3 Ingredients to Avoid in Your Skin Care Products
People are looking for chemical free beauty products to replace their old products, due to skin sensitivity and allergic reactions. Some of them are unaware of the consequences of not reading labels and the ingredients properly. Chemical free beauty products are usually gentler when used on skin, won’t clog pores and results to less irritation for more youthful looking skin.
What kind of harmful chemicals are usually found in beauty products?
Let me give you three common top ingredients found in beauty products, which are harmful to our body.
First are petrochemicals. These are from petroleum or crude oil, and are used to liquefy grease. Next is paraben, which is a very common make up ingredient and is known to be the common cause of skin allergies. It is a chemical preservative that tends to imitate the body’s hormones and interfere with the endocrine system.
Paraben can also be found in toothpaste, shampoos, moisturizers and shower gels. Last but not the least is phthalate, which can lead to adult infertility, fetal malformation and reproductive troubles to male babies. Phthalates are used as an additive in beauty products such as perfumes, hairsprays and nail polish.