Cosmetics and the impact of their ingredients
Cosmetics have been around for ages.
Ever since people have used kohl to outline their eyes in ancient Egypt or covered their lips and faces in lead based pigments ages ago, humans have always been looking for ways to enhance their appearances.
However, you’d think that after centuries, with the modern research capabilities we have today, all cosmetics marketed to the public would be safe to regularly use. Unfortunately, it’s not the case. In fact the cosmetics industry is not as regulated as other industries such as the vehicle, electronics or tobacco industries, yet some ingredients found in many of today’s cosmetics have been found to contribute to illness, reproductive issues and even cancer.1
But you can still find clean products that are healthy for you. Here we’ll share a list of ingredients you should seriously avoid, but we’ll also include ways you can easily find alternative products that are safe to use.
Cosmetic ingredients to avoid
Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde-releasing ingredients
The three ingredients listed above aren’t the only ones
How to Find Personal Care Products and Cosmetics that are good for you
Where to buy cleaner cosmetics
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1) 80 Years Later Cosmetic Chemicals Still Unregulated https://www.ewg.org/news-and-analysis/2018/06/80-years-later-cosmetics-chemicals-still-unregulated
2) The Story of Cosmetics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfq000AF1i8
3) Talc – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talc
4) Talcum Powder Lawsuits https://www.drugwatch.com/talcum-powder/lawsuits/
5) Health Canada Suggest That Talc May Be Harmful To Human Health https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/news/2018/12/health-canada-assessment-suggests-that-talc-may-be-harmful-to-human-health.html
6) Talcum Powder & Cancer https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/talcum-powder-and-cancer.html
7) Parabens Explained – What Are Parabens? The Truth About Skincares Bigges Bad Guy https://www.elle.com/uk/beauty/skin/articles/a36356/what-are-parabens/
8) Formaldehyde and Cancer Risk https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/substances/formaldehyde/formaldehyde-fact-sheet