8 Toxic and Carcinogenic Compounds Found In Cosmetics

Beauty products are part of everyday life for most of the people to look at their best. But when it comes to cosmetics the consequences of ingredients that they contain can be more than just on skin surface. The self made cosmetics industry sometimes makes its money in assurance of beauty and they forget to mention that chemicals are present in their products which are strictly toxic to use on humans. Here is a list of chemicals present in common beauty and skin care products.

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1.Benzoyl Peroxide – Mainly used in acne products acts as an mutagen and lead to DNA damage in humans and other mammalians. It is also toxic for skin,eyes and respiratory system.

2.Dioxin – These are often used in anti-bacterial ingredients like tridosan, emulsifiers and cleansers. It cause cancer, reduce immunity system, nervous system disorders and birth deformity.

3.Phthalates – These are group of chemicals called plasticisers which are used as fragrance and preservatives in many diverse cosmetics like shampoo, hair sprays, soaps and nail polishes that can cause damages to reproductive and hormone systems.

4.Parabens – An estimated 75% to 90% of cosmetics contain preservatives called parabens. The parabens leads to many diseases like hormone imbalance, breast cancer and neurotoxicity.

5.Tridosan – It is a synthetic antibacterial agent posing risks to human health and environment. It is classified as chlorophenol chemical suspected of causing cancer in humans.

6.SLS & SLES – Sodium Lauryl Sulphate found in 90% form products like shaving cream, bath products, toothpaste and hair products. It is common cause of children eczema, eye damage, depression and skin irritation.

7.Polyethylene Glycol – These are petroleum based chemicals that are often used as cleansing agents, emulsifiers and skin conditioners. They opens the pores of skin and enables toxins to run away into your body and are major cause of cancer.

8.Lead – This usually categories under heavy metals and lead to various immunity related issues and is major reason for development of cancer. It mainly found in beauty products of daily use like lipstick, lip balm and eye make up.

There are many other nasty chemicals that you need to avoid while purchasing your make-up or household cleansing products. So ,best thing is to check ingredients list carefully and try to include products with natural elements. You may check a range of Coal Glow’s beauty products that combines power of herbal extracts to achieve natural beauty.

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