While we may be under the assumption that the products currently on the market are safe, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not approve cosmetics before they enter the market for consumption. The FDA can only regulate a few ingredients such as: mercury, bithionol, cattle materials and ensuring the packaging of products is tamper-proof. Listed below are 2 of 3 toxic ingredients that you should avoid when purchasing any beauty products.
Dioxins, like formaldehyde, are not listed specifically by name but as antibacterial agents under the names: triclosan, PEGs, and sodium laureth sulfate. Dioxins have been linked to liver cancer, hindering vital human development — especially in children, and are known to cause skin rashes and irritation.
We are all aware that plastic is harmful to the environment due to the fact that it is not biodegradable. If glass containers are not an option, it is important to opt for BPA free plastic products due to the fact that Bisphenol A (BPA) tends to seep into skin care products and gets absorbed through the skin. According to the FDA, BPA can be harmful to your brain development, it can induce behavior changes, and impact the development of fetuses.