About The Blogger

My name is Tammy Lim and I am an award winning blogger from Top 10 Malaysia Magazine and Cleo Malaysia Magazine. I have been blogging since 2008 and I am also the founder of a local Malaysian beauty & lifestyle community called The Butterfly Project. People often tell me that I'm a wonder woman, but in reality - if it's something you love, you can do wonders.

When I'm not wondering, I'll be on my computer searching for the next fountain of youth or hunting down a fantastic deal. I'm also a shopaholic, wanderluster, spa enthusiast and proud hipster who loves planning special occasions and surprises for her loved ones.
  • Top 10 Female Bloggers in Malaysia Award
  • Cleo's Next Top Blogger Malaysia Award
  • Founder of The Butterfly Project Malaysia

  • 15 Toxic Ingredients To Avoid in Beauty Products


    15 toxic ingredients to avoid

    I found this cute little card from dropping by Neal's Yard Remedies and kept it for a while. I'm currently spring cleaning my apartment so it'll be easier to move when the time is right. Getting rid of the things that I don't need and so on (you know). I'll post this up here so I can remember to reference it when needed. It may also be useful for my readers.

    1. Benzoyl Peroxide
    Used in Acne Products, DNA Damage.

    2. DEA (Diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine), TEA (Triethanolamine)
    Used as foam booster and dermatitis.

    3. DMDM Hydantoin & Urea (Imidazolidinyl)
    Preservatives, Cancer, chest pain, insomnia.

    4. Dioxin

    Used in Anti Bacterial ingredients like Rruckisabm Emulsifiers, PEGs and SLS, Cancer.

    5. Parabens (Methyl, Butyl, Ethyl, Propyl), Methylisothiazolinone
    Preservatives that are found in deodorant and most skin care products. Hormone Imbalance.

    6. FD&C Color & Pigments
    Synthetic colors from tar and heavy metals, skin irritation.

    7. PhenoxyethanolCosmetic applied to hands, easily ingested. Toxic to infants, respiratory depression. Caution should be exercised (source wikipedia).

    8. SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulfate) & SLS Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Benzalkonium chloride.Used in car washes, garage floor cleaner. Eye damage, depression, diarrhea, skin irritation.

    9. Sunscreen Chemicals, Avobenzone, benzphenone, ethoxycinnamate, PABA.DNA damage and lead to cancer.

    10. Propylene Glycol (PG & Butylene Glycol)
    Petroleum Plastics, brain, liver and kidney abnormalities.

    11. PEG (Polyethylene glycol)
    Personal care, baby care, sunscreens, cancer.

    12. Phthalates
    Damage to liver/kidneys, birth defects, decreased sperm count.

    13. Triclosan
    Synthetic antibacterial, causing cancer in humans.

    14. Disodium EDTA (chemical binder)
    Brain damage

    15. Parfum (Don't be mislead that it is derived from essential Oil)
    As long as there is the word 'Parfum', it is considered chemical. Allergy and Asthmatic.

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    1. Menarik!!!!!

      Killa akan consult untuk produk kecantikan yang takde bahan terlarang seperti yang disebut diatas. Semuanya sihat belaka. Takkan kite nak rosakkan kulit kita betul tak

      Jemput singgah ke blog syakilla ye kawan kawan.

      Nak cantik nak sihat ingat Syakilla 😘😘😘


    2. Oh my..so many terms...i better bookmark this...thanks Tammy!! <3

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    4. i aware of all these toxic ingredients since years, that's why i switch to natural skincare like living nature, suki, badger. I've tried Living Nature few years ago and then switch back to commercial skincare because it is really "hard to use" + expensive and i am always wanted to try different skincare products. Recently I start having serious skin problem and i am worried of the toxic may make my eczema & rashes more serious so I bought suki Care Active Trial Kit For Clarity. I'd like suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser - my face look smooth and even after 1st use. it is suki star product. also, the balancing face oil, i use it as my moisturizer. sad case that suki skincare doesn't sell in Malaysia, i purchase my trial kit from Pure Tincture Singapore.


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