Sometimes you only need to look at the composition of a cream or lotion to understand - NO WAY! Remember the names of the main pests.
1. PROPYLENE GLYCOL
This compound is a derivative of petroleum products. It is the second most popular ingredient in moisturizers after water. This compound may cause eye and skin irritation. Propylene glycol is found in shaving products, baby oils, and shampoos. If there are labels Propylene Glycol, Proptylene Glycol, 1, 2-Propanediol on the label - do not take!
He's formalin. It is a common preservative. You can meet it in the composition of nail polishes, shampoos, bleaching agents. On the label it can be referred to as 4 formaldehyde, formalin, formic aldehyde, oxomethane, oxymethylene. Toxic and carcinogenic. No way.
Hydroquinone is a popular ingredient in whitening cosmetics, hair lighteners, concealers, cleansers and sunscreens with SPF above 15. Hydroquinone reduces the production of melanin pigment in the skin. This leads to an increase in the exposure of UVA and UVB rays to the deeper layers of the skin. You understand how dangerous it is. May be labeled as 1, 4-Benzenediol, 1, 4-Dihydroxybenzene, P-Dioxybenzene, 4-Hydroxyphenol, P-Hydroxyphenol, 1, 4 Benzenediol.
4. SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, SODIUM LAURET SULFATE
These substances remove oil and s alt from the skin. May cause irritation to the skin and eyes, but pose a real threat only with prolonged (more than an hour in a row) contact with the skin. So if your shampoo has it - do not panic, but for the future try to choose products that do not contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate, Anhydrous Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Irium, SLS, SLES, MSDS, ALES, ALS.
Any cream contains substances whose names end in -paraben. For example, butylparaben (Butylparaben), methylparaben (Methylparaben), propylparaben (Propylparaben). These substances are used as preservatives. Parabens are considered safe, but recent studies have confirmed that methylparaben can interact with UVB rays and accelerate skin aging. Be careful with him!
6. ALUMINUM ACETATE
Used in face creams as an astringent. It was originally developed to create waterproof fabrics… interesting analogy with leather, isn't it? With prolonged use, Aluminum Acetate causes skin flaking.
Used in creams as a bactericide. May cause skin sensitivity to sunlight, itching and redness. If you have sensitive skin, then the mention of Bithionol on the label is a stop sign!
Chemical compounds of fat with water, in which fat is crushed into smaller components. Contrary to advertising, they are not a moisturizer, but cause dehydration and drying of the skin (at air humidity below 65–70% they “pull” moisture from the deep layers of the skin, which increases the drying of the deep layers of the epidermis, making dry skin even drier). It is easy to identify them in the composition: Glycerin and Vaselin, no pseudonyms.
This chemical compound is most commonly found in low quality auto bronzers. It can aggravate asthma. Especially harmful for pregnant and lactating women. Hiding under the name Glycerone, 1, 3-dihydroxypropanone-2. Armed and very dangerous.
Commonly used in hairspray under the name Fluorocarbons. Toxic to the respiratory tract.
Causes severe allergic reactions. Trade name - Arosol, Dowanol EPH, Phenyl Cellosolve, Phenoxethol, Phenoxetol and Phenonip.
For years, this ingredient has been touted as being good for teeth, strengthening enamel, and protecting against cavities. It was introduced into the composition of toothpastes and was recommended to children as "a component necessary during the development of permanent teeth." But the National Toxicology Program, with the assistance of the US National He alth Service, conducted studies that confirmed that fluoride, although one of the natural components of tooth tissue, should not be ingested in the form of fluoride. Fluoride is needed in small amounts, and can be absorbed in organic forms through food.
Terrible toxic. This is especially true for powder. Make sure yours is marked "Talc free".
15. BUTANE AND PROPANE
Found in deodorant sprays, very harmful to both the skin and the respiratory tract. Do you need it? Source: cosmo.ru, photo: Fotoimedia.