Ingredients to avoid in your makeup products

Makeup can be tricky sometimes . They can create those horrible skin issues that are very difficult to get over . Makeup purchasing must be done very carefully , since what you see your favourite blogger endorsing , might not suit your skin . We help you understand certain ingredients that you must avoid while getting makeup products .

There are so many chemicals in the makeup products we use . And we unknowingly apply them and then face the harsh reality of them . Makeup might help us look flawless but what we apply on our skin is what makes the difference . Try and choose natural or organic products such much as possible .


See the following list of makeup ingredients that must avoid before purchasing :

1. Sodium lauryl sulfate

Found in: shampoo, body wash, foundation, face wash, mouthwash and toothpaste

SLS has been shown to cause or contribute to: skin irritation, canker sores, disruptions of skin’s natural oil balance and eye damage.


2. BHA

Found in: exfoliants, perfume

It can cause skin depigmentation.


3. Parabens

Found in: makeup, moisturizer, shaving gel, shampoo, personal lubricant and spray tan products

Parabens, which mimic estrogen, to breast cancer, skin cancer and decreased sperm count, but has not ruled that it is harmful.


4. Polyethylene

Found in: scrubs, body wash, makeup

Those tiny plastic beads in face or lip scrubs and exfoliating washes are made from polyethylene . Polyethylene has been noted as a skin irritant and should never be used on broken skin. 


5. Retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate, retinoic acid and retinol

Found in: moisturizer, lip products, sunscreen, anti-aging products

Retinol has also been linked to cancer and developmental and reproductive toxicity. 


6. Petroleum distillates

Found in: mascara

These may cause contact dermatitis and are often contaminated with cancer-causing impurities.


7. Dibutyl phthalate, toluene and formaldehyde

Found in: nail polish and other nail products, perfume, makeup remover

It have been linked to birth defects, endocrine disruption, headaches and respiratory problems .


8. Hydroquinone

Found in: skin lighteners

Illegally imported skin lighteners can contain mercury, which can poison adults and children and is especially toxic during pregnancy. 


9. Oxybenzone

Found in: sunscreen

It acts like estrogen in the body, alters sperm production in animals and is associated with endometriosis in women. 


Take care of your skin as your baby , do not put harsh and chemicals containing products onto your skin . Be cautious when you buy any product . So be careful and try and avoid these ingredients while getting your desired makeup products .

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