Healthy choice: cosmetics


It is estimated that the average woman injects more than two kilograms of harmful chemicals into her body in the form of cosmetics per year…

It should be borne in mind that applying chemicals to the skin is more harmful than ingestion, since in this case they enter directly into the blood stream. Studies have shown that nine out of ten beauty products used by women are expired. Their use may lead to results opposite to those desired; such as skin irritation, premature aging and cancer.

The composition of cosmetics

Cosmetics most often have five components: fats, preservatives, fragrances, emulsifiers and dietary supplements.

The basis of cosmetic products are fats and oils, which, by preventing the natural exchange of air and moisture, are designed to nourish the skin with their ingredients.

Preservatives kill germs (both harmful and beneficial) and also prevent the fat from going rancid.

Natural essential oils or their cheap substitutes, designed to give the composition a pleasant smell. These fragrances are the main cause of allergy to cosmetics.

Emulsifiers make the mixture stable. As a rule, emulsifiers dry and tighten the skin.

In order for cosmetics to theoretically bring some benefit, they use dietary supplements (biologically active additives) — enzymes, enzymes, infusions.

The most dangerous elements of cosmetics

Beware of these elements in cosmetics.


They are part of water-based cosmetics, shampoos, shower gels, and soaps. Cause headaches, allergies.

Pesticideshealth effects of deodorant

Included in skin care products. They can cause cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and general poisoning of the body.


Methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, isobutylparaben — are included in a wide range of cosmetic products from deodorants to creams as preservative stabilizers that inhibit the growth of microorganisms. They are absorbed by the skin and have a weak estrogenic effect, which is dangerous for women for whom estrogen is contraindicated (for breast cancer), as well as during pregnancy (causes pathologies in the reproductive function of the fetus). Disrupt hormonal balance.


Included in deodorants, hair care products, perfumes and decorative cosmetics. They increase the risk of developing asthma, allergies and can disrupt hormonal balance.

By the way...

Deodorants can cause breast cancer. A group of substances known as parabens have been found in significant amounts in tumor tissue samples. The scientists concluded that they accumulate parabens with an average concentration of 20.6 nanograms per gram of tissue. Parabens are used as preservatives in thousands of cosmetics, foods and drugs, but this is the first study to show they can accumulate in tissues. Scientists also noted that parabens are similar in action to female sex hormones and can accelerate the growth of tumors.

Healthy choice: composition of cosmetics

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Source: «The product is dangerous! What not to buy and why, Vitaly and Inna Morozov

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