5 Harmful Ingredients to Avoid in Makeup

HAPPY NEW YEAR! How’s your 2022 resolutions? No matter what it is, we would like to share with you of 5 harmful ingredients to avoid in a makeup. As you know it, this is very important for your health.

PARABEN. This ingredient can be found in most soap, lotion and even makeup. The scary thing about this is it is so common in most product that we used daily. Paraben can cause hormonal imbalance because it mimic estrogen in the body and can cause breast cancer. The examples that you could find in list of ingredients of your product that has paraben in it is methylparabenproplyparabenisopropylparaben, and isobutylparaben. If “paraben” is in the name, stay away from it.

 TOLUENE. This chemical commonly found in hair dyes and nail polish. How is it harmful? Well, let say that this chemical is very toxic to our immune system and can cause birth defects. Message for pregnant ladies – please avoid product that contains this chemical in it.

 FORMALDEHYDE. This ingredient is used as a preservative in cosmetics. How is it dangerous? Well, it is a known carcinogen that is linked to neurotoxicity, asthma, and developmental toxicity. It can be found in preservatives such as quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, and imidazolidinyl urea.

 TALC. What a soft talcum powder is. Remember? The one that we used to use when we were a child. Yeap. This is dangerous for our body guys. What it can do? It is directly associated with ovarian cancer and there is a case of a women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died from it after using a famous product that is using this mentioned ingredients for 35 years. Other than that, talc can cause lung tumour when inhaled. So, be wary guys!

 LEAD. Lead is commonly found in lipsticks, eye-liners, foundations and whitening toothpastes. Basically, it’s not directly added to lipsticks but is a major contaminant in colorants used in lipsticks. What is lead actually? It’s a heavy metal that is naturally found in the earth’s crust. Why is it dangerous? Well, how to put it:

  • Exposure to high levels of lead may cause anemia, weakness, and kidney and brain damage.

  • Very high lead exposure can cause death.

  • Lead can cross the placental barrier, which means pregnant women who are exposed to lead also expose their unborn child.

  • Lead can damage a developing baby’s nervous system.

 There. I guess we should take this matter seriously because of the damage it could cause to our body.

 There you go guys. Remember those names and please, avoid any of them by any means necessary. Because we, Qaler Cosmetic not only focusing on your beauty, but we cares about your health too. Xoxo.