You might love the way that expensive cream makes your skin glow — but do you know the dangerous ingredients that are lurking inside of it?
Unfortunately, many “cult” beauty products also contain many different toxins.
These include parabens, which have been known to cause breast cancer; triclosan, which can wreak havoc on your thyroid and hormone levels; and sodium lauryl sulfate, which has led to both breathing problems and even kidney failure.
An alarmingly high number of inorganic beauty products also contain carcinogens, which have been linked to many different types of cancer.
Of course, you’re not going to see the consequences of the harsh chemicals in most beauty products overnight. Instead, these serious health problems can creep up on you after many years of daily use.
So why are so many beauty companies using these ingredients?
Likely, because they’re able to get away with it.
In most countries, cosmetic companies are allowed to leave certain ingredients off the list on the side of a jar, claiming that they’re used to make a secret “fragrance.” The beauty industry as a whole is shockingly unregulated when it comes to ingredients.
It’s important that you break the cycle and switch to natural skin care as soon as possible.