With so many beauty cosmetics and ingredients that are put into them in this world; it is a wonder how we can keep ourselves up to date with just what is safe to use and what isn't.
You may question just how bad certain ingredients used in beauty cosmetics can get, considering that they're still being sold without a problem; but you'd be surprised at just what slips under the radar.
Here are some of the most shocking ingredients that you will want to be sure you avoid in every beauty product you buy from now on. Enjoy:
Parabens are mostly used as preservatives to prevent bacteria, yeast, and mold growth in the product. Although that may seem like a good thing, it isn't as good when it comes to our skin health. When put on our bodies, Parabens absorb into our skin and can bring some unfortunate outcomes.
Parabens have been linked to and even found in breast cancer tumors. Lavish usage of parabens can cause breast cancer as well as testicular cancer which is especially unfortunate considering that you can see this ingredient in many various forms of beauty cosmetics.
Makeup, deodorant, body washes, facial cleansers, as well as shampoos all can contain this ingredient.
The best thing you can do to protect yourself from this harm is to look for the word 'Paraben' on your bottle or container's label. It will not always have the word 'paraben' on its own since it can be mixed with other ingredients.
Examples are Butyiparaben, Methylparaben, and Isobutylparaben amongst many other variations.
In short, if you see the word paraben anywhere on your cosmetic product, avoid it.