I have to say that Titan Gel is relatively safe to use on your skin. Although it may cause some mild side-effect and local skin reactions, these are not very different to those caused by other dermal creams.
Just have a look at my detailed analysis of potential side-effects caused by individual ingredients used in this gel.
SIDE EFFECTS OF TITAN GEL
Because I am no medical expert, I always consult reputable medical websites on side-effects of individual substances used in a product.
Titan gel has ingredients with the following potential side-effects:
- Aqua – Water does not come with any side effects.
- Sodium Polyacrylate – This substance is safe (non-toxic) and free from any major safety risks (read more).
- Dimethicone – Dimethicone is an emollient that can be used safely and effectively with no side effects. However, burning, stinging, redness or irritation may occur (read more).
- Cyclopentasiloxane – This substance is a form of silicone that may help some ingredients penetrate the skin more effectively. In human tests, Cyclomethicone (another name to Cyclopentasiloxane) was considered to be neither irritating nor sensitizing to the skin (read more).
- Trideceth-6 – This surfactant and emulsifier is determined to be safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations (read more).
- PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone – Clinical studies showed that the Dimethicone Copolyols (a group of substances including also PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone) were neither primary skin irritants nor sensitizers when tested at a 100% concentration. However, this substance may cause a serious eye irritation and damage (read more).
- Propylene Glycol – Side effects occur with prolonged or direct contact of propylene glycol with the eyes. These side effects include redness, tearing, burning, itching, and conjunctivitis (read more).
- Poloxamer 184 – This substance is classified as a toxin that has potential to harm human health (learn more).
- Verbena Officinalis (Vervain) Flower/Leaf Extract – Research reveals little or no information regarding adverse reactions with the use of this substance (read more).
- Sodium Hyaluronate – The sodium hyaluronate can cause pain, swelling, effusion, or redness of the skin (read more).
- Succinic Acid – There is not enough information to know if succinate is safe or not (read more).
- Fragaria vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract – There are some indications that using strawberry in large amounts might slow blood clotting and increase the chance of bleeding during and after surgery (read more).
- Menthol – This substance may cause skin irritation, burning or stinging feeling, or an allergic reaction (read more).
- Phenoxyethanol – Some possible side effects of using this chemical include skin irritation, allergic reactions, cancer, inflammation in the lungs and eyes, dermatitis, and a severe skin reaction in people dealing with Eczema (learn more).
- Glyceryl Laurate – This substance may cause skin irritation (learn more).
- Sodium Hydroxide – This substance may cause skin irritation as well (learn more).
The negative side effects reported are very typical of dental creams. The carefully balanced approach taken here pays off.