Avedas skin care products are marketed as being made with ingredients that have been tested and found safe for human use, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re safe for all skin types.
That’s why a major concern is the potential health risks associated with using products containing chemicals such as benzoyl peroxide, a highly toxic chemical commonly used to treat acne.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, benzoyls peroxide is one of the most commonly used skin treatments.
It’s commonly used as a skin whitener, an antioxidant and a skin tightening agent, among other things.
The Avedan skin care company claims that its products are safe for humans, but there is no evidence to support this claim.
The Avedans website states that the products are “Made in the USA, by Avedam, a division of Avedax, Inc.” but its ingredients list is riddled with potential ingredients that may not be approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
These ingredients include formaldehyde, benzyl alcohol, formaldehyde-releasing agents, dihydrobenzoate, ethylhexylglycerin, methylparaben, polysorbate 60, sulfate, sodium hyaluronate, formamide, and zinc oxide.
The company’s ingredients list also includes the ingredients used to prepare Avedal products, which the FDA considers a “trade secret” and could result in a violation of federal law.
Avedos spokesperson confirmed to The Jerusalem Press that the company’s products are tested for safety before being distributed to customers.
But this isn’t the first time that Avedys products have come under fire for potentially being harmful to consumers.
In 2013, Avedayas parent company Alkali announced that it had discovered a potential health hazard with some of its products.
The company said it was conducting a study to determine the possible impact of using benzoyll-peroxide on human skin.
Avedas products were not the only ones to come under scrutiny.
In 2015, Alkalam Pharmaceuticals announced that its Avedahal skin care product, which is marketed under the brand name of Avidio, contained benzoylu peroxide.
This is a chemical that is often used as an acne treatment, but it has been linked to skin damage and even cancer.
In 2014, the Food & Drug Administration issued an advisory stating that benzoylene-3,6-dimethyl-4-oxazolidinyl benzene, a commonly used chemical in a variety of dermatological products, was not safe for use on humans and could cause an allergic reaction.
It was the first warning to be issued against benzoylos.
The FDA stated that it did not find any safety concerns regarding benzoylen-3-3 methylbenzyl peroxide and benzoyln-6-octylbenzymethane.
Alkalam had to pull its products from shelves after it was discovered that the chemical could potentially be carcinogenic.
According to the FDA, the company has since discontinued using benzazolium, a chemical used in benzoylan-3 formulations, and has been cooperating with the agency in its investigation.
The manufacturer has since added benzazole to its list of ingredients, as well.
According a statement on Avedo’s website, the Avedashalas “SkinCare” skin care line has received multiple positive reports of adverse reactions to benzazone, a benzoylorophenol-3 derivative, from patients, physicians, skin care specialists, and consumer advocates.
The dermatologists’ and consumer advocacy groups have been conducting a safety monitoring program for Avedashes skin care lines and have been encouraging people to contact their local dermatologist if they experience an adverse reaction to the products.
Aveyal is currently seeking to sell its skin care division to a Japanese cosmetics company, which could put a hold on sales to American customers.
The Jerusalem Post reached out to Avedaz to get their reaction to this report and will update this story if they respond.
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