How Toxic Are Cosmetics Really?


How Toxic Are Cosmetics Really?

You will know the saying: “One does not look a gift horse in the mouth.” Means: Gifts should not be considered too closely. However, when it comes to cosmetics or care products, mistrust is no harm. Not everything that smears on your skin, lips or nails is healthy.

Cosmetics should always be checked for harmful substances by the consumer.

Stiftung Warentest recently raised the alarm: Examinations of 25 petroleum-based products revealed high levels of harmful substances. These were predominantly aromatic and saturated hydrocarbons (in short: MOAH and MOSH) – declared on the packaging as Vaselineöl, Cera Microcistallina, Paraffin, Petrolatum, Zeresin, Ozokerit and Bergwachs. They are suspected of being stored in the body, causing cancer and possibly even damaging the genome. In food they are therefore prohibited.

Experts believe that the toxins are hardly absorbed through the skin. However, the problem is lip (nursing) pens, which are sometimes swallowed and swallowed.

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Even shampoos are not safe. After silicones (endings -cone and -xane), silicone oils (also cyclopenta-siloxanes) are now being criticized. Their processing is much cheaper than the vegetable and animal fats. But inhalation can burden the liver. Cancer, infertility and nerve damage, however, threaten with excessive painting of the nails. Because most products contain the “toxic trio” toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate. They too are taken in via the lungs. When beautifying your hands and feet, ventilate the room well.

Who wants to spoil his sweetheart with valuable feel-good products, should also pay attention to fragrances. Many deodorants, perfumes, shampoos or creams can trigger allergies that manifest in rashes or itching. Many women also react sensitively to eye make-up.

Although allergy-triggering, but healthier are natural cosmetics. You may z. B. contain no hydrocarbons based on mineral oil. They can be recognized, for example, by the quality seals Natrue, Ecocert or BDIH. And sometimes it works quite naturally: for example, pure honey already cares for dry lips.