Isle of Palms Hair Salon | Facts About Cosmetics

Isle of Palms Hair Salon | Facts About Cosmetics, Isle of Palms Hair Salon has been hearing more and more that there are dangerous chemicals lurking in your favorite beauty and skincare products.  The Hair and Makeup Salon of Lashes and Lace encourage you to read the labels before you buy your cosmetics.

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In Europe, there are 1,373 chemicals banned from cosmetics. In the United States, there are 8. Formaldehyde, known to cause cancer in humans, can be found in nail polish, hair gel, shampoos, and lotions.

Triclosan, which disrupts the body's natural hormone system, can be found in soaps, deodorants, and toothpaste. Parabens, found in breast cancer tumors, can be found in many lotions and ointments.

In the USA, there are no laws that require cosmetic companies to demonstrate the safety of their products.

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Below are some of the ingredients that can be found in dozens of products that you should look out for, for more information go to the Environmental Working Group EWG.

The concern with Stearalkonium chloride is that studies have shown this chemical to be "moderately toxic by ingestion", but it has not been proven dangerous at low concentrations in cosmetics.  It is found in conditioners, hair dyes, hand creams and hair gels.

The concern with Isopropyl alcohol is that it is used in antifreeze, and it can be twice as toxic as ethanol. But the real dangers are in ingesting it directly, whereas its minimal presence in cosmetic products is less dangerous. It can also give products that alcoholic smell.  It is found in nail polish, acne treatment, pore strips, hair dye, blush, and conditioner.

The concern with DMDM hydantoin is that it is also a formaldehyde releaser, which can cause dermatitis. According to one study, "An increase in the use of DMDM hydantoin in cosmetic products will also increase the risk of cosmetic dermatitis in consumers allergic to formaldehyde." It can be found in shaving cream, eye cream, bath salts, bath oils, eye makeup, body wash, cleanser, moisturizer and shampoo

This is just a very short list of ingredients that you should be aware of.  For more information our Isle of Palms Hair Salon recommends you read the Environmental Working Group website.

Our Isle of Palms Hair Salon of Lashes and Lace encourages you to educate yourself and be aware of what you are putting on your body.

To get the Charleston Beauty look you have always dreamed of call the Charleston Hair and Makeup Salon of Lashes and Lace at 843-568-3625 to schedule an appointment or consultation.