5 Beauty Products That Are Surprisingly Not Good For You

CoverYou may find it hard to live without your dose of beauty therapies, kohl and that hot lipstick. Not to scare you or anything, but there might be horrible chemicals in practically every beauty product you use that could seep into your bloodstream and build up toxicity over time. Listed below are the top five beauty products that are not good for you and should think twice before putting them on. This information is enough to make some of you want to revamp that makeup drawer.

1. Antiperspirants a.k.a Deos

Research has shown that high doses of the same aluminum salts used in antiperspirants have had devastatingly detrimental effects including ovarian lesions and reproductive failure. There is a possible link between aluminum and breast cancer, because deodorant is applied so closely to the outer-upper quadrant of the breast, and that is where tumors are likely to appear.

What you can use: Adidas Cotton Tech Aluminium Free Women Deodorant, Pure Lightness.


2. Nail Polish

We women can’t get enough of nail art and well manicured hands, but there is a catch. You’re probably aware of the toxicity of nail polish as a result of its fumes, the flammability, and the fact that you should always apply nail polish in a well-ventilated area. The three offending chemicals are: Di Butyl Phthalate (DBP), Toluene, and Formaldehyde.

What you can use: Chanel boasts of not using toxins in their nail polishes. (Not for the faint hearted)

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3. Eye shadows and Eyeliners

Aluminum powder that is abundantly used in them leads to neurotoxicity and cancer. If you can’t avoid it, try using it minimally.

What you can use: Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate Kajal (it promises to be free of Lead/Aluminium)


4. Sunscreen          

Shocked to hear this? You must have read everywhere that sunscreen is a must before venturing out. But what they haven’t told you is, that overuse of Vitamin A can again lead to cancer on skin exposed to sunlight. So, again too much of something is never good.

What you can use: VLCC Sweat Free Sun Block Lotion SPF 40 PA+++



5. Hair Dyes

We can’t stand that one grey hair and go out of our way to cover it up. Several studies have linked longtime hair dye use to bladder cancer, non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and Multiple Myeloma. So, before you use them think again.

What you can use: Casting Creme Gloss Loreal. (psss..they are amonia free)


To avoid damaging yourself beyond repair try using products on a minimal basis, or the best solution is to find a natural chemical-free alternative.

If you would love to know how to maintain youthful skin, read on for tips from guest blogger Aiswarya.

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