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7 Dangers Ingredients Used in Personal care products

Women these days are obsessed with using skincare and hair products. Social media is flooded with celebrities and influencers sharing their skincare routine and hair care products they are accustomed to using. From refreshing morning routine to daylight creams, from evening glam tonight care routine, every single part of the day is pushed to be accessorized with a bunch of products going onto your skin in an attempt to make it look younger. In the world of worthless and excessive harmful chemically formulated products, is remarkably helping people struggling with different skincare issues. 

Are You One of Them? 

Are You One of Them?
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Today, every woman obsessing over younger skin, an hourglass figure, and a great hair day. If you don’t have any of them, photo filters will do the job for you – it is even better as you are not harming your skin and hair with toxic chemicals used to allegedly make your skin glow and hair shine. These companies commonly use multiple products making skin and hair-centric products that are not approved by the FDA. 

However, due to the increased demand, companies are heartlessly using them to manufacture their products, whereas the buyers are blindly purchasing such products, not knowing about their actual side and after-effects. In fact, no one seems to be bothered about the damages; rather, all they want is flawless skin and hair!

Know about the dangerous chemicals in your skin and hair products 

Here’s a list of a few chemicals you should be looking out for in the products you plan to purchase;

7 Dangers Ingredients Used in Personal care products

1. Parabens 

Source: Healthgrades

Parabens found in shampoos, foundations, and moisturizers are causing breast cancer. While these chemicals react differently to various skin types, it sure is not worth a risk. 

2. Sulfates

Source: Healthline

Commonly used sulfates in skin and hair products are sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium Laureth sulfate (SLES). These are used mostly in cleansers and toothpaste. Their ability to strip away valuable moisture and protective barriers cause skin irritation in many people. 

3. Fragrance

Source: The Statesman

Fragrance can be a reason for causing skin irritation along with cancer and hormonal imbalance. The products you got your hands on might smell nice but adversely affect your health. You must carefully read the ingredients of products you are using directly on your skin. Unnecessarily don’t add fragrance to every single skin and hair product. 

4. Formaldehyde

Source: The List

Formaldehyde is a colorless, flammable gas that has been classified as a human carcinogen. This statement alone should haunt you forever because it is used in many daily wear products such as deodorants, nail polish, makeup, and lotions. 

5. Phenoxyethanol

Source: Stylecraze

Phenoxyethanol is an anti-bacterial stabilizer used in perfumes. It can possibly damage the nervous system and brain activity if swallowed, inhaled, or absorbed in the skin multiple times a day. 

6. Alcohol

Source: AARP

To name a few bad alcohols, methanol, isopropyl alcohol, propanol, and benzyl alcohol are the ones that should be forbidden in your skin and hair-care routine. They damage the skin barrier protecting you from harmful bacteria. 

7. PEG (polyethylene glycols)

PEG (polyethylene glycols)
Source: AP Skincare

Last but not least: PEGs. It can reduce the skin’s moisture levels and speed up aging (quite the opposite of what you wish for). 


Unfortunately, despite knowing the dangers of these ingredients, all these items are still being used by MNCs due to lenient FDA regulations. So, only you can make sure that your skin and hair are not exposed to such harmful chemicals. Next time you go shopping for skin and hair products, don’t forget to read the list of ingredients!

Darsh Patel

Darsh Patel an Indian writer Living in Mumbai. Started this blog in 2017. I am the owner of this and many other blogs.

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