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Anti-Aging Creams can Increase Cancer Risk

Posted Oct 08 2009 10:00pm

Your face cream could be increasing your chance of getting cancer. The Chairman of the US Cancer Prevention Coalition says that ingredients found in some of these creams can cause cancer. This would include AHA (alpha-hydroxy acids) and limonene.

Many products claiming to rid skin of wrinkles and fine lines actually strip away the protective top layer and leave it vulnerable to sun damage and dangerous toxins, according to Dr Sam Epstein, chairman of the US Cancer Prevention Coalition.

He said the active ingredient alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), found in many leading brands of face cream, were “probably the most dangerous cosmetic products on the market”.

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