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The Dangers of Using Commercialised Beauty Products

The Dangers of Using Commercialised Beauty Products

Published by N-Essentials Team on 12th Oct 2022

Reviewed By: Kacie La

The use of makeup and all other kinds of cosmetics can be dated back in ancient cultures; in which they use raw resources to enhance their physical features so that they will appear good and pleasing to others.

Kohl, one of the most-used beauty products used by the upper-class in Ancient Egypt, is believed to define the eyes and extend the brow. Face powders were also used to beautify the skin by covering up blemishes and make it appear smooth and radiant.

Countless beauty products were greatly loved back then, however, they failed to realise how continuously using them would cause adverse effects to their appearance.

As we all now know, kohl and many other beauty products contain large amounts of chemicals such as lead or stibnite which are not good for the skin. Although the use of these materials is considered not beneficial, still, a lot of commercialised beauty products are being manufactured and transported into the market.

At N-essentials, we believe that the best way to achieve healthy-looking skin is to keep yourself protected from the harmful effects of commercialised products by using natural beauty essentials that are gentle and safe to use.

Listed below are the dangerous chemicals that most skincare brands incorporate into their products, and the alternatives that keep you free from skin impurities:

1. Phthalates are chemicals used to make plastic soft and bendable. They are commonly used in skin moisturisers, shampoo, nail polish, detergents, insecticides, adhesives, and vinyl flooring.

Alternative: We suggest that you avoid products with high levels of synthetic fragrance that comes in cheap plastic packaging.

2. Lead is a chemical element that is commonly used in cosmetics such as eyeliners and hair dyes. Studies have shown that prolonged use of lead may eventually dry the skin making it appear dull and dehydrated.

Alternative: We believe that the best alternative for this is mica. Mica is regarded as an approved natural colourant that provides shimmer to beauty essentials like eyeshadows. Not only that it gives shimmer but it also helps to brighten other colours in many skincare applications.

Click to learn more about mica.

3. Triclosan is a chemical used to stabilise skincare products such as soaps and hand sanitisers. Many companies still opt to infuse this into many products because it is relatively cheap and can be manufactured easily. 

Alternatives: Essential oils such as rosemary or lavender essential oil.

4. Parabens are inexpensive preservatives that can extremely damage the skin. They are present in almost every skincare product that we use. Continued use may induce facial redness or discolouration.

Alternatives: Rosemary ExtractGrapefruit Seed ExtractVitamin E Oil

5. Just like Phthalates, Sulfates are also commonly used in a wide range of skincare products that create bubbles. In haircare, sulfates are harsh and may not strengthen and/or boost the appearance of your hair when used over longer periods.

Alternatives: Organic Castile Liquid SoapCoconut OilOlive Oil.

Heaps of harmful chemicals are present in large-scale widely-available skincare products and some point, we may or may not recognise them. That is why it’s best to go for natural products that are not just beneficial but also safe to use on the skin.

Go natural now and be amazed by the powerful benefits!

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