At Whose Cost There are a number of cosmetic products, which have
ingredients that could be harmful and dangerous to your delicate skin and
health. You will feel and look beautiful but at the same time you are doing
a great deal loss to your skin and health.
Following are seven cosmetic ingredients that should be on everyone's alert
This potentially irritating preservative is normally absorbed into the skin
and it can cause allergic reactions, headaches, even asthma. The ingredient,
if listed at all, is often referred to as formalin. Its use in cosmetics is
banned in Japan and Sweden. Therefore read labels carefully and watch out
for any warning of caution since products containing levels that might
trigger an adverse reaction are required to carry a caution.
Found In: Nail polish, shampoos, soaps, skin creams.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate:
This detergent, which has been found to enter the brain, heart and liver and
impair the immune system, has been linked to eye irritations, skin rashes
and allergic reactions. The biggest problems occur when it is mixed with
other chemicals, like those typically used in toiletries, because it can
form carcinogenic compounds. Minimize the risks by using products with SLS
sparingly and rinsing off quickly afterwards.
Found In: Shampoos, bubble baths, toothpastes, and lotions.
AHAs are known for accelerating the exfoliation of dead skin cells. But they
can also increase the skin's sensitivity to the sun by as much as 50
percent, leaving you exposed to accelerated skin aging and the possibility
of skin cancer. Use AHAs at a concentration that is less than 10 percent.
Found In: Moisturizers, toners, cleansers, masks, age-spot removers.
A petroleum derivative, it has been linked to everything from clogged pores
to cancer. Its density does not allow skin to breathe. This product you
should avoid completely. Found In: Makeup removers, lipsticks, lotions.