Don’t let your beauty be assassinated by silent deadly skin care products! There is so much controversy about facial skin care products containing harmful chemicals that will damage our skin and even internal organs.
Are you aware of the ingredients being used by famous brands and companies to produce products like cleansers, toners, moisturizers, serums and sunblocks, etc? We use facial products because we want to care and protect our face. However, without any knowledge of harmful ingredients, we are actually risking our healthy skin.
Most of us could have read about painfully long lists of harmful chemicals and reminded ourselves to watch out for it. But many a times, we do not remember them, do we? As such, I have compiled a list of dangerous chemicals which are commonly found in many facial skin care products.
Without the hassle to memorise a lengthy list with long and complicated chemical names, you can just simply watch out if the chemicals are used to produce your skin care products.
1. Alcohols (propyl, isopropyl, alcohol denat./SD-alcohol)
They dehydrate your skin in the long term and cause blemishes.
2. Parabens (methy, butyl, ethyl, propyl)
They are toxic and will result in skin allergies.
It irritates the skin and causes headaches and lung problems.
4. Mineral Oil
It causes skin irritations by clogging up the pores. Prolonged use may lead to cancer.
It draws moisture from the lower layers of the skin, causing the lower layers to become dry. This happens easily if the humidity of the air is under 65%.
6. Propylene Glycol
It causes irritations to the eyes and skin. Prolonged use may lead to liver abnormalities and kidney damage.
7. Triethanolamine (TEA)
It causes allergies, irritates the eyes and dries out the skin.
8. Silicone emollients (dimethicone, cyclomethicone)
They clog the pores and prevent the skin to breathe.
9. Synthetic colourings (FD&C Red No. 6, CI 14700/RED 4)
They are carcinogens which affect nerve transmission in the brain, causing genetic damage. So dig out your skin care products, check the ingredients, and decide whether to use them or not.
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