What’s inside our cosmetic products?

What’s inside our cosmetic products?
 

On average, one person manages to use about 25-30 cosmetic and hygiene products during a day, what means more than 200 different substances that stay in our body forever! Most of these substances used in cosmetics haven’t been tested yet and that’s the only fact why most of them are still allowed to use!

 However, we don’t know exactly what a long term impact these ingredients of our hygiene products may have on our health and environment. Some doctors announce that pregnant women may share these dangerous materials absorbed with their babies through placenta or breast. It can also be wondered maybe that’s why cancer, birth defects, mental disorders and other health problems spread so rapidly? Even some of us think that these quantities are very small, dangerous ingredients over the years may turn into quite scary numbers!
If you are interested which ingredients in cosmetic and hygiene products have been announced as dangerous, here are some of them:

 Paraben (Methyl, Propyl, Butyl ir Ethyl)   

 Used in almost all hair and skin care products, this material mostly functions as antibacterial agent that makes shelf life of the product longer. It causes allergic reactions, skin rashes but, most importantly, it has been researched to stay in the deepest layers of the skin and body tissues. These materials may significantly damage the immune system, which can affect various diseases and anomalies.

Paraffunum Liquidum
It’s a cheap material got from petroleum. Though it provides temporary skin softening, Paraffunum Liquidum is known to coat the skin with breathless layer. It is mostly compared with the high cost of plant oils for its inexpensiveness, often used in creams and massage oils.

 Propylene Glycol   

This systetic mix also got from petroleum gives moisture effect. It is known to cause allergic reactions, eczema and formation of blackheads. If you discover a PEG (polyethylene glycol) or PPG (polypropylene glycol), beware – in industry they are for making antifreeze and brake fluid. Applied on skin, they create a temporary feeling of skin smoothness but have been researched to be toxic, causing liver diseases.

Triethanolamine (TEA),Diethanolamine (DEA)

These substances often used in cosmetics as foaming agents. They can cause allergic reactions, irritation, dry skin and hair. DEA and TEA may be toxic if used for a long period of time and absorbed into the body.

 Moreover, be aware of:

Laureth Sulfate Sodium Lauryl   
Phenoxyethanol
Butylated Hydroxythaluene (BHT)
Diazolidinyl Urea, Imidazolidinyl Urea
Butylene Glycol   
EDTA
Triclosan
Steralkonium Chloride
Synthetic Fragrances
Dimethicone

All these ingredients used in cosmetic products have been also admitted to cause various health problems after being used for a long time period.

 

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