Women: Use conventional makeup? Here are the 515 chemicals you’re putting on yourself every day.

Use conventional (even high-end) make up? Here’s the key Chemicals your face and body are absorbing:



We’ve covered this issue many times before, but there’s nothing like a simple infographic to remind us: our choices have consequences, for good or ill (literally).

Via Mind Body Green, via Daily Mail:

“most of our favourite cosmetics are cocktails of industrially produced and potentially dangerous chemicals that could damage our health and, in some cases, rather than delivering on their potent ‘anti-ageing’ promise, are causing us to age faster…

…Many of those are also used in products such as household cleaners, and have been linked to a number of health problems from allergies and skin sensitivity to more serious hormonal disturbances, fertility problems and even cancer.

Parabens…are found in shampoos, hair gels, shaving gels and body lotions…

…may mutate and become toxic when exposed to sunlight, causing premature skin ageing and an increased risk of skin cancer.

Methylparabens are found in more than 16,000 products, including moisturisers and toothpastes…

‘Research shows that between 20 and 60 per cent of parabens may be absorbed into the body.'”

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JPalm Sep 8, 2013 8:11pm

I tried making my own shampoo out of baking soda and apple cider vinegar and my hair was not nice after. I am so open to these alternatives~

Donna May 10, 2013 6:25pm

I would also link deodorant to breast cancer, and I would have listed aluminum as another most worrisome for it (antiperspirant)

jill Jan 31, 2013 1:13am

Oh cripes, here we go again. Our bodies are a lot more tolerant than we think!
No mention of cigarettes, and alcohol? Those do way more damage than any of this stuff. Plus they affect other people just as much. No way am I going to spend a ton of money on overpriced healthy make-up just so I can go outside and be blasted by cigarettes, smog and perfume anyhow!
I am sure the next article will be just full of completely safe replacements for all these killer chemical AT 10 TIMES THE COST! Or you can just contact the person who commented I am sure she will hook you up with tiny expensive containers of perfect stuff.
Way to take advantage of people!
Life is too short to obsess over this type of thing.
Everyone is turning into a hypochondriac!

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