Toxic Makeup Remover – How Does Yours Measure Up?

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Toxic Ingredients Hide In Many Beauty Products, Including Makeup Remover. Every Day Use Of These Toxic Removers Can Negatively Impact Your Heath Later In Life. So What’s actully Lurking In Your Makeup Remover?

Typically makeup removers use several toxic ingredients to produce effective makeup removal results. These ingredients include surfactants and solubles that dissolve your makeup, and emulsifiers that lift the makeup, oil and any dead skin. Although these ingredients actively remove the makeup, they may expose you to unnecessary health risks and also damage your skin. Even though most ingredients are considered safe in small doses, all the makeup products you use every single day adds up. The scary truth is, women put on over 500 chemicals on their bodies each day. The beauty industry is also lacks much needed safety regulated which raises quite a few concerns. 

Here’s a quick look at several of the toxic ingredients typically found in makeup remover and how these ingredients can negativley impact your health.

Fragrance – pleasant smell

  • Endocrine disruption – danger – moderate
  • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity – danger – moderate
  • Allergies and immunotoxicity – danger – high

Parabens – preservative

  • Developmental/reproductive toxicity – danger – moderate
  • Endocrine disruption – danger – high

 Mineral Oil –skin conditioning agent.

  •  Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive) – danger – moderate

Sodium Lauryl Sulphate – cleansing agent

  • Irritant to skin and eyes – danger – moderate
  • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity – danger – low

Benzyl Alcohol – fragrance, solvent, and de-greasing agent

  • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity – danger – moderate
  • Allergies and immunotoxicity – danger – high

Cyclopentasiloxane – solvent and lubricant

  • Cancer – danger – low
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation – danger – moderate
  • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity – danger – moderate
  • Neurotoxucity – danger – low

 

 
SOURCE: Organics.org

Tips for buying makeup remover

Buy a makeup remover with ingredients you can read and understand. If you’re not sure if an ingredient is safe do a quick Google search on your phone in the store. Tip, if you wouldn’t feel safe eating, it don’t put it on your face. Many products absorb through the skin and enter your body unknowingly. A safe alternative to store bought makeup remover is a makeup removing cloth, no products required just water. Or, make your own makeup remover at home here is a LINK to some DIY recipes. 

We hope you gained some quality information on the risks associated with failing to research ingredients in makeup remover before using it. Be sure to share this info with your friends on social media.