The Shocking Ingredients in Beauty Products
Ever wonder what is in your makeup? What about all those products that you apply on your skin every day, such as lotion, hair care, makeup, lash glue, shampoo and conditioner. These substances are absorbed into our body and have shown to be toxic. In this blog post we will talk about some of the shocking ingredients found in everyday beauty products.
Many hair products and eyelash glues contain formaldehyde, which is a known human carcinogen. This substance has been linked to nasal cancers and leukemia. In fact, people who are exposed to high levels of formaldehyde on the job have an increased risk for cancer.
Another shocking ingredient found in beauty products is arsenic – this can cause skin irritation and an allergic reaction. Arsenic can also be found in mascara – this occurs because it’s used as part of the manufacturing process for creating coal tar dye. When you apply products to your eye area containing toxic chemicals, it can not only cause allergic reactions, but skin irritation and eye infections.
Products such as mascara also contain lead – which is a neurotoxin that has been linked to brain damage in children, the development of high blood pressure and kidney failure in adults (to name just a few). You may be shocked to find out that some makeup contains beryllium – this is a known carcinogen and can cause skin irritations.
The other ingredients found in beauty products are just as shocking, such as toluene, which has been linked to headaches and confusion. The FDA has stated that certain preservatives called parabens have shown links to increased rates of breast cancer for women who use them.
Top toxic Ingredients in beauty products to always check for:
-Formaldehyde, a known carcinogen and can cause skin irritation.
-Arsenic that causes allergic reactions, skin irritation and eye infections.
-Lead which is linked to brain damage in children as well as high blood pressure and kidney failure for adults.
So, that’s the bad news, now for the good news. There are countless clean beauty swaps on the market now that contain good for you ingredients and none of these awful ingredients. Be your own best advocate and always check the labels. If you aren’t sure, reach out to the company. But always do your research. Your skin is your largest organ and you want to make sure it’s only getting good stuff!