Skin Care

The 8 Chemicals To Avoid When Buying Cosmetics

The 8 Chemicals To Avoid When Buying Cosmetics

1. Coal Tar

Coal Tar is a very known carcinogen that is banned in almost whole of Europe but it is still used in many countries in North America. Many cosmetic companies use this chemical for anti-age products and dry skin treatments as well as in many anti-dandruff shampoos.

2. Mercury

Mercury is sometimes used in many mascaras and is known as a chemical that impairs the development of the brain. It is the main ingredient also in some soaps and creams that lighten the skin.

3. Mineral Oil

Mineral Oil is clear and odorless and has gained a lot of bad reputation because it is said that it can cause acne and suffocation of the skin surface.

4. Fragrance

A Fragrance is known to cause nausea, headache, dizziness. That is the reason that many creme and body lotions are fragrance and perfume free.

5. Sodium sulfate

Sodium Sulfate is a chemical that is used as a skin degreaser and used in many soaps to make a foam.  Many shampoos are getting rid of this chemical because of its bad effect on the hair. It has gained a lot of bad reputation because it irritates the surface of the skin.

6. Parabens

Parabens are used as cosmetic preservatives and also in many bodies cares and makeup products. They are many times linked to breast cancer because of its ability to mimic estrogen in the body. Because of this parabens are banned from many products in many countries.


These are also possible carcinogens that are also very harmful to the body and are used in many shampoos and body products such as body washes and body soaps.

8. Formaldehyde

Commonly found in many fake lash adhesives, nail polishes and also in hair dye, formaldehyde is a possible carcinogen that is banned in all of the European Countries and it can irritation on the skin and the eyes.

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