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5 Cringe Worthy Ingredients Found in Cosmetics

5 Cringe Worthy Ingredients Found in Cosmetics

Often times people don't link toxins to illness until it's too late. No one would think that ingredients and chemicals in everyday products like toothpaste or perfume would lead to hormone imbalances or even worse illnesses like cancer or Alzheimer's.


In today’s post, I’ll be going over 5 of the toxin commonly found in everyday products and why you should steer clear of them. We are at a really exciting time in history as far as product developments goes because everyday there are more and more high quality clean products.


In fact, there is a movement happening. Women & men all over the world are ditching the consumer products being shoved down our throats fro mindfully crafted products. As a result people are experiencing less allergies, healthier bodies and healthier lives. It’s Super exciting!


Here are 5 cringe worthy ingredients and why you should avoid them:


  1. Parabens: Commonly used as a preservative and has been linked to breast cancer. Currently, the FDA is not regulating parabens that are used in cosmetics, so not many people are concerned. Studies have shown that Parabens show up in breast cancer tumors.

  2. Synthetic Colors: You know there is synthetic colors in a product when you look at an ingrained deck and it shows letters FD&C or D&C followed by a color and a number. A common one is FD&C Red No 6. Synthetic Colors are linked to causing cancer.

  3. Synthetic Fragrances: Most synthetic fragrances contain hundreds of chemicals and there is no way to find out how many because companies don’t have to disclose that information to the public. These can cause problems like headaches, dizziness, rashes, hyperpigmentation vomiting, coughing, and skin irritation to name a few.

  4. Mineral oil: This is such a common ingredient especially in lip products. The problem with mineral oil is that it can clog your pores so that your skin can’t properly eliminate toxins.Can we say Hello breakouts! 

  5. Formaldehyde: There is a study out there that states 1 out of 5 cosmetic products have ingredients that can develop formaldehyde, a human carcinogene! That alone should wake people up and be more mindful to what goes on their skin.


Isn’t that crazy?! I didn’t really start to wake up until a few years ago when a friend brought this to my attention and then I started to work as a makeup artist in the world of clean beauty. These are just a handful of the ingredients that are found in all the “must have” beauty products out there.

Hopefully, you found this post helpful and will check your ingredient decks while making your next cosmetic purchase, These can be found in skin, hair, makeup and teeth products. Thank you for reading today’s post. Let me know your thoughts! Comment below or shoot me an email, nicole@purebrightbeauty.com

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