Makeup products are using a variety of chemical additives in order to achieve their effects permanently. However, these ingredients are often problematic for the human body and the environment. Three of these ingredients in makeup are Parabens, Phthalates and Silicones.
Many consumers are looking now for products that do not use these substances. But it is difficult, regardless of the price range, to find appropriate products. In this article we provide you a list of brands that offer makeup without parabens, phthalates and silicones.
Parabens are a type of preservative used in a wide variety of cosmetics, including makeup, to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and mold. They are added to water-containing cosmetics in order to avoid the development of bacteria in the contained water. The parabens, however, are highly controversial because of their impact on the human hormonal balance. More and more countries around the globe are imposing strict maximum limits for the use of parabens on the human skin. Some countries, such as Denmark, have already banned them from cosmetic products, all together.
Not all makeup contains parabens. There has been growing concern over the side effects of long-term exposure to parabens. As a result, many cosmetic companies have started producing paraben-free products. These products use alternative preservatives that are believed to be safer, such as mineral substances. If you’re looking to avoid parabens, it’s important to read product labels carefully. Parabens are usually easy to identify by their name, such as methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, or ethylparaben. Continue reading and you will get to know brands that do without parabens.
Parabens don’t directly provide benefits to the skin but are used to stabilize the formulation and prevent microbial growth.
However, there are some concerns about their potential effects:
Skin Irritation: With prolonged use, parabens may cause dry skin conditions. The exposed skin may develop rash, swelling, pain, cracks, and various other issues.
Hormone Disruption: Parabens can mimic estrogen in the body and are considered endocrine disruptors. This can cause changes in cholesterol, blood sugar, thyroid, and immune function.
Cancer Risk: Some studies have shown that parabens can affect the mechanisms of normal breast cells and potentially influence their abnormal growth, leading to an increased risk for breast cancer.
However, it’s important to note that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found that there is currently no reason for consumers to be concerned about the use of parabens in cosmetic products. The actual incidence of allergy and true allergic contact dermatitis to parabens is very low, less than 2 percent.
If you’re concerned about parabens in your skincare products, it’s always a good idea to read product labels carefully or consult with a dermatologist.Continue reading
If you are looking for organic skin care products, you might want to avoid sunscreens that contain Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, or Octinoxate. These are chemical filters that absorb UV rays and convert them into heat, but they can also have negative impacts on your health and the environment. Here is a brief overview of each substance and why you should steer clear of them.Continue reading
Ordinary liquid or solid soap is another skin care product that often contains a lot of chemical substances. In this article we look at SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) and Parabens in particular and give you a list of paraben and sls free soap products.Continue reading
A conventional Body Wash is using a variety of chemical additives to achieve the cleaning and care effect. However, many of the ingredients are problematic for the human body and for the environment. Two problematic substances most conventional body washes have are Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), and parabens. In this article we give you a list of sls- and parabene-free body wash products.
Many consumers are looking now for toileteries that do not contain these chemical substances. It is difficult to find relevant products and it requires a detailed study of the list of ingredients on the packaging in the drugstore or supermarket.
The easiest way to find chemical free body wash ist to concentrates ones search on all natural cosmetics manufacturer. But be aware that even if a product calls itself “all-natural” or “organic” it still could include chemicals, mineral-oil based substances or plastic. Continue reading
When we buy a shampoo in the drugstore or the supermarket we usually do not put much thought in what is actually in this product. Only when we suffer from intolerances or irritations on our skin caused by chemicals in our cosmetics we start studying the ingredients list.
But in order to avoid skin problems caused by caosmetic products we schould start considering what products we are using and listen less to the Marketing messages on the TV. Although think about what chemicals you might flush in to the environment and consider buying products with biodegradable ingredients.
At the end of this article you find a list of brands that do not use the chemicals mentioned below.
When you buy a shampoo or conditioner you should pay attention to these chemicals. Continue reading