Medindia

X

Beware! Harmful Chemicals in Cosmetics Could be Ruining Your Skin

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on  February 22, 2014 at 2:56 PM Research News   - G J E 4
Does your skin feel red and itchy after using a sunscreen or a beauty cream? An expert says chemicals like paraben and phthalates present in the products are capable of damaging skin.
 Beware! Harmful Chemicals in Cosmetics Could be Ruining Your Skin
Beware! Harmful Chemicals in Cosmetics Could be Ruining Your Skin
Advertisement

Sumesh Sood, chief operating officer of personal care brand Organic Harvest Company, warns against a list of chemicals commonly found in cosmetics:

Advertisement
* Phthalates: Phthalates are a group of hormone disrupting chemicals that are found in personal care products like moisturisers and shampoos. They may lead to early puberty in girls and there is also a risk factor for later-life breast cancer.

* Parabens: Parabens are a group of compounds used to prevent fungus, bacteria and other cultures from forming in cosmetics and skincare products. They are absorbed through the skin and may cause breast cancer. They are likely to irritate skin, eyes and lungs.

* Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA): It is a common ingredient in sunscreens. It has been linked with cancer, skin irritation and rashes. The chemical also damages the liver and deepens the skin pigmentation.

* Mineral oil: Mineral oil coats the skin like a plastic wrap, disrupting the skin's natural ability to breathe and absorb the 'natural moisture factor'. This causes burning, stinging, redness and irritation. The lack of moisture also leads to premature ageing of skin age.

Source: IANS
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All