A cosmetic is a substance or a preparation intended to be brought into contact with various superficial parts of the human body, in particular the epidermis, the hair and capillary systems, the external organs, the teeth and the mucous membranes, with a view, exclusively or mainly, to cleanse, protect, perfume, maintain the human body in good condition, modify its appearance or correct its odor. Cosmetics are products of hygiene and beautification.
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More generally, cosmetics are all processes and treatments intended to beautify.
These dangerous components are found in makeup, shampoos, body creams, body and face oils, beauty masks, cosmetics, washing products, perfumes, makeup removers, etc.
The dangers of cosmetics: here are various dangerous components found in cosmetics
Paraben: Preservatives of cosmetics such as creams, masks and foods in the form of methyl and propyl. They are also used for the industry in oils, fats, polishes and glues. Seriously suspected of being carcinogenic and allergenic.
Esters of para-hydroxybenzoic acid (methyl, ethyl, propyl, butyl or benzyl esters) or parabens are used as preservatives in foods, cosmetics and in 1096 pharmaceutical specialties.
Parabens have a very low general toxicity and are well tolerated (allergies can still occur: urticaria, dermatitis).
A recent study suggests the accumulation of paraben in breast tissue.
Potential accumulation of paraben in breast tissue may be one of the causes of an increase in the number of breast cancers.
We are waiting for the next independent studies on paraben.
Propylene Glycol: A compound that irritates the skin. Cosmetic form of mineral oil used in brakes and hydraulic fluids as well as industrial antifreezes.
Epidemiological studies reveal a link between male infertility and occupational exposure to glycol ethers.
A decrease in fertility has also been reported in women working in areas exposed to glycol ethers: changes in the duration or regularity of menstrual cycles, difficulties in conceiving a child, congenital malformations, etc.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS): A compound that irritates the skin. It is rapidly absorbed and retained in the eyes, brain, heart and liver which can have long-term aggressive effects. SLS can delay healing, cause cataracts in adults, and prevent children’s eyes from developing normally.
Formaldehyde: Component that may be carcinogenic. Present in many cosmetic products and conventional manicure kits.
Mineral Oil: Mineral oil forms a greasy film on the skin and neutralizes hydration but also traps toxins and waste, and this component can clog the pores of the skin.
Petrolatum: An oil-based grease used in industry as a fat component. Petrolatum has many potentially aggressive properties identical to those of mineral oil.
DEA (diethanolamine): Some studies have shown that these chemicals can be linked to cancer of the liver and kidneys following application to the skin of mice. Compound found in bubble baths, shampoos, liquid soaps, body lotions and many other products.
TEA (triethanolamine): Like DEA, TEA is very present in creams, lotions, shampoos and other products while it can be carcinogenic.
PEG (Polyethylene Glycol): Used in a very wide variety of personal care products.
AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid): May irritate skin. Hygiene products containing AHA not only kill dead cells but can also damage the protective barrier of the epidermis.
Alcohol: As an ingredient in edible products, alcohol can make human tissues more vulnerable.
Collagen: An insoluble fibrous protein that is too big to penetrate the skin. The collagen present in most beauty products is derived from animal skins and chopped chicken feet.