4 Harmful Chemicals in Personal Care Products

Cosmetic products have become a daily necessity for all of us throughout the world. Usually, people become the blind follower of a particular brand of personal care products without thinking that most of these cosmetics contain harmful chemicals that cause side effects like acne, headache, dark circles and other skin related problems. It is not easy to make the people understand to ditch that particular beauty product they have been using for years. So, here we are telling you about 4 toxic chemicals, which are usually found in day-to-day personal care products, so that you can make a well-informed decision while choosing your next beauty cosmetics.

1. Diethanolamine (DEA)

This is a harmful chemical often used in cosmetic products. Exposure of this powerful chemical to humans can cause irritation to the skin. Also, it has been found in a study that prenatal exposure to DEA may have harmful effects on the development of brain in the child to be born. However, there are certain personal care products such as Lass Naturals Cold Cream, which are totally free from harmful chemicals like Diethanolamine.

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2. Mercury

Generally, skin lightening creams include mercury as one of their ingredients, which can have dangerous effects on our health. Mercury can harm our liver, brain and kidneys. If mercury containing personal care products are used for a longer period of time then it can also damage the central nervous system. Also, this toxic chemical may increase the chance of nephrotic syndrome and neurotoxicity. Hence, you can use natural cosmetic products, which are mercury-free and also enhance the beauty of your skin.

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3. Kohl Stone

Kohl or Kajal is one of the most popular cosmetic products, being used globally on a bigger scale. But do you know that kohl stone contains unsafe chemicals such as magnetite, galena and zincite? Continued use of such chemicals may increase the amount of lead, affecting your brain functioning and bone marrow. Also, these chemicals can cause convulsions as well as anemia. United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not permitted to use these chemicals in any cosmetic.

4. Triethanolamine (TEA)

Triethanolamine is a chemical that has been extensively used in various personal care products to manage their pH levels. This chemical may cause dryness as well as irritation to our skin and eyes. Also, it may cause other allergies to our skin.

 

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