posted September 15, 2003 08:46 PM
Wanted to pass this along so that we all provide the most accurate and up to date info:
I just wanted to clarify the Johns Hopkins information on mineral oil. I have had several e-mails asking for the study. It seems that the information from Hopkins has transmutated!
There is no study!!
This is where the information comes from: Dr. Obagi, a dermatologist and the owner of the Obagi Program (medical skin care line), doesn't believe in the use of mineral oil. I have seen him lecture and he says that the #1 cause of aging is the sun and the #2 cause of aging is skin care because of inferior ingredients, especially mineral oil. Dr. Obagi does the grand rounds at Hopkins. What this means is that he educates the surgeons and residents on skin care and skin health as well as some procedures such as his blue peel.
Hopkins added a skin health course for the residents and the text that they use says in it that outside of the sun, skin care is the second most aging thing because of ingredients like mineral oil.
The surgeons and residents at Johns Hopkins are being taught that mineral oil isn't a desirable ingredient as well as many others, including animal by-products. This is what consultants should be quoting in their classes.
The text lists skin care products that are recommended (all medical lines) which is why the page isn't a good proof source for us. Arbonne is not listed. Unfortunately, the book isn't scheduled for reprint soon. Having us listed next go round is a good possiblilty.
What is coming out, however, is a video on RE9 and aging that is 10 minutes. The speakers are a very prominent DC surgeon and a para-medical esthetician who works for another very prominent surgeon. The first guy does all of the diplomats, politician's wives, flies all over the world operating on Queens-high profile guy - the second speaker's surgeon was on Oprah. Both of these speakers say mineral oil isn't good.
Hope this is helpful...
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posted October 11, 2003 06:26 PM
More info on mineral oil.
At least 90% of 98% of the moisturizers on market in US are mineral oil.
There is a proposition in California, where our products are manufactured, that states warning labels must be put on products that contain ingredients found to be carcinogenic. This list includes hundreds (? need to listen to my tape, may be more) of ingredients used in the personal care industry. THIS IS THE ONLY STATE WHERE A WARNING LABEL IS REQUIRED!
All personal care products that contain mineral oil/petrolatum and are manufactured in CA are required to have a warning label since the FDA has determined that mineral oil/petrolatum is a known carcinogen.
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