HOW TO AVOID HARMFUL BEAUTY

If only we earned a pound for every unpronounceable name that we’ve attempted to comprehend whilst reading the ingredient list on the back of a cosmetic…

Here at CookiePhat we are passionate about health and therefore feel it imperative to highlight some of the most popular cosmetic ingredients available on the market, which are scientifically proven (officially or unofficially) to be counter-productive to health. Being firm believers that knowledge is power, we aim to shed light on what some of these components are; and what they really do. Feel free to screenshot the simple table below for your on-hand convenience.

       INGREDIENT

          PURPOSE

WHERE YOU FIND IT

          EFFECT

Phthalates

Diethyl phthalate

Dibutyl phthalate

Dimethyl phthalate

To soften plastics and increase flexibility

- Nail varnish

- Lotion

- Facial cleanser

- Hair spray

- Sometimes disguised in secret concoction named “fragrance”

Endocrine(hormone) disrupting. Can cause …

- Cancerous tumours

- Birth defects

- Other developmental disorders

Formaldehyde

To Help prevent bacteria growth

- Nail polish

- Body wash

- Hair care

- Eye shadow

 

- Human carcinogen

 

Sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS)/ Sodium laureth sulphate (SLES)

Foaming agent

- Body wash

- Face wash

- Mascara

- Shampoo

- Lung and eye irritant

- Potential to react with other chemicals to form carcinogen

- Potential to cause kidney and respiratory damage

Triclosan

Antimicrobial

- Soap

- Deodorant

- Anti-bacterial wash

- Toothpaste

 

-Endocrine disrupting in particular the thyroid and reproductive hormones

Parabens (Known by many different names such as methylparaben, isobutylparaben and more)

Prevent mould, yeast and bacteria

- Make-up

- Body wash

- Deodorant

- Hair care

- Facial cleanser

- Facial cleanser

- Associated with increased risk of breast cancer

 

xoxo

Treat Yourself To Health

 

COOKIEPHAT

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