Lifestyle Fashion and Beauty 28 Jan 2016 Watch out for these ...

Watch out for these toxic ingredients in makeup

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jan 28, 2016, 5:28 pm IST
Updated Jan 28, 2016, 5:40 pm IST
Cosmetic ingredients don’t just give rise to mild allergies but can even cause serious diseases like cancer.
Many products contain hidden hazardous chemicals that are not listed on labels. (Photo: Facebook)
 Many products contain hidden hazardous chemicals that are not listed on labels. (Photo: Facebook)

If makeup is like second skin to you, it is important that you know that most cosmetic companies use harmful ingredients in their products. And these ingredients don’t just give rise to mild allergies but can even cause serious diseases like cancer, according to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

Foundation

 

While arsenic found in foundations has been linked to reproductive and developmental harm, another ingredient titanium oxide can cause cancer when inhaled.

Eye Shadow

Eye shadow contains formaldehyde, titanium dioxide, heavy metals and mineral oils. All of them have been linked to cancer.

Eyeliner

The presence of heavy metals like lead, arsenic and carbon black in eyeliners are carcinogenic and may damage your reproductive system.

Blush

Parabens in most blush powders can adversely affect your hormones.

Mascara

Formaldehyde and carbon black are again linked to an increased instance of cancer.

 

Lipstick

Three-fourths of all lipsticks have lead, which can cause brain damage.

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