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Some Dangerous Make-up Products

Postby being lonely » Sep 28, 2015 Views: 5984

Let’s take a look at some of the toxic chemicals we apply to our skin:

1. Talcum Powder/ Talc

One of the main ingredients in baby powders, face powders and loose mineral cosmetics is talc. This toxic mineral is a known carcinogen and can cause ovarian cancer and lung tumor.

Dusting talc powder on the body can result in inhalation of this carcinogenic mineral and cause acute or chronic lung irritation. In addition, using talc powder on genitals is also a cause of ovarian cancer because talc particles move through the reproductive system and embed on the lining of the ovaries leading to serious health hazards.

2. Lipstick

Millions of women and girls apply lipstick every day. And not just once: some style-conscious users touch up their color more than 20 times a dayâ€￾. But are you aware that each lipstick contains traces of lead and as many as eight other metals, from cadmium to aluminium? Even the carcinogenic chemical titanium dioxide is found in lipstick formulas.

Long-term exposure to such chemicals is extremely harmful because they are absorbed by the skin. Other chemicals such as ocopheryl acetate and retinyl acetate are also present in drugstore lipsticks in nanoparticle form. Nanoparticles cross the cell barrier and travel into organs, including the brain in humans causing brain damage and lead poisoning the body.

3. Mascara

Dramatic eyes are all the hype, but the dangers associated with it are not as exciting. Mascara contains metallic substance aluminium powder which is used as a cosmetic colourant, as well as preservatives called parabens which prevent bacteria from growing inside the mascara.

Long-term exposure of aluminum powder can impair the body’s ability to excrete mercury and as a result, cause the mercury in your body to become toxic.

Another harmful ingredient which causes skin irritation, propylene glycol is also present in this beauty product. It can cause an allergic skin reaction, which results in a red, inflamed rash paired with constant itching and minor pain.

4. Foundation:

A must-have for most women, this product is generously lathered on most women’s faces and necks. Liquid foundation, for example, contains plentiful harmful chemicals including propylene glycol, methylparaben, and propylparaben — all of which disrupt the endocrine system causing havoc in all biological processes of the body such as function of the reproductive system and development of the brain and nervous system.

All endocrine disruptors have been labelled a “global threatâ€￾ to fertility and the environment by the World Health Organisation. Foundation is also known to contain butylated compounds (BHT, BHA) as preservatives. These harmful chemicals can cause skin allergies and are linked to organ, developmental, and reproductive toxicity

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Postby ashleygorecki282 » Oct 21, 2015

I like the article but these products will be of some specific company who contains harmful chemicals.... Like low standard or quality products

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Postby samnthayoung » Jun 30, 2016

Used in creamy and foaming products, such as moisturizers and shampoos. Can react to form nitrosamines, which may cause cancer. Harmful to fish and other wildlife.

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