Chemicals to avoid in your cosmetics

Chemicals to Avoid in Cosmetics

Chemicals to avoid in your cosmetics

Tired of reading labels of bought cosmetic products and wondering WHAT ON EARTH most of the ingredients are? You are not alone! The list and the words are usually longer than your arm; in addition you would need the IQ of Albert Einstein to even pronounce them!

Say No to Chemical Cocktails on Your Body!

This is more of a health issue than a beauty issue. Try to source natural homemade cosmetic recipes and make your own. A good rule of thumb is if you can eat something it is certainly safe to put on your skin. Alternatively find products that list more natural “green” ingredients. You will be saving money, be healthier AND have fun tailoring them to your own skin requirements and preferences. Unfortunately cosmetic companies tend to follow the path of food companies, having little concern about the long term effects their products may have on people’s health due to the presence of preservatives, colors and toxic chemicals.

Chemicals to Avoid in Cosmetics
Chemicals to Avoid in Cosmetics

A List of Ingredients To Avoid in Cosmetics

Here is another look at just some of the nasty ones to avoid. Check labels prior to purchase;

  • hyantoin and dizolidinyl urea
  • formaldyhyde
  • parabens (look for paraben-free)
  • methylparaben,
  • propylparaben
  • ethylparaben
  • butylparaben
  • isobutylparaben
  • lead
  • formalin
  • cadmium
  • phthalates
  • triclosan
  • 1,4-dioxane
  • nitrosamines
  • hydroquinone
  • Sodium laurel or lauryl sulfate (SLS or SLES)

Read more about Chemicals and Ingredients in cosmetics at the USA FDA here.

This Video Discusses Many of the Problems Associated with Cosmetic Companies

You can also read this in depth article about toxic, dangerous chemicals in your cosmetics here by

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  1. That’s quite a list you assembled. I don’t buy many makeup products but it’s good to know what I should look out for when I do. Most of my makeup I but is naturally made, such as Neutrogena. Can’t get better than that.

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