Chemical based cosmetics are never worth your attention. Some contract cosmetic manufacturers use harmful chemicals to save some pennies. These hazardous chemicals are used for preparing shampoos, body washes, and skin care products.
We bring top ingredients that have been associated to cancer. You must ensure that your cosmetic manufacturer should not use these ingredients for producing batches of cosmetics. Here is the list-
Chemicals derived from oil are known as phthalates. These chemicals are not only used for making plastic, but also applied as solvents in cosmetic products like nail paints, hair sprays, and perfumes. These chemicals have been found in animal tests to damage the kidneys, liver, lungs, and reproductive system.
To find this chemical, look for abbreviations like DBP, DEHP, DEP, BzBP, and DMP.
Parabens are the preservatives used by several cosmetic manufacturing companies for production of various personal-care products. Parabens have been found in breast tumors and are known for disrupting normal hormone function in the body.
To find parabens, you can look for words like methyl, butyl, propyl, and ethyl parabens.
Talc is found in baby powder, genital deodorant sprays, talcum powder and it is linked with ovarian cancer. You must avoid buying products that contain talc and instead of powder, you can use ointments for diaper rash.
Synthetic fragrances can include more than 200 unknown chemicals. Since it is not mandatory for companies to mention the list of those chemicals, you can never know their names. And eventually, you can never know what exactly you are using for pampering your skin. As per the report, synthetic compounds used as fragrances are derived from petroleum and these toxic ingredients cause cancer.
If you see “fragrances” on the label ingredients list, just avoid the product. Better opt for essential oils and natural fragrance alternatives.
It is a colorless gas that can cause allergic reactions, headaches, and contact dermatitis. You can avoid the product that contains formaldehyde content and get organic personal care products instead.
Petrolatum is listed as liquid paraffin, mineral oil, petroleum, or toluene. Petro products are restricted for use in cosmetics. You may choose natural moisturizers such as jojoba oils and shea butter.
Do ensure your contract cosmetic manufacturers should not be using any of these ingredients for any reason and especially if you are running business of organic products.