Ingredients to look out for in makeup are;

What are ingredients people can look out for when it comes to makeup that they should avoid?

Please check out David Suzuki ‘Dirty Dozen’ cosmetic chemicals to avoid

Some of the ingredients in beauty products aren’t that pretty. U.S. researchers report that one in eight of the 82,000 ingredients used in personal care products are industrial chemicals, including carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins, and hormone disruptors. Many products include plasticizers (chemicals that keep concrete soft), degreasers (used to get grime off auto parts), and surfactants (they reduce surface tension in water, like in paint and inks). Imagine what that does to your skin, and to the environment.”

Ingredients to look out for in makeup are;

  • Talc
  • Parabens
  • Bismuth oxychloride
  • Alcohol
  • Sodium laureth sulfate
  • Mineral oil
  • Formaldehyde


Warning sign: did you know your favourite lippie may contain high levels of lead? Health Canada recently released a study that found 21 out of 26 lipsticks contained lead, which is linked to numerous health and reproductive problems. In Australia, it’s mandatory for cosmetics to list all ingredients on labels, so check before you buy.