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Do You Know What's in Your Everyday Beauty Products?

by Miranda Kukavica-Wilson 3 years ago in product review
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Are your everyday products really that safe for you?

Have you ever researched what's in your everyday beauty products? After reading this, you will!

When I started researching what was in my beauty products and makeup I was horrified! I could not believe that I've been putting all that stuff on my face every single day for years!

I've always been interested health and beauty, but I've never realized how harmful my products are for my body until I came across a girl on my Instagram who posted about some of the harmful effects it has. It got me thinking about some of the issues I've been having lately, and I'm starting to think that maybe there's a relation here.

So I started doing some research myself, and let me tell you, it isn't pretty!

WARNING: YOU'RE ABOUT TO READ SOME VERY IMPORTANT AND INTENSE INFORMATION BELOW, GET READY..

Most of our big brand beauty companies have these horrific chemicals in our products and we have no idea because we trust these companies that they're safe and okay for us to use.

But little do we know..

Some of the most common chemicals in our beauty products are parabens, phthalates, and triclosan. There are a TON more harmful chemicals, but these are some of the most common.

I've done some research for you about these chemicals so you can be aware of what you're putting on your body every single day, so continue reading!

Phthalates:

Most commonly found in nail polishes, hair sprays, deodorants, perfumes, and moisturizing lotions, and are used to make them more flexible and harder to break. This chemical is an endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC) that can alter hormonal balance and potentially cause reproductive, developmental and cancer in the breasts, liver, kidney and lungs. It has also been shown to cause asthma and allergy symptoms, early onset of puberty, and premature birth & birth weight.

Just reading about this first chemical has already scared me..

Parabens:

Most of the cosmetics on the market contain parabens and ingredients that can biodegrade. These chemicals are added to prevent and reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and mold, increasing the shelf life of the product. It mimics estrogen in the body & disrupts hormones, which can lead to skin problems, including dermatitis and allergic reactions. Its been found in breast tumors, and is harmful to the environment and our animals.

The good news is there are a variety of paraben-free skin-care products available on the market now, however even if they're paraben free, they most likely have other harmful toxins in them.

Triclosan:

Another harmful ingredient is Triclosan, it's added to reduce or prevent bacterial contamination while we use our products over and over each day. Studies have shown a decrease in the levels of some thyroid hormones in humans and has now been linked ti skin cancer. Companies such as Dial, Clearasil, and Bath & Body Works products have this harmful ingredient in them.

Parabens are pretty easy to find, propylparaben and methylparaben. Phthalates, however, are sneaky, they're usually disguised as “fragrance (parfum)”.

What products to check? Pretty much anything you put on your body–moisturizer, sunscreen, makeup, lotion, shampoo and conditioner, shaving cream, deodorant, baby lotion, diaper cream, everything!

Unfortunately, even many of the organic and natural brands hide these nasty chemicals in them, so you really have to look at the ingredient list before purchasing. Be sure to look for “phthalate free” on the label.

If this information hasn't changed your mind on the products you use everyday, I don't know what will! Remember people, do your research before buying any products on the market!

If you're curious about what's in the products you use, check out this website.

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