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What perfumery and cosmetics can be dangerous?

Each woman has preferences in the field of use of those goods which help us to look good, feel young and effective. Besides: selection process of favourite perfume, shampoo or decorative cosmetics already lightens the mood and serves as a peculiar stress medicine. Happens very offensively when the acquired perfumery and cosmetic products not only do not meet our expectations, but also becomes the reason of problems with health. Sources of troubles such, and also ways to avoid them we we will also consider today.

Почему косметика и парфюмерия могут быть опасными?

Harmful substances which contain in "goods of beauty"

Each perfumery and cosmetic goods have a specific set of consumer qualities. For example, shampoo has to foam well and clear effectively hair, lipstick - to have beautiful color and the consistence allowing it to remain long on the surfaces of lips, spirits – to have strong and resistant aroma etc. To achieve existence of such properties without inclusion in structure of a set of synthetic chemicals, it is impossible. Many of ingredients of modern "goods of beauty" are not safe at all. Enter the list of the most harmful of them:

  • Alkylphenol ethoxylate. Component of the majority of shampoos. Has mutagen and cancerogenic properties. Process of production of sperm at men oppresses;
  • Albumine. Is a part of anti-aging creams as the substance promoting reduction of wrinkles. In practice, creates the dense film limiting oxygen access that prevents normal course of exchange processes in skin;
  • Alpha hydroxide acids. Ingredients of the majority of face scrubs and body. Help to peel the died cells, but do skin defenseless before aggressive environmental factors;
  • Acetamide. A humidifier in blush and lipsticks. Mutagen, carcinogen;
  • Benzene. Is a part of many cosmetic goods. It is extremely toxic;
  • Butylhydroxyanisole. The preservative which is applied to increase in periods of storage of products (creams, sprays etc.). Has cancerogenic properties, it is quickly absorbed through skin and collects in an organism;
  • Gamma hexachlorane. Component of many shampoos, creams, lotions. Has toxic effect on a nervous system. Can provoke development of a carcinoma cutaneum;
  • Dioxane. Is a part of soap, shampoos, lotions, creams, hair conditioners. Is strong carcinogen. It is destructive affects liver cells;
  • Ethanolamines. Big group of substances which add to soap, shampoos, bath foams as frothers and emulsifiers. Can have toxic effect on skin, a bone and spinal cord, a liver and kidneys;
  • Isopropanol. A component of liquids for rinsing of a mouth and other products. It is capable to cause the serious poisoning which is followed by dizziness, a headache and nasal bleeding. At long use causes development of malignant new growths of a throat and oral cavity;
  • Imidazolidinyl urea. Very widespread preservative. Is a part of eye shadow, powders, shampoos (including nurseries), colognes and lotions. Provokes emergence of dermatitis. At storage of products in heat decays, emitting formaldehyde;
  • Coal tar (pitch). One of the main ingredients of anti-dandruff shampoos. Can cause attacks of asthma and other allergic reactions. Prolonged use leads to decrease in attention and memory, chronic fatigue, headaches, nausea;
  • Carbomer. The stabilizer and a thickener in mascara, creams, bath preparations. Provokes development of inflammatory processes of eyes and skin allergic reactions;
  • Kvaternium-15. Antimicrobic means and preservative. After periods of storage decays with release of formaldehyde;
  • Kokamid DEA (amide of coconut oil). Popular component of shampoos. The complex substance capable to decay with formation of high-cancerogenic nitrosamines;
  • Laurite sodium sulfate (SLES). Is a part of the vast majority of shampoos. As detergent it is not too effective, but is cheap and well foams, creating quality illusion of a product. It is extremely harmful. Overdries hair and head skin. Growth of hair oppresses, destroys hair bulbs. It is badly brought out of an organism, collects in a liver, a brain, tissues of eyes. Negatively influences sight. Relatives on properties of substance - laurite ammonium sulfate (ALS) and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) which are also widely used in production of shampoos and bath foams are not less dangerous;
  • Loramid Dai. One more frother as a part of soap and shampoos. Easily enters the chemical changes going with release of nitrosamines;
  • Metilkhlorizotiazolinon. The preservative having cancerogenic and mutagen properties;
  • Para-aminobenzoic acid (B10 vitamin). Frequent component of sun-protection means. Fototoksichen. Can provoke emergence of eczema and contact dermatitis;
  • Parabens. The name of group of widely used preservatives. Strong allergens. Cause breast cancer;
  • Para-phenylenediamines. The substances painting hair black or brown color. Provoke emergence of various malignant new growths (lymphoma, myelomas etc.);
  • Polysorbates. Emulsifiers. Are toxic. Use is fraught with developing of dermatitis;
  • Propylene glycol. Cheap product of distillation of oil. Is a part of many shampoos and conditioning agents behind skin as moisturizing component. In practice strongly dries and irritates skin and collects in an organism, making negative impact on work of kidneys and a liver;
  • Triclosan. Popular antibacterial ingredient of detergents. It is cancerogenic and toxic. Badly influences a condition of a brain, lungs, a liver and kidneys, reduces a potentiality;
  • FDS. Group of the substances which are used as dyes. Most of them irritate skin, and some are carcinogens. In small quantities are safe, but admissible concentration for each color group are accurately not defined, and the risk of overdose is very high;
  • Phthalates (salt of phthalic acid). Components of many perfumery and cosmetic goods. Are highly toxic. Destroy cells of a liver and kidneys. At hit in an organism of the pregnant woman can cause fruit malformations;
  • Fluorocarbons. Are a part of hairsprays. In an aerosol form are dangerous to a respiratory organs;
  • Formaldehyde. Preservative, component of soap, shampoo, decorative cosmetics. Causes irritation of skin and mucous membranes. Carcinogen.

Опасные компоненты косметики и парфюмерии

Separately it is worth stopping on substances which producers of cosmetics advertize as the means capable to improve a condition of skin, and even "to rejuvenate" it. It is elastin and collagen which are produced from fabrics of cattle or poultry. Unfortunately, as ingredients of cosmetics they are rather harmful, than are useful. The matter is that the elastin and collagen giving elasticity to skin of the person strongly differ from the analogs of animal origin. Molecules of the last are too big to be compatible to human skin. The means containing them just create the superficial film preventing skin to breathe, but do not give any cosmetic effect. Widely advertized lanolin (animal wax), does not get into skin too. But it hammers a time and can cause allergic reactions.

We choose cosmetics and perfumery competently

The risk connected with use of perfumery cosmetics is not limited to possible hit in an organism of toxics.

The goods made by well-known companies bear on packagings reliable information about the structure and periods of validity. However today in Russia also a significant amount of the counterfeit imitating products of the known brands, and also means of absolutely unknown brands made by the most different firms is implemented. Upon purchase of such means risk to receive, at least, allergic reaction, increases repeatedly. Therefore, choosing perfumery and cosmetic goods, it must be kept in mind the following:

  • It is impossible to buy "goods of beauty" anywhere. It is clear, that going behind purchases such to the known shops and salons, we agree to some overpayment in advance. However, health is worth it. Only this way we can minimize risk of acquisition of potentially dangerous means;
  • It is necessary to read attentively everything that is written on packaging of the chosen goods. It is especially important to pay attention to its period of validity and structure. Many dangerous ingredients of cosmetics have several names, and producers quite often submit the most little-known of them for packaging. Therefore it is quite good to have with itself the list of undesirable components with all versions of their names;
  • You should not buy expensive perfumery and cosmetic goods hurriedly. They demand thoughtful approach and careful studying of each sample. Even in branded shop spirits (them, by the way, forge most often) or decorative cosmetics very similar to products of the well-known firms, but nevertheless being a counterfeit can be on sale. On this case there is a sense in advance to learn about all features of packaging of the real means and to have at itself their exact description;
  • Dangerously often to change the addictions concerning the used "goods of beauty". It is better to choose products of one-two solid firms and to buy it in shops which reputation is credible.

Как правильно выбирать косметические средства и парфюмерию

It is very important to follow rules and periods of storage of perfumery and cosmetic goods. Many of them become dangerous because their components in heat decay with formation of toxics. In others at long storage the environment favorable for reproduction of causative organisms is created. On packagings of products of the known brands usually there is information on how it is long possible to use safely means after opening of jars or tubas, and you should not neglect such data.

Recently many women give preference to "goods of beauty", made independently, or acquired from masters of a hend-meyd. Here an essential role is played by absence of an allergy (the majority of such means do of natural components) and trust degree to the manufacturer. However, use of similar goods of handwork anyway gives the chance of individual approach to the choice of components and minimization of the risks connected with inclusion in their composition of potentially dangerous substances.

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