The Worst Cosmetic Ingredients for Your Skin
Everyone loves a field trip to Sephora or their favorite cosmetic counters to see the gorgeous new colors, trends and make-me fierce looks for the season. But what happens when those tasty and tempting makeup products you’re shelling out money to buy could actually be ruining the health and look of your skin? Before racking up your credit card with new purchases check out potential beauty wreckers.
One of the most controversial ingredients in the cosmetics industry this ingredient is used in cosmetics as a preservative to keep bacteria and fungus at bay. Linked to certain types of cancer, parabens applied topically to the skin can react with UVB rays leading to increased skin aging. Check your ingredients for this troublemaker.
Mineral makeup and other powders are laden with the ingredient bismuth oxychloride which can cause cause redness, itching and breakouts. Beauties with sensitive or acne-prone skin will want to steer clear from this ingredient.
This chemical is the culprit in many products including shampoos, hand soaps and the recently banned Brazilian Blowout. The Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database has been linked to allergic reactions, irritation of skin, eyes and lungs reproductive defects and even certain types of cancers. Look for products sans formaldehyde.