We all know that makeup isn’t really great for you, but we’ll justify it. But did you know how bad it actually is? Because I really didn’t. I’ve been making those makeup videos on Instagram and really enjoying it, but it occurred to me to look into what I was publicly supporting. I’m truly baffled by what we blindly put into our bodies. Most of the following is directly off of Safe Cosmetics – but everything that I’ve included I also backed up on my own through tons of research from various credible sites.
The following health concerns from the following chemicals range from cancer, anxiety, depression, neural toxicity, weight gain, endocrine toxicity, and so much more. I encourage you to do some of your own research and be sure that you know what you’re using.
Not listed on ingredient labels, 1,4-dioxane is a contaminant linked to cancer found in products that create suds, such as shampoo and liquid soap.
BENZOPHENONE & RELATED COMPOUNDS
A chemical linked to cancer, benzophenone is used in cosmetics such as lip balm and nail polish to protect the products from UV light.
Concerns about organ-system toxicity and endocrine disruption led the European Union to prohibit the preservative butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) from cosmetics.
Carbon black is a dark black powder used as a pigment in cosmetics such as eyeliner, mascara and lipstick that has been linked to increased incidence of cancer.
CARCINOGENS IN COSMETICS
Calee Shea is a Holistic Health Practioner based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is your go-to gal for all things periods, vaginal health, and sex.