales in 2004 and they certainly will not suffer if you don't buy this or any of their products again. However, if you use or continue to use this product you may suffer a myriad of health effects in the long term.





Alternatives


There are legitimate alternatives to toxic products like these. You can make your own moisturizer products using natural ingredients.

Or, if you are someone who likes the peace of mind that your natural skin care products are certified organic I would refer you to the top rating Miessence skin moisturizer.

If you have an opinion or experience with Rite Aid skin moisturizer please click on the feedback link. I will include your comments in a user section on this page.

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In Detail


Natural Ingredient Rating: (+) 0.0
for Rite Aid Skin Care Lotion, Dry Skin Formula
As rated in the Natural Skin Care Product Review.

Certified Organic
Rite Aid products are not certified organic by any third party body.0.0
100% Natural Ingredients
Yes. Rite Aid skin moisturizer is composed of all natural ingredients. See ingredient box below.0.0
No Synthetic Chemicals
No synthetic chemicals located on the ingredient list which I cross referenced with Hazard MSDS database. See ingredient box below.0.0
No Animal Testing
As the ingredients are derived from only natural organic sources, animal testing is not required.0.0
No Pesticides
Cannot be confirmed as Rite Aid products are not certified organic.0.0
No G.M.O
Cannot be confirmed as Rite Aid skin moisturizer is not certified organic.0.0
Cold Formulated
No, this product is not cold formulated.0.0
Charitable Company
No charitable cause information found on the Rite Aid website.0.0
Total Score 0.0

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Toxic Ingredient Rating: (-) 0.0
for Rite Aid Skin Care Lotion, Dry Skin Formula
As rated in the Natural Skin Care Product Review.

Cancer: Proven Link
Yes, Rite Aid skin moisturizer contains human carcinogens Butylated hydroxytoluene and Triethanolamine0.9
Cancer: Possible Link
Yes, it contains DMDM hydantoin, lecithin, sodium PCA, tocopheryl acetate, Triethanolamine.0.7
Reproductive Toxins
None0.0
Safety Violation
None.0.0
Penetration Agents
Yes it contains 4 ingredients - disodium EDTA, lecithin, propylene glycol, urea. These may increase exposures to carcinogens and other ingredients of concern.0.4
Untested Chemicals
Yes, 10 ingredients - have not been assessed for safety in cosmetics.
Titanium dioxide, Glycerin, Fragrance, Carbomer, Titanium Dioxide, Corn Oil, Cetyl Phosphate, Collagen Amino Acids, Stearamide AMP, Yellow 10, Sunflower Seed (Helianthus Annuus) Oil.
0.3
Harmful Toxins
Yes, Rite Aid skin moisturizer contains DMDM hydantoin, lecithin, sodium PCA, tocopheryl acetate and Triethanolamine.0.5
Animal Tested
Yes, the chemicals that have been assessed for safety are animal tested. this is a requirement of the C.I.R0.3
Parabens
Yes, Rite Aid skin moisturizer contains methylparaben, see ingredient box below.0.2
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
None0.0
Phthalates
Yes.0.2
Misleading Advertising
No0.0
Total Score 3.5

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Directions For Use:
Rite Aid Skin Care Lotion, Dry Skin Formula
Score
Use daily as necessary.
Default
Natural
Toxic
Total
5.0
0.0+
3.5 -
1.5

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Ingredients As Listed on Package
Rite Aid Skin Care Lotion, Dry Skin Formula
Water, GLYCERIN, Stearic Acid, Sunflower Seed (Helianthus Annuus) Oil, Glycol Stearate, TEA, Lecithin, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, Retinyl Palmitate, UREA, Collagen Amino Acids, SODIUM LACTATE, Sodium PCA, Lactic Acid, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Phosphate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, FRAGRANCE, Carbomer, Stearamide AMP, Corn Oil, Methylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Disodium EDTA, BHT, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, Titanium Dioxide, Yellow 10, SODIUM PCA

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