Monday, March 6, 2017

Is Your Makeup Making You Sick? Toxic Makeup & Skincare



Is Your Makeup Making You Sick?



Phthalates are a group of chemicals that are disruptive to the endocrine system.

Your endocrine system is responsible for hormone production. Interference caused by these chemicals can lead to developmental, reproductive, and neurological damage.

These chemicals are used to plasticize your makeup products, giving them more flexibility which helps to better hold color and scent. You'll find these chemicals in everything from your deodorant to your nail polish and hairspray. 

Parabens mimic estrogen and have been detected in human breast cancer cells and tissue.

Parabens also interfere with the immune system, the nervous system and the reproduction system.

Parabens have gained a bad reputation over the years so companies have replaced them with PHENOXYETHANOL however this ingredient has many of the same harmful effects. 
Phthlates are usually classified under "fragrance" which are usually considered "trade secrets" and makeup companies do not have to reveal exactly which ingredients are included on the label.


LEAD has been removed from house paints and primers, but it's still being used in our makeup foundations, lipsticks and even in your favorite whitening toothpaste.


A recent FDA study found that over 400 popular makeup brands contained over 7.19ppm of lead in their beauty products. Lead makes it's way into your makeup products through color additives and these are absorbed by your skin and lips and directly into your bloodstream.


Whenever chemicals break down, they release a harmful formaldehyde gas which is classified as a known human carcinogen by the US Department of Health and the International Cancer Research Agency. 

Inhalation of these gases is harmful but there is no regulation on the use of these in makeup and skincare products in the United States.

Check Your Makeup Ingredients for...

DMDM hydantoin
BHUT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
diazolidinyl urea
sodium hydrozymethylglycinate
imidazolidinyl urea
quarternium-15, Quaternium-18, Quaternium-26

Japan recently banned this ingredient in cosmetics and the United States Food and Drug Administration has released a "consumer alert warning" that this ingredient can DEPRESS THE NERVOUS SYSTEM and cause vomiting and diarrhea in babies and children.


Ingredient found in makeup foundations, this is an unstable chemical --linked with endocrine disruption and thyroid disorders.

A coal tar dye sometimes listed as CL followed by a five-digit number. It’s TOXIC to the RESPIRATORY SYSTEM and contaminated with heavy metals.


This ingredient found in eyeliners, it’s linked to cancer and organ toxicity.
Look for other names such as: channel black, pigment black 6, pigment black 7, acetylene black, froflow, arogen, arotone, arovel, arrow, atlantic, and black pearls.


These chemicals are commonly used in cosmetics to smooth and moisten the products but they are known to disrupt the endocrine system and are toxic to the reproductive system.

Look for ingredient :
-siloxane or -methicone and avoid these products.

The makeup and beauty industry isn't going to give you this information so we feel that it's necessary from time to time to remind you about what you're putting on your skin and into your body.

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