7 Harmful Ingredients in Mascara That You Should Avoid …

Eyelashes_&_MascaraMascara is probably one of the favorite make-up products; however, the harmful ingredients in mascara. Until recently, never think twice about putting on mascara. It makes my eyes look brighter and all of my features stand out more. Yet, there are harmful ingredients in mascara. After all, no one wants to have harmful ingredients near their eyes. Avoiding the following ingredients in mascara will help you steer clear of anything harmful.

1. Coal Tar Dyes

Coal tar dyes contain heavy metals and are carcinogenic. Although you only put the mascara on your eyelashes, some of the harmful ingredients can still be absorbed into your bloodstream.

2. Fragrance

Fragrance can be very irritating, especially to the eyes. Therefore, it is best to avoid mascara that has fragrance in it.

3. Formaldehyde Releasing Preservatives

Formaldehyde was in high school biology class during dissections. As it turns out, formaldehyde is used in mascara as a preservative,Since it is a known carcinogen, formaldehyde is not something you don’t want near your eyes.

4. Parabens

The harmful effect parabens have on hormones.

5. BHA and BHT

BHA and BHT can affect hormones negatively, are carcinogenic, and are harmful to aquatic and land animals.

6. Propylene Glycol

Propylene Glycol can cause dermatological and respiratory issues. Some of the problems it can cause include acne, eczema, and rashes, none of which are desirable.

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