Ingredients to Avoid in Cosmetics

If we take care of what we are putting inside our body, but not of what we are putting on it..Then you are doing it wrong.

Its true! What you put onto your skin can go into your body to affect your health. Beauty at the cost of your health . .. isn’t worth it. Right? Why shall we make our body absorb chemicals instead of the ingredients provided by nature? Switching to organic skincare is not so difficult , just be informed and check the ingredients list before using the product on your skin .

Even though some chemicals are necessary to be added in skin & hair care products but we should avoid the ones that are not so neccessary. I liked this infographic shared by Natural Healthy Concepts about the toxic chemicals that one should avoid while buying products for their skin and hair.

toxic-skin-infographic

In addition to these, I also found some ingredients that are not healthy for us, like –

  • synthetic fragrances
  • mineral oil
  • Methylisothiazolinone
  • Lead
  • Alminium
  •  Isopropyl (SD-40)
  • Petrolatum
  • Synthetic colorants
  •  DEET
  • Formaldehyde
  • Toluene

 

Helpful Resources
Environmental Working Group
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Organic Beauty Talk

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