Warning: There are Harmful Chemicals in Your Cosmetics

Women use cosmetics every day to look their best and feel confident.

But, they might be unaware of some dangers that come with the use of these products.

There is more to buying beauty products than just picking them up from the shelf and throwing them into your shopping cart.

Lipsticks, mascaras, and body scrubs may look pretty on the outside, but it’s tough to tell what they’re made of. The ingredients often include waxes, fragrances, oils–sometimes unnatural substances. It may be difficult to tell what’s inside the bottles and jars that contain your cosmetic products.

So, we recommend buying the best products from international brands, such as Maybelline, Max Factor, NYX cosmetics, L’Oreal Paris products online in Pakistan, etc.

Read on to find out why!

What Are Cosmetic Products Made of?

It is estimated that the average woman uses 12 products on her skin a day containing 168 different chemicals. This includes lotions, shampoo, soap, and more.

Another study, by Northwestern University in Illinois, has also revealed that complaints related to beauty goods have more than doubled since 2015. These complaints were mostly coming from hair care products which were the most common ones reported.

According to various cases reported to the FDA, there were more than 5,000 incidents reported from 2004-to 2016 and 1,591 reports in 2016 alone.

The next time you buy a beauty product, make sure to look for renown brands that don’t have harmful ingredients, such as when you buy L’Oreal Paris products in Pakistan.

Otherwise, your skin and hair would always be at a risk of getting damaged by these harmful chemicals:

1) Parabens

Parabens are one of the most common ingredients found in beauty products, both for face masks and shampoos. They can be found in a variety of products. Although parabens are used as a preservative in some products, they can disrupt the hormones in the human body when they accumulate.

2) Phthalates

Chemical compounds are what soften plastics or affect the consistency of substances.

They’re predominantly used to make nail polishes less brittle when worn and make hair sprays softer so that they’re less stiff in the hair.

Phthalates have been linked to hormone disruption.

3) SLS or SLES

Sodium Laureth and lauryl sulfate are the terminology for sodium Laureth and lauryl sulfate, respectively.

These are important ingredients that cause cosmetic products to froth up and lather more, giving users the clean sensation they seek.

As a result, they’re frequently found in face washes and shower gels.

Skin irritation can be caused by sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium Laureth sulfate.

4) Mineral oil

Before purchasing another expensive beauty product, look at the ingredients and find out if mineral oil is listed.

 Mineral oil can be an acne trigger as it seeps into pores and leaves a sheen on top of the skin.

5) Formaldehyde

This is one of the most dangerous chemicals found in beauty products.

Some people use it in nail polish and eyelash glue. Formaldehyde has many downsides, such as irritating the skin and being inhaled.

6) BHT

Butylated hydroxytoluene is a chemical that prevents beauty products from changing color or texture when they come into contact with air.

It can be found on ingredient lists as an antioxidant, but it can also cause skin irritation.

7) Lead

This heavy metal is often found in makeup products like lipsticks and eyeliners.

Sometimes trace amounts of it can lead to cases of poisoning when smacking one’s lips or reapplying lipstick.

Lead exposure has serious drawbacks as it can lead to problems like cognitive impairment, etc.

Increasing numbers of people want to avoid the toxic ingredients in their makeup. More and more brands are releasing versions that contain no such ingredients, including:

  • Lip products
  • Eye products
  • Concealers
  • Foundations
  • Blushes or bronzers
  • Mascaras

According to the EWG, Congress has not updated legislation on cosmetics since 1938.

Companies do not need FDA approval before selling their products and many of them may contain harmful ingredients.

There are no laws or regulations governing how and where companies can manufacture products in America.

This leaves each person with the responsibility of deciding what products to trust.

Avoiding products with ingredients listed in this article may be one way to limit exposure to some toxic chemicals from makeup.

The next time you buy any beauty product or specifically L’Oreal Paris beauty products in Pakistan, be sure to choose the right ones that don’t have harmful ingredients like these.