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6 Scary Ingredients That Are Hiding In Your Makeup Bag

posted in Beauty
09/27/2016
  • Here's the scary truth: There are quite a few ingredients in makeup and skincare products that may be bad for you. Shockingly, only certain types of products (acne treatments, sunscreen) are regulated by the FDA. The rest of the time, it's up to the manufacturer to decide whether an ingredient is safe. The following 7 ingredients raise red flags– The good news is we've picked out our favorite alternatives to all of them. So, if you don't want lead in your lipstick (eek!), read on to learn more.
    Here's the scary truth: There are quite a few ingredients in makeup and skincare products that may be bad for you. Shockingly, only certain types of products (acne treatments, sunscreen) are regulated by the FDA. The rest of the time, it's up to the manufacturer to decide whether an ingredient is safe. The following 7 ingredients raise red flags– The good news is we've picked out our favorite alternatives to all of them. So, if you don't want lead in your lipstick (eek!), read on to learn more.
  • LeadLead is considered a byproduct of color additives, and it isn't regulated. Lead can build up in your system over time (especially since you essentially eat your lipstick) and become toxic. We're loving Evelyn Iona's Natural & Organic Lip Gloss, made from Bark Extract (tightens and plumps lips), Oregano (works as an antioxidant) Vitamin E (natural moisturizer), Coconut oil (helps fight signs of aging) and many other natural ingredients that are hydrating for your lips.
    Lead
    Lead is considered a byproduct of color additives, and it isn't regulated. Lead can build up in your system over time (especially since you essentially eat your lipstick) and become toxic. We're loving Evelyn Iona's Natural & Organic Lip Gloss, made from Bark Extract (tightens and plumps lips), Oregano (works as an antioxidant) Vitamin E (natural moisturizer), Coconut oil (helps fight signs of aging) and many other natural ingredients that are hydrating for your lips.
  • TalcTalc might keep your face from getting greasy, but it’s been linked to cancer. In its natural state, talc can sometimes contain asbestos, and even asbestos-free talc has been under scrutiny for being possibly carcinogenic. While there has been stringent quality control in the U.S., the ingredient is still banned in the EU.
    Talc
    Talc might keep your face from getting greasy, but it’s been linked to cancer. In its natural state, talc can sometimes contain asbestos, and even asbestos-free talc has been under scrutiny for being possibly carcinogenic. While there has been stringent quality control in the U.S., the ingredient is still banned in the EU.
  • FormaldehydeFormaldehyde is an effective preservative and can help your manicure last longer, but it’s a carcinogen that can lead to breathing problems. Opt for "three free" nail polish brands like GUiSHEM, Piggy Paint, and PS Cosmeceutical, which do not contain formaldehyde.
    Formaldehyde
    Formaldehyde is an effective preservative and can help your manicure last longer, but it’s a carcinogen that can lead to breathing problems. Opt for "three free" nail polish brands like GUiSHEM, Piggy Paint, and PS Cosmeceutical, which do not contain formaldehyde.
  • PhthalatesPhthalates are everywhere. While the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has labeled phthalates "hormone disruptors," the research is inconclusive. Still, more and more beauty entrepreneur (Jessica Alba, Josie Maran) have gone on to create a phthalate-free line while pregnant. Better safe than sorry, right? Check out HAN's 100% natural pressed blush, which is made with soothing rice powder instead of talc and offers beautiful color with benefits from vegetables & fruits.
    Phthalates
    Phthalates are everywhere. While the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has labeled phthalates "hormone disruptors," the research is inconclusive. Still, more and more beauty entrepreneur (Jessica Alba, Josie Maran) have gone on to create a phthalate-free line while pregnant. Better safe than sorry, right? Check out HAN's 100% natural pressed blush, which is made with soothing rice powder instead of talc and offers beautiful color with benefits from vegetables & fruits.
  • ParabensFDA scientists continue to review published studies on the safety of parabens. At this time, there isn’t much information showing that parabens (as they are used in cosmetics) have an effect on human health, but again, better safe than sorry. We love LashControl's mascaras, which are packed with botanicals including Gingko Biloba, Chamomile Flower Extract, Aloe, Keratin, Amino Acids, and so on. Bonus: The beeswax base helps keep your lashes hydrated and conditioned!
    Parabens
    FDA scientists continue to review published studies on the safety of parabens. At this time, there isn’t much information showing that parabens (as they are used in cosmetics) have an effect on human health, but again, better safe than sorry. We love LashControl's mascaras, which are packed with botanicals including Gingko Biloba, Chamomile Flower Extract, Aloe, Keratin, Amino Acids, and so on. Bonus: The beeswax base helps keep your lashes hydrated and conditioned!
  • OxybenzoneMost chemical sunscreens contain oxybenzone, which has been labeled as a "hormone disrupter" (an ingredient that's linked to fertility problems, obesity, and more). Some sunscreen brands have caught on and are offering oxybenzone-free alternatives. Try Previse SunSheer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen, if you're looking for a SPF that doesn't include the ingredient.
    Oxybenzone
    Most chemical sunscreens contain oxybenzone, which has been labeled as a "hormone disrupter" (an ingredient that's linked to fertility problems, obesity, and more). Some sunscreen brands have caught on and are offering oxybenzone-free alternatives. Try Previse SunSheer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen, if you're looking for a SPF that doesn't include the ingredient.
  • Synthetic fibersA tampon or a pad made in the US is usually made of non-organic cotton, rayon, and synthetic fibers that are added in to increase absorbency. If that isn't scary enough for you, let's talk about the bleaching processes that gives pads and tampons their ivory white appearance. Trace amounts of dioxin is produced when the rayon is bleached, which is known to cause reproductive and developmental impairment. Chlorine-free tampons are out there! Check out Kali's 100% cotton tampons.
    Synthetic fibers
    A tampon or a pad made in the US is usually made of non-organic cotton, rayon, and synthetic fibers that are added in to increase absorbency. If that isn't scary enough for you, let's talk about the bleaching processes that gives pads and tampons their ivory white appearance. Trace amounts of dioxin is produced when the rayon is bleached, which is known to cause reproductive and developmental impairment. Chlorine-free tampons are out there! Check out Kali's 100% cotton tampons.
  • Natural & Organic Lip Gloss in BROOKE
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    Evelyn Iona LIPGLOSS is unlike most. It isn't sticky-icky but instead creamy and lush, adding a plumpifying coat of goodness to your lips. In fact, you could even eat it - made from Bark Extract (tightens and plumps lips), Oregano (works as an antioxidant) Vitamin E (natural moisturizer), Coconut oil (helps fight signs of ageing) & Shea Butter (helps heal skin and improve its general appearance) and many other natural ingredients that are hydrating for your lips. So pucker up baby because this gloss feels good, looks good and is good for you!
  • Setting Powder
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    This silky ultra-fine colorless powder is infused with photochromic technology to diffuse light for a smooth matte finish while stabilizing your makeup without disturbing color. A non-acnegenic formula, dermatologist tested and ophthalmologist tested, the setting powder is suitable for all skin types, and is best suited for wearing with emollient based products.
  • GUiSHEM Premium Nail Lacquer Collection consists of custom high-gloss premium colors inspired by current trends, as well as signature colors repeated in different seasons of the GUiSHEM Ready-to-Wear Collections.
    In addition to the unique assortment of colors, GUiSHEM Premium Nail Lacquer features new technologies that help the lacquer last longer and dry faster with a high pigmentation ultra rich and creamy formula.
    The Vegan formula is Produced in France and is 5-free and cruelty free. The unique formula is free of Formaldehyde, DBP, Camphor, Toluene and Formaldehyde Resin. Our products are also free of Xylene and Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP).
    The bottle and brush applicator are custom designed and produced. The glass bottle’s design is inclined to give it an ultra-modern look indicative of GUiSHEM’s RTW collections accompanied by the custom-made round and flat brush that allows for streak free application. The bottle is packed individually in its own box.
  • HAN Skin Care Cosmetics Pressed Blush - Coral Candy
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    Our range of all natural pressed blush is made with soothing rice powder instead of talc and offers beautiful color with skin care benefits from vegetables and fruits and other healthful anti-aging ingredients.

    * Our pressed blush is TALC-FREE and alternatively made with oil-absorbing rice powder that delivers a smooth finish
    * Nutrient dense formula that delivers beautiful rich color from vegetables and fruit sources
    * Versatile and gentle blush that can be worn as eye shadow too
    * Vegan, Healthy and All Natural
  • Squeeze the purple flex-wiper as you pull the brush out for the ultimate control in mascara application. With the color-coded purple packaging, our Volumizing brush is zig-zag with highs and lows creating shallow pockets for formula giving you instant volume. Give the brush another squeeze and use the same brush to separate the lashes to perfection. The velvet-rich conditioning, no flake black formula is beeswax-based with loads of botanicals to help keep you lashes hydrated. LashControl® is more sanitary too - no dabbing on a tissue or scraping excess of the brush! patented USA and Foreign
  • Tampon Only Box
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    Organic tampons without the frills. This one-time box comes with 16 Regular Kali Tampons and 16 Super Kali Tampons.
    • 100% Certified Organic Cotton
    • Biodegradable Cardboard Applicator and Wrapper
    • Expands Horizontally instead of lengthwise for increased protection and comfort

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