Do you know that your daily makeup products may contain toxic chemicals? It is always better to check the list of chemicals used in the makeup products before buying them. Here are the most toxic chemicals often used in makeup and that you should be avoiding.
These chemicals can disrupt the endocrine system. This system produces the hormone. The presence of this chemical causes developmental, neurological and reproductive damage. You should avoid makeups that list ‘fragrance’; instead, you must buy those containing plant oils.
Lead is harmful. It is no longer put in paints. But it is sometimes put in lipsticks and whitening toothpaste. Lead can cause miscarriage, delays in starting puberty for females, reduced fertility, etc. Recent research has shown that more than 400 popular makeup brands contained about 7.19 ppm of lead.
3. PEG Compounds
These are petroleum-based compounds. It is used for thickening or softening cosmetics. PEGs often get contaminated with ethylene oxide and 1,4-dioxane. The presence of these can affect the nervous system.
4. Butylated Compounds (BHT, BHA)
These chemicals are used in makeup products so that they can be kept on the shelves for a long time. These are preservatives and can cause skin allergies and other severe skin problems.
These are preservatives that are widely used in makeups. They can easily penetrate through the skin. They can negatively affect hormonal function, reproduction, immune system and the nervous system. These are found in human breast cancer tissue.
All these chemicals are very toxic to the skin and the overall health. If you buy a makeup item from the shop, make sure you avoid products containing these chemicals.