Pretty Feet & Hands Rough Skin Remover is a popular skincare product that is designed to help soften and smooth rough, dry skin on the feet and hands. One of this product’s key ingredients is Paraffin, a type of wax commonly used in cosmetics and personal care products.
Paraffin is known for its ability to seal in moisture and provide a barrier against the elements, making it an effective ingredient for hydrating and protecting dry skin. It is also known for its ability to smooth and soften rough skin, helping to reduce the appearance of dry, flaky patches and improve the skin’s overall texture.
Interestingly, this Paraffin is listed as a harmful and potential cause of cancer by the state of California. You can check it out here.
One of the main concerns with Paraffin is that it can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) when burned or heated. These VOCs can be inhaled and have been linked to various health problems, including lung cancer and other respiratory problems. In addition, some studies have shown that people who are exposed to high levels of VOCs, such as those who work in industries where Paraffin is used, may be at an increased risk of developing cancer.
In addition, Paraffin has been linked to skin irritation and allergic reactions in some people, which could potentially increase the risk of skin cancer.
In response to the warning, the manufacturer of Pretty Feet & Hands claimed that the use of Paraffin in their product is within the safety level and should never go to the extent of causing cancer. The cancer warning is there because their product includes Paraffin on the Prop 65 list. By the law of the State of California, if any product uses any of the chemical components in that list, it must use a warning label.