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Harmful chemicals that are used in beauty cosmetics


The chemically treated cosmetics we use contain many malignant chemicals which can lead us to fatal diseases like cancer. Here is a list of chemicals that is usually found in beauty products we use every day. Severe health issues can be caused by these so-called skin enriching, beauty enhancing products that are being sold under the label of countless fake promises of an ageless beauty.

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Also known as Propylparaben, IIsoparaben, Methylparaben, Butylparaben , parabens are a group of compounds that are used as preservatives in cosmetics, pharmaceutical and food products.

Adverse effects  

In numerous studies, paraben has been found in breast tumours and there are possibilities that it helps to spread cancer. So, better you stay away from these malignant things and trust only natural products for your beauty care.


It’s an easter or salt of the sulphuric acid. They are synthetic ingredients that are partially based on sulphur that is derived from petroleum or few other sources.

Adverse effects

Sulphates were found to break down proteins which can cause a degenerative effect on cell membranes. It can combine with other chemicals to form nitrosamines and carcinogen and can cause cancer. They were also found to leave their residue in lungs, heart and brain.


Also known as polysiloxanes, silicones are polymers that include a synthetic compound that is made up of the repeating units of siloxane.

Adverse effects

Silicon sits on the top layer skin and keeps in the dirt, bacteria and sebum that may already present in the skin. And once the skin is irritated, you will get breakouts. In fact, prolonged use of silicones may cause allergic reactions and sensitive skin which in turn will lead to eczema flare-ups leaving you with skin problems like acne or spots.

Artificial colors

Artificial colors are formed in labs with chemicals that are derived from petroleum, crude oil product which is also found in diesel fuel, gasoline, tar and asphalt.

Adverse effects 

Artificial colors affect neurons which can lead to allergic reactions. It may also cause thyroid tumours, adrenal gland and kidney tumours. It may be contaminated with chemicals linked to cancer.

Mineral Oil

Mineral oil is a distillation colorless and odourless product of petroleum.

Adverse effects 

It may be severely contaminated with toxins besides applying it to your skin for long period can cause negative hormonal effects like miscarriages, ovarian dysfunction, endometriosis, damage to the immune system etc.

Precaution is BETTER than cure!!

Now when you are aware of the malicious effects of the chemicals present in countless beauty products, it becomes a duty to stay cautious of these hidden enemies. After all, you can’t compromise your health and life for some silly, unrealistic beauty promises. Can You??

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