What’s in my makeup bag?
February 27, 2017
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Cosmetics labels use big words, such as Octinoxate, Cyclopentasiloxane, and Mica in their ingredients. Most students do not have an advanced degree in chemistry to understand what these ingredients are, so here is more information on some common ingredients and the problems that they can cause.
Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone: can easily be contaminated with toxic manufacturing impurities such as 1,4-dioxane
Tocopheryl Acetate: a chemical compound found in acetic acid and Vitamin E
Phenoxyethanol: can cause irritation to the skin, eyes, or lungs
Cyclopentasiloxane: shows endocrine disruption
Methyl Methacrylate: can cause irritation to the skin, eyes, or lungs
Ethylparaben: can cause endocrine disruption
Talc: has contamination concerns of Asbestiform fibers aka Asbestos
BHT: can cause irritation to the skin, eyes, or lungs
Methylparaben: can cause endocrine disruption and biochemical or cellular level changes
Propylparaben: can cause endocrine disruption
Dimethicone: expected to be toxic or harmful
Lechithin: and additive in food and may contain Nitrosamines
Propylene Glycol: can cause irritation to the skin, eyes, or lungs