There are dangerous chemicals hiding in our cosmetic products without us being aware of it. We all have cosmetic products in our homes. Some promise us smooth facial skin while others promise long term durability. But it turns out that even if we choose the most known and successful products, dangerous substances can be revealed in them that can harm our facial skin. Exposure to these substances can be avoided, and we can keep our face and body skin safe if we take the time to turn over the product’s case and read the ingredients that appear on the product.
The Dangerous Chemicals in Cosmetic Products:
Aluminum – a metallic element that is usually found in deodorants and can cause direct damage to DNA. Its function is to seal skin pores and prevent sweat secretion. When the waste does not go out, it can increase the probability of irritations, inflammations and even cancer. A connection has been found between exposure to aluminum and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Talc – contains cancerous ingredients, as well as asbestos fibers. This is a mineral usually found in rocks, and is found in a very wide variety of products such as baby powder and face and body powders. It is unhealthy to use talc, since the asbestos fibers can penetrate the lungs and respiratory system, accumulate in the lungs and cause disruptions in the respiratory system. It can also cause different cancers including ovarian cancer.
Petrolatum – a mineral oil mostly in baby oil, liquid Vaseline and paraffin oil. This component is from unrefined oil and is used in the industry as a liquid for cutting metals. This oil creates a layer that repels liquid, thus causing a confinement of the toxins in the skin layer. Therefore, it prevents a natural expulsion of toxins from the body that cause acne and aging of the skin. The mineral oil prevents the skin from having its natural oils and causes over-accumulation of moisture, thus leading to the violation of the skin’s liveliness and the causing of dryness and cracks.
Parabens – preserving substances that are found in many cosmetic products such as soaps, lotions and deodorants, and are also used as fragrance compounds. The parabens penetrate into the skin easily and may cause different allergies. There has been a correlation found between the use of products that contain parabens and the likelihood of developing breast cancer, and they have also been identified in human breast cancer tissue, indicating a possible connection between parabens and cancer.
DEA, MEA, TEA – these substances, that are called synthetic “anti-oxidants”, cause allergic reactions to the skin, irritate the eyes and dry up the hair and skin. They also increase the risk of developing cancer, mainly in the kidneys and liver. These substances are mostly found in moisturizing cream and lipsticks.
Triclosan – a preservative anti-bacterial substance thats purpose is to prevent the creation of bacteria. It is found mainly in disinfectants, tooth pastes, deodorants and cleaning products. It seeps through the skin and is suspected to cause disorders that may affect the body’s systems and cause changes in hormonal regulations in the body.
What should your cosmetic product have?
There are ingredients that are recommended to be included in order for our skin to enjoy the abundance of advantages in cosmetic products.
Vitamin A – a vitamin that is active in treating skin-aging, rehabilitates the skin and sustains the moisture level. In its active form it is provided in a form of retinoic acid and its function is to treat acne. Vitamin A is essential for the skin’s functioning and the mucosal tissues. It accelerates skin-cell rejuvenation, stabilizing collagen fibers, elastin and hyaluronic acid.
Vitamin C – Vitamin C is good for the body and is therefore good for the skin as well. It prevents the decomposition of collagen and assists in fighting aging signs. It removes free radicals that the cells produce, thus preventing aging and skin cancer. It has been proven that Vitamin C also protects the skin from sun damage.
Fruity Acids – These acids are derived from fruit, similar to the glycolic acid that is derived from sugar, the lactic acid from milk or the malic acid from apples. The alpha hydroxy acids renew the skin by accelerating the cell’s renewal rate. They have great moisturizing properties, are effective against wrinkles and good for skin renewal and brightening. The acids revitalize and renew the skin and prevent sun damage.
The most important thing when buying cosmetic products is to match the product to the skin situation. Cosmetic products on the Delta Cosmetics website have been tested and approved by health departments. The ingredients in the cosmetic products that are advertised on the Delta Cosmetics website are permitted for use and cannot cause harm.
If you have a question regarding a certain product, contact us through email at [email protected] and one of the Delta Cosmetics company representatives will be happy to help.