Skincare Dangerous Ingredients to Avoid

Skincare Dangerous Ingredients to Avoid

Skin is the largest and the outermost organ of the body. Since the skin is the most exposed organ of the body, it absorbs all the dirt and toxins that we applied on our skin like parabens and other chemicals that could get into our bloodstreams and harm our health.  

Although, people use skincare products to make the skin healthy and protect from the sun and other environmental factors that could harm the skin, little did they know that most of the skincare products available in the market are packed with harmful chemicals that could harm their health and skin. Those dangerous toxins have adverse effects on humans and animals and they should be avoided.

Effects of skincare chemicals on health:

  • Birth defects in children - for pregnant women
  • Cancer
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Infertility
  • Irregular, painful periods
  • Premature aging & wrinkling
  • Weight gain

Here are some of the most used dangerous skincare ingredients to avoid:

1. BHT

These synthetic antioxidants are used as skincare preservatives to extend shelf life and they can cause liver damage.

BHT can commonly found in diaper creams, lipstick, moisturizers, and other skincare products.

2. Formaldehyde

This chemical is used to preserve dead animals and humans and sad to say that some skincare products contain this toxic chemical! This is a popular carcinogen that can cause asthma, developmental toxicity, and neurotoxicity.

Formaldehyde commonly found in body wash, bubble bath, and shampoo.

3. Fragrance

This toxic doesn't sound so scary at all and it's present in most skincare and cosmetics, but it contains tons of chemicals that can cause allergies and hormone disruptions that can lead to major health issues such as infertility.

Fragrance is commonly found in hand creams, moisturizers and hair products.

4. Lead

Lead is a neurotoxin because it is a heavy metal and it can cause severe behavioral and learning problems.

Lead is commonly found in lip balm, lip gloss, lipstick, and Vaseline.


Parabens are chemicals known to help preserve shelf-life of cosmetics, hair and skincare products. They are known to mimic estrogen in the body and act as a hormone disruptor that causes fertility and reproductive problems and even breast cancer.

Parabens are commonly found in body lotion, body wash, face cleanser, foundation, and shampoo.

Since the majority of skincare products are harmful to health due to toxic ingredients they contained, we need to carefully choose the safe skincare products to use. Look for skincare products that contain natural ingredients like Aloe Vera, green tea, jojoba oil, lemon, and other plant-based ingredients. That's the reason why we at Aloe Skincare Company created an aloe-based cream that is not only effective in treating skin itching and inflammation but also ORGANIC, VEGAN and SAFE for the skin.

Remember, to have naturally healthy and youthful-looking skin, use skincare products that contain ONLY natural ingredients.

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