3 Toxic Ingredients to Avoid in Beauty Products (Part 2)

makeup-beauty-lipstick-make-upWhile 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

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.

Plastics

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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s