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10 Hazardous Chemicals You Must Avoid

Who doesn’t want to look beautiful? No wonder the cosmetic industry is awash with innumerable beauty products that claim this and that to cash in on your dream to look more beautiful. But are all these products 100% safe? Do you ever check their ingredients and the compositions? Here’s a list of hazardous chemicals that you must avoid to ensure that the cosmetic products you use are 100% safe.

1Parabens

Widely used in moisturizers, makeup products, and shampoos; parabens tend to penetrate the skin and affect hormonal functions.  This may even cause breast cancer. In your cosmetic products, do check for “pararaben” (propylparaben, methylparaben, butylparaben, isobutylparaben, ethylparaben).

2. DEA, cocamide DEA, and lauramide DEA

You will find these in foaming and creamy products such as creams, moisturizers, and shampoos. Very harmful and may lead to liver cancer as well as pre-cancerous changes in thyroid and skin

 3. Dibutyl Phthalate or DBP

Primarily used in nail and hair products. It can penetrate through the skin and may affect horomonal functions.

4. BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole) and BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)

This is primarily used in moisturizers and makeup products. This can affect the hormonal functions, cause allergic reactions in the skin, and may even lead to cancer.

 5. Coal Tar Dyes

Do check your hair colours and hair dyes for Look for P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE. This has harmful efects on brain, and is cancerous.

 6. Formaldehyde-Releasing Preservatives

It causes cancer, so do check your hair products and moisturizers for DMDM HYDANTOIN, DIAZOLIDINYL UREA, IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA, METHENAMINE, or QUARTERNIUM-15.

7. PEGs

Primarily used as cosmetic cream bases in moisturizers, conditioners, and deodorants. If contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, this can cause cancer

8. Petrolatum

Petroleum is primarily used in hair products, skin care products, lipsticks, and lip balms. Petrolatum may be contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which is associated with cancer.

9. Mineral Oil

This is very harmful if poorly refined. A petroleum by-product, mineral oil is used in baby oil, body lotions, and makeup products. Mineral oil can clog the skin pores and can cuase skin disorders and may affect skin cell development, which may lead to premature aging.

10. Siloxanes

Primarily used in moisturizers, hair products, and makeup products. This can affect hormonal functions. Do check for cyclomethicone as well as ingredients ending in “siloxane.”

 

For more imformation on chemicals that are not good for you, you can drop a message to Cleopatra – Bridal makeovers chandigarh


Cleopatra is a trusted beauty, makeup, skin care, and wellness brand. A chain of salons, spas, and wellness centers – Cleopatra Chandigarh has to its credit varied prestigious awards for: Best makeup artists in chandigarh, best makeup artists in India (north), best salon in chandigarh, best bridal makeup artists in chandigarh, best spa in chandigarh, best hair stylist in chandigarh, best hair salon in chandigarh. Cleopatra luxury salon lounge is in Chandigarh. Besides Cleopatra salon chain has more salons ‘n’ spas in chandigarh, panchkula, mohali, zirakpur, kharar to provide you with the services of best makeup artist in panchkula,  best makeup artist in mohali, best makeup artist in zirakpur, best makeup artist in kharar.


 

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