These 5 Things Should Never Be In Your Make Up!

samedi 2 janvier 2016
We all love makeup don’t we? We just love to put on a cute lipstick or lip-gloss and a fancy eyeshadow for a special occasion; it raises our confidence and makes us feel prettier. However, recent studies suggest that certain chemicals found in common makeup items are full of harmful toxins.
A team of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health conducted a test on 32 different lipsticks and lip glosses which we commonly use. They discovered lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum and five other metals and some were present in high amounts, which should raise potential health concerns. Their findings were published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

Previous studies have also found metals in cosmetics, but the UC Berkeley researchers determined the risk by analyzing the amount of metals identified and our potential daily intake of the metals, which was afterwards compared to the existing health guidelines.
The main researcher stated that just finding these metals isn’t the main reason for concern; the high levels are worrying. The metals in the lipstick and lip gloss are especially concerning because they are ingested or absorbed by the person wearing them. People with average use of lipstick were ingesting as much as 24 milligrams of lip makeup per day, while the more frequent users who reapply it repeatedly could ingest even 87 milligrams per day.
It’s not just the lead we need to watch out for in cosmetics. A number of complex chemicals commonly found in makeup have never been examined how they affect human health on the long run before being introduced to the market. And these everyday exposures to harmful makeup chemicals could be damaging the health of millions of people who only want to be prettier.
If you want to look pretty without damaging your health try to steer clear from these 5 toxic ingredients in your make up kit:
  1. Fragrance
If you see “fragrance” or “perfume” in the ingredients list of a cosmetic product you should put it back on the shelf. It’s just a catch phrase which usually means it contains a number of chemicals including some which have been known to cause asthma, hormone imbalance, various allergies and even infertility. The golden rule for cosmetics is the simpler the better.
  1. Parabens
In case you didn’t know, paraben is a preservative chemical believed to cause breast cancer. The worst thing is that it can be found in 70%-90% of all cosmetic products. Parabens can easily get absorbed by the skin, and have been linked to interfering with the male reproductive system. If you see “paraben” in the word, including methylparaben, on the ingredients list, don’t buy it.
  1. Triclosan
If you see a product labeled antimicrobial or germ-free make sure it doesn’t contain Triclosan. This is an antibacterial and antifungal agent found in many cosmetic products. This nasty chemical may cause thyroid damage and more importantly is partially responsible for the increase in superbugs like MRSA, which are hard to kill. Antimicrobial soaps usually contain triclosan but some cosmetic companies sneak it into lipstick and other products, too, so read the labels carefully.
  1. Formaldehyde-Releasing Preservatives
Formaldehyde is infamous for being a human carcinogen and you most definitely don’t want to use it on your body and face. The problem is that many of the usual preservatives in cosmetic products mix with other ingredients and start releasing formaldehyde. You should avoid products which contain DMDM hydantoin, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, methenamine, quaternium-15, and sodium hydroxymethylglycinate to protect yourself from formaldehyde exposure.
  1. Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Other PEG Compounds
You need to avoid whenever you can products with sodium laureth sulfate. This is a foaming agent usually contained in shampoos and facial scrubs which helps your skin absorb lotions and other cosmetics. But the problem is that it’s commonly contaminated with potential and proven cancer-causing chemicals like 1,4 – dioxane and ethylene oxide.
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