by : Ismail Azmi
Cosmetics are often made of complex combinations of chemicals, from a vast array of sources, both natural and synthetics, there is no absolute guarantee that cosmetic products are safe, the ingredients may contain dangerous chemical, in some cases these product may become contaminated before they are released to public, though these ingredients are regulated in many countries.
Regulation of cosmetics is very limited, if compared to medications and food products. Very little oversight of the wide array of other ingredients, FDA only regulates the use of color additives. So after the cosmetics have hurt a customer, dangerous product may come to light, then we hear large scale recalls of the contaminated products.
However, since these ingredients make the product costless, easy to obtain, smell better and flow nicer, cosmetics producer have no shame that they are still adding these harmful and even deadly ingredients. Nevertheless these ingredients contaminate all forms of personal care products, such as toothpaste, conditioners, facial creams and soaps. These harmful ingredients such as Parabens, Are para-hydroxybenzoic acid esters (methyl, propyl, butyl), acetone, aluminum chemicals, amyl dimethyl para, chloroxylenol, butylenes glycol, diammonium citrate, formalin or formaldehyde, BHA and BHT – Butylated hydroxyanisole and butylated hydroxytoluene, Propylene glycol, Mineral Oil, Paraffin, and Petrolatum, Acrylamide, Acrylate, Butylaminoethyl, Methylacrylate polymer, Sodium laurel, lauryl sulfate (SLS), sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), Phenol carbolic acid, Phenolic compounds, Parabens, Are para-hydroxybenzoic acid esters (methyl, propyl, butyl), Benzoic Acid, sodium benzoate , could infiltrate into your skin, suck into the blood, go to your liver just as if you had swallowed them.
Since these ingredients have been used by many cosmetics industry, side effect would be related to disease, though a lot of side effects don’t show up quickly, and they are no longer related to the skin products directly, if disease developed by these ingredients.
So, from now on, check and try to use cosmetics products containing more natural ingredients, such as aloe vera, coconut oil, olive oil, castile soap, yucca root, jojoba oil, herbs.