Ingredients not recommended in cosmetics

ingredientes no recomendados

There was a time when the care of the image was a little fast and that only affected women. Now in any bag of toilet of any person can not miss numerous cosmetic products: toothpaste, facial cleansers, anti-aging creams, anti-wrinkle, regenerating creams, hand creams, shampoos …. And you can always accompany us with some sophisticated high cosmetic product for a more special moment.

If you want to buy natural cosmetics with completely natural products and without any product that causes side effects, in our shop in Las Rozas de Madrid or online store, you will find a fantastic selection or if you want to make your own cosmetics products, you may be interested: Natural cosmetic recipes with olive oil

The natural cosmetics of our grandparents

Let’s look in the mirror of the past, what our grandmothers did. We only talk about grandmothers, because the care of the image of man was more seen. They only washed their faces with natural soap and at most used some special oil to perfume themselves.

Now, nowadays, taking care of our body can be a long and arduous task, using numerous products and in the right order; cleansers, facial masks, facial oils, night creams…

More sophisticated ingredients in cosmetics

Cosmetics is a large muscle industry, which invests huge amounts of money in product innovation, using products that are not well known for their long-term side effects.

The most industrial or low-cost cosmetic products use components that probably do not have short-term side effects, but could have them in the long term. It is very important to take a good look at the labels, read them and find out about the cosmetics company. Here we are going to give you some ingredients that are usually used by many cosmetic companies and that have long-term side effects.

1. Synthetic sun creams

When buying a face or body sunscreen, make sure that its components do not contain benzophenones or cinnamates, as advised by Liz Earle, a successful personal care author. These chemical components increase skin sensitivities and are associated with oxidative damage by acting as free radicals. Earle prefers to use sunscreens from reflective minerals such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, which are safer and have a broader UV protection spectrum.

2. Avoiding Non-Mineral Makeup

According to Dr Anil of the West London Dermatological Centre: “Non-mineral machinery may contain bismuth oxychloride which is a skin irritant.  In addition, non-mineral makeup is made up of “filler” ingredients and the chemical ministat isopropyl component, which could clog the pores of the skin.

Make-up made with mineral ingredients usually uses zinc and titanium dioxide. Zinc acts as a protector and anti-irritant and titanium dioxide as a sunscreen, according to Anil.

3. Products containing phthalates

Phthalates are chemical compounds that are frequently used in hair sprays and nail polishers and are associated with an increased risk of developing breast cancer and causing defects in the reproductive system of men and women. If you want to avoid them, look for diethyphthalate (DEP), used as a solvent and fragrance fixative, butylbenzyl phthalate (DBP), which acts as a plasticizer in nail products, and dimethyl phthalate (DMP) normally found in hair sprays, which strengthens hair and makes it less fragile.

4. Spholiants

The use of exfoliants is crucial to keeping skin well cared for and healthy, eliminating dead cells and impurities; however, there are numerous cosmetic brands that make exfoliants with too hard textures that can damage the epidermis. In 2016, a famous brand was awarded $5 million for its exfoliant, which was a “sand paper,” leaving two women with two unsightly rashes on their faces, according to fashion and beauty magazine TMZ.

We recommend buying soaps and exfoliating gels that are softer and made with ecological ingredients. (In another article we talked about the damage to the microplastics used in exfoliating products, the caules are killing millions of small saltwater fish.

The ideal is to use completely natural and environmentally friendly cosmetic products. Buy exfoliants that contain AHAs (alpha hydroxyl acids), as advised by Dr. Anil, “They exfoliate and strengthen the skin, remove impurities, improve the structure of the skin and do not cause damage to nature.

Photo. Woman exfoliating her face

5. Nothing with an added fragrance

Cosmetic products that contain excessive fragrances, can irritate the skin and potencies the appearance of allergic reactions. Even natural essential oils such as lavender and rosemary should be used sparingly, as they can cause these reactions. Furthermore, as Liz Earle points out, natural does not mean better and safer. Let’s look at how natural country mushrooms can be and how dangerous they can be. Therefore, we must rely on the advance of science and not always relate the natural with the good.



El periódico del Reino Unido “The Independent”. Wich Skincare products do Dermatologists void? (Que productos de cosmética evitan los dermatólogos) 2 de Agosto del 2017

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