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Triclosan was initially developed as a surgical scrub for medical professionals, but in recent years it has been added to a host of consumer products, from kitchen cutting boards to shoes. #safecosmetics #cosmetics
Usually associated with use in skin lighteners but can be found in other facial and cosmetic products, hydroquinone is linked to cancer and organ-system toxicity. It is one of the most toxic ingredients used in personal care products. #safecosmetics #facials #nails
Nitrosamines are impurities that can show up in a wide array of cosmetics ingredients—including diethanolamine (DEA) and triethanolamine (TEA)—and products. The U.K.’s Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform characterizes nitrosamines as toxic in more animal species than any other category of chemical carcinogen. Avoiding products with DEA and TEA is a start. #safecosmetics #cosmetics #cleanliving
Toluene is a toxic chemical used in nail products and hair dyes. Exposure to toluene can result in temporary effects such as headaches, dizziness and cracked skin, as well as more serious effects such as reproductive damage and respiratory complications. #nails #safecosmetics #healthybody #beauty
Parabens have been found in biopsies from breast tumors at concentrations similar to those found in consumer products. #safecosmetics #cosmetics#breastcancer
Octinoxate has been detected in human urine, blood and breast milk, which indicates that humans are systemically exposed to this compound. Octinoxate is an endocrine disruptor that mimics estrogen and can disrupt thyroid function.
Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) are used as preservatives in a variety of personal care products. Both of these chemicals are linked to endocrine disruption and organ-system toxicity. BHA has been banned for use in cosmetics in the E.U. #safecosmetics
Coal tar is used in food, textiles, cosmetics and personal care products. Experimental studies have found that application of and exposure to coal tar produce skin tumors and neurological damage. #shampoo#safecosmetics #coaltar
Heavy metals like lead, arsenic, mercury, aluminum, zinc, chromium and iron are found in a wide variety of personal care products including lipstick, whitening toothpaste, eyeliner and nail color. Some metals are intentionally added as ingredients, while others are contaminants. Exposure to metals has been linked to health concerns including reproductive, immune and nervous system toxicity. #safecosmetics #humanhealth #heavymetals
1,4-dioxane, a carcinogen linked to organ toxicity, may be found in many of the products you use, but you won’t find it as an ingredient on product labels. That’s because 1,4-dioxane is a contaminant created when common ingredients react to form the compound when mixed together.
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Ethanolamines appear on the label as MEA, DEA and TEA in cosmetics and personal care products. MEA and TEA are linked to liver tumors. The European Commission prohibits diethanolamine (DEA) in cosmetics, to reduce contamination from carcinogenic nitrosamines. #fact #safecosmetics #hair
Fragrance is considered a trade secret, so companies don't have to tell us what's in it – often dozens or even hundreds of synthetic chemical compounds are present under one little tiny word, fragrance. #perfume #beautyproducts #safecosmetics