Are you wearing Teflon on your face?

Earth to Body

“Are you wearing Teflon on your face?” my friend Stephen asked, as he watched me smear cream from cheek to cheek.

“Teflon?” Anna replied wide-eyed. “On my face? Aren’t eggs fried on Teflon? The no stick, easy flip, fry pan? My Grandma loved her Teflon fry pan. I don’t wear Teflon on my face. Why would anyone wear Teflon on the face?”

 “I don’t believe people are aware that they are actually wearing Teflon.” said Stephen. It’s called PTFE. People just like the texture and feel of the cream or lotion or shampoo or sunscreen or makeup. It is part of a group of chemicals called PFAS’s, a whole group of questionable chemicals. Teflon has been added to make clothing waterproof, stain resistant. So why not add it to make-up?

Earth to Body
“Are you wearing Teflon on your face?”

“ Like in no -run mascara? Or waterproof foundation? “ Anna surmised.

“Yes. And people seem to like the results. But there is concern about its safety. Teflon is linked to some serious health effects including cancer and thyroid disease. There is also concern that they build up in the body and do not break down in the environment.”

“I bet the jury is still out on that one. Maybe it  all depends on who is doing the testing, no? “

“Exactly. EWG ( Environmental Working Group) says Teflon can pose a danger. The FDA Personal Care Product council says differently. However, I recently heard that the Environment and Climate Change Canada has put out a warning to Cosmetic companies, citing certain PFAS are deemed toxic and are now illegal. It mentioned the PBAS found in foundations, liquid lipsticks, waterproof mascara.

 “Finally.” Anna  said.

“Let’s err on the side of caution and make sure we read our labels carefully.  Teflon can be on a label in under different names, of course. Here, I wrote them down.”  Stephen handed Anna a piece of paper.

Anna read. ‘Teflon, Perfluoroalkylethyl Phosphate, Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), Polyperfluoromethylisopropyl Ether, DEA-C8-18’.

Maybe the laws should demand the word Teflon on a label, even in brackets, so the consumer does not have to a chemist or have a photographic memory. In any case,  I do not relish the idea of Teflon on my skin.  I’ll keep it in the fry pan. But maybe we should be questioning that too? ”

Earth to Body

STORE HOURS Tuesday to Saturday 10-4

We stand behind our products. We give great customer service. Visit us at . Subscribe to our newsletter. ‘La Boutique Earth to Body’, 89 Lucerne, Pointe Claire, QC H9R 2V1) Email [email protected]   We are open:  Store: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10-4 For curbside…Call store during store hours 514-428-0444  Outside hours call : 514-694-0705

Martha Shannon
By Martha Shannon -Earth to Body – [email protected]

Other articles from – –

Caerula Mar Club a new standard in paradise – South Andros Bahamas


Hottest bikini’s for 2022

Is it possible to get an A for a 5-paragraph essay assignment in 1 hour? We can safely say yes, a student can get an A+ mark if he turns to EduJungles


The ultimate guide to planning a long family staycation in Canada

To guarantee that everyone has an amazing time, careful planning is necessary when organizing a lengthy staycation. Here’s the ultimate guide to planning your family staycation in Canada. Canada, with its vast landscapes, diverse cities, and rich cultural heritage, offers endless possibilities for a memorable family staycation. Whether you’re exploring the stunning natural beauty of

Meal kits

Cost vs. Convenience: Analyzing meal kits and traditional cooking

In this modern world and modern times, convenience often takes priority over cost, especially when it comes to food. Meal kits and traditional cooking represent two different approaches to home dining, and each of them has advantages and disadvantages. Analyzing these methods through the lens of cost and convenience provides insight into why individuals might

Condo renovations

Condo renovations Dos and Don’ts: Expert Tips for a Successful Project

Embarking on a condo renovations journey can be both exhilarating and daunting. Imagine transforming your living space into a stylish haven that reflects your personality and meets your needs. While exciting, the process can be full of challenges and unforeseen hiccups. That’s why we’ve gathered some condo renovation dos and don’ts from the experts to

Terrific Hair

Terrific Hair Means Tamanu – Earth to Body

Curly, straight, thick, thin, kinky or silky, tamanu loves and makes terrific Hair.  And scalps. Nutritionally dense yet gentle, tamanu is an effective and versatile nut oil. It stimulates, helps promote growth. prevents hair loss, reduces scalp itch and irritations and adds a natural sheen! Make tamanu a part of your hair and scalp care

Understanding the 4 legal process after a DUI Crash

A single mistake can have serious consequences, especially when driving under the influence. The aftermath of a DUI crash extends beyond physical harm and property damage. It involves a complex legal process that may feel overwhelming. As a responsible citizen, it’s vital to grasp the legal system and your rights in such situations. This blog

personal injury lawyer

Pedestrian accident: How a personal injury lawyer can help you

Accidents involving pedestrians can be life-altering. You could be walking down the street or crossing a street. A vehicle’s sudden impact can change everything right away. If you’ve found yourself in such a situation, you might be wondering how to move forward. This is where a personal injury lawyer steps in, offering crucial help and

Mtltimes Subscription

The latest on what’s moving Montreal and the world – delivered straight to your inbox