7 dangerous components that should be avoided

Cosmetics most often consist of several dozen components. Choosing goods on store shelves, we usually do not pay attention to the label, and do not attach importance to what is written on the back. And, frankly speaking, the names indicated there can only be said about something to those who are well acquainted with chemistry. But we decided to make a list of 7 components that are dangerous, and therefore should not be in your cosmetics.

Not visible, but harmful

Around the below presented ingredients sharpened serious disputes for several decades. But we remain unconvinced - they are more or less dangerous.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

You can meet him in shower gels, shampoos, liquid soap, shaving foam and even toothpaste. To do this, just look at the composition, which may mean SLS or SLES.

It is quite difficult to find a product without sodium lauryl sulfate, it is present in almost 95% of the products on store shelves.The solution is to search for products with the lowest content.

On the one hand, the use of such a component is justified, because otherwise our everyday means would not foam and would be washed out poorly. But the systematic use of products with SLES leads to the fact that not only impurities are washed off from the skin surface, but also the necessary lipid layer, which protects it from aggressive environmental influences.

As a result - dryness, peeling, irritation and even hair loss.


Surely, you at least once saw advertising products with triclosan in the composition. There, he is credited with the incredible ability to defeat every single harmful microbes. Triclosan really has an antimicrobial effect, because it can often be found even in the composition of children's toys and medical products.

In small doses, this substance is not harmful. But if this figure is higher than 0.3%, then the troubles will not keep you waiting - skin dehydration, redness, flabbiness.

That is why beauty experts do not recommend using antibacterial gels and lotions systematically.


These complex acids are components of many creams, serums, fluids for the face and hair care products.They serve as preservatives that prevent the appearance of fungi and bacteria in cosmetic products.

Parabens are able to accumulate in the body and poison it with toxins, causing disruption of the hormonal system.

Even if on the product label you did not notice the inscriptions paraben, this does not mean that they are not in it. Most likely, they are designated as methyl, butyl, izopropil.

Cosmetics with vegetable preservatives are less dangerous for the skin, but they are much more expensive.


In the perfumery industry, they are used to bind the components of perfumes, deodorants or toilet water into a single substance, and as part of creams and lotions they create a thin film that prevents moisture from evaporating from the surface of the skin.

It would seem that there is only one good. But no. Such substances easily penetrate inside, and, accumulating, can affect the liver, lungs and reproductive system, worsening the quality of sperm in men and causing hormonal disturbance, and even infertility in women.

That is why pregnant women and teenagers during the period of hormonal changes are recommended to use organic cosmetics.

Propylene glycol

This substance is formed as a result of processing of petroleum products. And in the cosmetic industry it is used in skin care products, because it is propylene glycol that allows active ingredients to penetrate deeper.

There is still a lot of controversy around propylene glycol. And in the course of the research it was confirmed that this substance does not accumulate in the body and in small doses is quite safe.

But not for those who are prone to allergies or is the owner of sensitive skin. In this case, propylene glycol can cause serious allergic reactions.


It is added to cosmetic products as a dye, as well as to stabilize their consistency. Most often, aluminum is found in eye shadows and deodorants. Normally, it is even present in the body.

But his surplus, caused by the systematic use of aluminum-powdered care products in composition, threatens with serious problems, such as the defeat of NA, kidneys, liver, and bones.


How nice to open a jar, just brought from the store, and breathe in an incredibly pleasant aroma.Already only he alone makes us quickly try out a novelty.

Natural oils that can be fragrances are completely safe, but synthetic oils often cause allergies. There is even a special "list of 26", which includes the names of additives used to impart a pleasant smell, causing such states. We recommend you to familiarize yourself with it.

Remember that professional and really high-quality cosmetics have virtually no foreign aromas, and, as many say, a pharmacy smells. It should be so.

Well, let's summarize. Going to the store for a cosmetic update, do not be lazy to read the label, because it is she who can tell whether the tool will be your reliable assistant in the field of beauty. Be careful and make the right choice!

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