Dangers Lurking Behind Cosmetics

side-effects-of-cosmetics Today most of the cosmetic products contain toxic and chemical substances which leave adverse effects and reaction on our health and well-being.

Anti-Wrinkle Cream

Today all over the world women are using the anti-wrinkle creams to look young and beautiful. Collagen present in anti-wrinkle creams works to keep your skin smooth and silky. But with passing years collagen shrinks and gives birth to wrinkles. Lanolin which is another ingredient of these creams contains pesticides, carcinogens and dioxins. Actually these chemicals do not reverse the ageing process; they merely help to moisturize the skin. Most vegetarians do not know that collagen and elastin is waste from the meat industry.


Liquid foundation make-ups mostly contain mineral oil, which are considered as petrochemical pollutants can have negative effect on our hormones. It is suspected that they have cancer causing agents and they can slow down the process of cell renewal which results in premature ageing. Sunscreens are even more dangerous. They are produced from mineral oil that can cause skin cancer, colon and breast cancer. Cosmetic manufacturer hardly mention any health warning on their products.


Lipsticks are the most vulnerable to human health. They are the most toxic among all cosmetics. Some lipsticks contain elements that can cause cancer, stillbirth or deformities. Signs of skin rashes, inflamed eyes, swollen gums, numbness and respiratory problems have been reported quite a number of times. The perfume oils, colors, indelible dyes and chemical used in the lipstick can cause allergic reactions and other health problems.

Nail Polish

Nail polish contains toxic products like toluene, phenol and xylene. No warning labels are found in it. The ingredients contained in Nail polish can cause bleeding under the nails and some times discoloration can happen. Phenol which is suspected as a cancer causing element, if it comes in contact with the skin can cause pimples. Toluene can cause headache, loss of appetite and nausea. Nail polish removers are just as harmful. Its primary ingredient is acetone, a solvent which can cause your nails to become brittle and split, and can cause skin rashes to develop on your fingers.

These are just a few examples. The shampoos, creams and toiletries which are widely sold and purchased in the market, contain many hazardous chemicals which can bring many ill effects on our health. So enhance your beauty and body care by using more natural products, which nature has given us in abundance.


  • Tanya Fernanda

    If you’re looking for a good natural cosmetics line, try Sally Hansen Natural Beauty inspired by Carmindy. It’s paraben free and good for your skin. Plus, it feels so light, it’s like you don’t have any makeup on and you get an amazing coverage.