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Zia
Skin Moisturizer
Review: Rating 1.6/
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

Zia skin moisturizer is a highly toxic natural skin care product. This product's official name is Zia Natural Skin care Body Moisture Gel. The parent company Hain Celestial is a 685 million dollar operation.





Positives


There is nothing positive about this product according to the ingredient label. The Zia skin 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 Zia 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. This is contrary to the false claims made on its website.


Cancer Causing Agents

Zia Natural Skincare Body Moisture Gel scores in most toxic parameters. It meets 8 of 12 toxic parameters, including the most serious ones. The Zia skin moisturizer contains a known human carcinogen - Carrageenan. This chemical is a direct cancer causing agent.


Cancer Linkage


Zia skin moisturizer also contains three toxic ingredients -HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, SODIUM PCA and TOCOPHERYL ACETATE - that have been linked to cancer and other health concerns.


Penetration Enhancers


Also present is a penetration enhancer- lecithin. These agents work to infiltrate the skin membrane - i.e. penetration enhancer - and in doing so may increase exposures to carcinogens.


Untested Chemicals


Zia Natural Skincare Body Moisture Gel contains 10 unassessed chemicals that have not been assessed for safety in cosmetic formulas by the C.I.R.

These chemicals are Carrageenan, Aloe Vera Gel, GLYCERIN, Carrageenan, Canola Oil, Shea Butter, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil, Sandalwood Essential Oil, Palmarosa Essential Oil.


Parabens


Zia skin moisturizer also contains parabens, chemicals that have 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 believe the hype and false claims of the Zia Natural brand. This product is just one example across their line of how they hoodwink their trusting customers into believing they are natural, or worse still organic.

If you use Zia Natural Skincare Body Moisture Gel now I strongly urge you to dump it immediately. Companies like these are what gives the terms natural and organic tainted names. In doing so they confuse well meaning customers.

Don't fill the coffers of a mega corp that masquerades as a mom and pop business. This company KNOWINGLY uses toxic ingredients in their so called natural skin care product lines.

Vote with your wallet and maybe Hain Celestial in time will learn not to put their customer's health at risk. 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 Zia skin moisturizer please click on the feedback link.
I will include your comments in the NSA Insider Forum.


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In Detail

Natural Ingredient Rating: (+) 0.0
for
Zia Natural Skincare Body Moisture Gel rated in the Natural Skin Care Product Review.

Certified Organic
Zia Natural and the parent company Hain Celestial are not certified organic by any third party body.0.0
100% Natural Ingredients
No, Zia skin moisturizer does not contain all natural ingredients. See ingredient box below.0.0
No Synthetic Chemicals
Negative. This product contains synthetic chemicals. I have cross referenced the ingredient list with the Hazard MSDS database. See ingredient box below.0.0
No Animal Testing
Negative. Some of these chemicals have been tested on animals. This is required by the C.I.R to have certified chemicals.0.0
No Pesticides
Cannot be confirmed as Zia skin moisturizer is not certified organic.0.0
No G.M.O
Cannot be confirmed as Zia Natural skin care products are not certified organic.0.0
Cold Formulated
No. Since synthetic chemicals are used they need to be heated in the production process.0.0
Charitable Company
No charitable cause information found on the Zia Natural website.0.0
Total Score 0.0

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Toxic Ingredient Rating: (-) 3.4
for Zia Natural Skincare Body Moisture Gel
As rated in the Natural Skin Care Product Review.

Cancer: Proven Link
Yes, Zia skin moisturizer contains a human carcinogen LACTIC ACID.0.9
Cancer: Possible Link
Yes, Zia skin moisturizer contains tocopheryl acetate.0.7
Reproductive Toxins
None0.0
Safety Violation
None.0.0
Penetration Agents
Yes Zia skin moisturizer contains 1 ingredient - octyl methoxycinnamate. This may increase exposures to carcinogens and other ingredients of concern.0.4
Untested Chemicals
Yes, 20 ingredients - have not been assessed for safety in cosmetics.
Aloe Vera Gel, Xanthan Gum, Chamomile Extract, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Sunflower Oil, Betaglucan, Glycerin (vege), Primrose Oil, Comfrey Extract, NaPCA, PPG12/SMDI Copolymer, titanium dioxide. Ingredients: Purified soft water, glycolic and mixed fruit acids complex, potassium stearic, tocopheryl linolate (vitamin E), glyceryl stearate - PEG 100 stearate, squalane oil (vege), Ester C, liposomes of beta carotene, light fragrance
0.3
Harmful Toxins
Yes, Zia skin moisturizer contains tocopheryl acetate.0.5
Animal Tested
Yes, the chemicals in Zia skin moisturizer that have been assessed for safety are animal tested. This is a requirement of the C.I.R0.3
Parabens
Yes.0.2
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
None.0.0
Phthalates
None.0.0
Misleading Advertising
Yes, Zia Natural deliberately misleads its customers by claiming their products are natural. This is patently false as you can see from the ingredient listing.0.1
Total Score 3.4

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Directions For Use:
Zia Natural Skincare Body Moisture Gel
Score
Shake before use. Massage onto damp skin.
Default
Natural
Toxic
Total
5.0
0.0+
3.4 -
1.6

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Ingredients As Listed on Package
Zia Natural Skincare Body Moisture Gel
Deionized Water, Canola Oil, SODIUM PCA, GLYCERIN, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, Shea Butter, Panthenol, Aloe Vera Gel, Carrageenan, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, Palmarosa Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil, Sandalwood Essential Oil, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Grapefruit Seed Extract

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