It turns out soy is not only being added to many foods, but it is also finding its way into many cosmetics, shampoos, and other health and beauty items we use on a daily basis. Remember: Your skin is a route of absorption of toxic substances just as ingestion or inhalation!
Next time you are shopping be sure to check your labels and you may want to go through you closets and medicine cabinets in the meantime too! Items that may contain soy or a soy derivative include: bubble baths, face and hand creams, lotions, makeup, nail polish removers, shampoos and conditioners, soaps. Even many brand name items contain soy - Aveeno, Cover Girl, Oil of Olay, Revlon, to name a few...
Use this list to guide you when you are checking labels for soy and soy based ingredients:
PEG-10 soya sterol Soy sterol Soy protein Soy protein concentrate Proteins, soy Soybean protein Soy acid Soy acid; Acids, soy; Fatty acids, soya PEG-16 soy sterol PEG-75 soy glycerides Soybean sterol Soy glyceride, hydrogenated Soybean oil, maleated PEG-5 soy sterol Alkyd resin solution Soya oil, phthalic anhydride, pentaerythritol polymer; Soybean oil, polymer with pentaerythritol and phthalic anhydride; 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic anhydride, pentaerythritol, soybean oil polymer; Pentaerythritol, phthalic anhydride, soybean oil polymer Soy protein, hydrolyzed Hydrolyzed soy protein; Soy protein, hydrolyzed; Protein hydrolyzates, soya Quaternary ammonium salts Quaternary ammonium compounds, ethyldimethylsoya alkyl, Et Soyethyldimonium ethosulfate; Dimethylethylsoyaammonium ethosulfate Lecithin Lecithins Lecithine Soybean lecithin Soybean oil blend Soybean oil Extract of soy Oils, soybean; Soy germ extract; Soya oil; Soybean Oil [USAN] Alkyd resin Linseed oil, polymer with pentaerythritol, phthalic anhydride, oil, styrene and vinyltoluene Soybean meal Soyaethyl morpholinium ethosulfate Morpholinium compounds, N-ethyl-N-soya alkyl, ethyl sulfates; N-Soya-N-ethyl morpholinium ethosulfate Soyatrimonium chloride N-(Soya alkyl)-N,N,N-trimethyl ammonium chloride; Quaternary ammonium compounds, trimethylsoya alkyl, chlorides; Quaternium-9; Soya trimethyl ammonium chloride