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Learning about the use of chemicals in cosmetics

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If you take the time to check the label on any of your cosmetic products, you are sure to be incredibly surprised by what you see. After all, most people do not stop to think or consider about just ...

If you take the time to check the label on any of your cosmetic products, you are sure to be incredibly surprised by what you see. After all, most people do not stop to think or consider about just how many chemicals in cosmetics are used, but it is quite astounding when you actually figure it out.

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    • Learning About the Use of Chemicals in Cosmetics If you take the time to check the label on any of your cosmetic products, you are sure to be incredibly surprised by what you see. After all, most people do not stop to think or consider about just how many chemicals in cosmetics are used, but it is quite astounding when you actually figure it out. You will nearly always find a long list of chemical ingredients in tiny print on any of your cosmetic products, and chances are that somewhere in the middle of all these technical chemical terms, is the simple word ‘fragrance’, or at least something remotely similar to this. The Most Common Chemicals in Cosmetics There are a few types of chemicals in cosmetics that are used more often than others, and they are: phthalates, musks, and allergic reactions. With phthalates, these are found in nearly three-quarters of name-brand cosmetics products, and what phthalates really are is common plasticizing ingredients that are found to be linked to birth defects in the reproductive system of boys at exposure levels that are typical to about one-quarter of women. This means that if you are using cosmetics products that contain phthalates, that you are actually at risk of passing on birth defects to your unborn children, which is quite obviously a very frightening concept. Another of the most commonly used chemicals in cosmetics is musks, and artificial musks end up actually accumulating in our bodies, and they are often then detected in breast milk and blood, and therefore can be passed on to children in utero, as well as those after birth who are being breastfed. There are nitromusks and polycyclic musks, to be more specific, and each has its own results. Nitromusks are those which are more often linked to skin irritation, sensitization, and even cancer, while the polycyclic musks are considered as being a sort of alternative to nitromusks and as of yet have not been shown to have any negative side effects.
    • How to Avoid Chemicals in Cosmetics Although it is generally impossible to avoid all chemicals in cosmetic products, there are certain things that you can do in order to avoid them as best as possible. For instance, the best idea is that you choose products that are free of fragrance, and make sure that you always take the time to read ingredient labels very carefully, because it can be easy to be tricked. For instance, the term ‘fragrance-free’ does not necessarily mean that the product is actually free of fragrance chemicals, but instead, a fragrance may be masking a chemical scent in order to create an illusion of the product being fragrance free. Beauty supplies are ready. Click Here. How to Make Your Own Acne Creams How to Use A Homemade Acne Cleanser How to Treat Acne with Honey, Cinnamon and More How to Clear Acne Today For Good How to Us The Acne Remedy You Never Knew About How to Treat Acne With These Must Have's How to Use In Home Acne Remedies To Banish Acne
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