At Restorsea, we pride ourselves on achieving beautiful, healthy skin by using only the best and safest ingredients in all our products. While we are very aware of the chemicals that one should always avoid, in beauty products we also know oftentimes many consumers tend to forego reading labels and will only quickly glance to check what’s inside their skincare products. Dangerous chemicals can hide in even the most common beauty products, here’s three harmful ingredients that we make sure to stay away from and ones you should too.
Cadmium: We would all love for our foundation to perfectly match our skin tones, but before you begin putting on your powder, check to see if your daily go-to beauty product might contain cadmium. Cadmium was found prevalent in foundation powders across several beauty brands according to the FDA. An earlier research report by the Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research found that cosmetic companies were using cadmium to create colors in many of their products, most prominently in nail polish also. As with any chemical, high exposure to cadmium is never healthy.
Lead: If you're like most people, lead is something recognized as being used in pencils (as it should be). But when you think of a beautiful tube of red lipstick, the last thing you’d expect to be hiding underneath that alluring shade is lead. However, reports have found that this is all too often the case in many drugstore lipsticks. Shockingly, the FDA conducted a research study in which they found lead contents present in almost 400 lipstick brands. According to SafeCosmetics.org, the FDA warns that in a worst-case scenario, high exposure to lead can lead to learning and behavioral problems. Before you walk away with a cool shade of color for your lips, next time at the drugstore make sure you check the ingredients to ensure that you’re not walking away with a toxic lip.
The above chemical products are the most commonly found toxins present in beauty products and, according to research, exist only as byproducts. While that may be so, at Restorsea we like to play it safe and make sure we’re using only the purest, safe, and natural ingredients in our skincare regimen. Take a look inside your beauty bag and see what’s inside your makeup products, or opt for an organic, all natural product that contains no harmful chemicals. Remember that you always want to keep the amount of exposure to chemicals to a minimum in order to keep your skin healthy, glowing, and beautiful!
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