How To Avoid Harmful Skincare Ingredients

July 20 , 2021

When it comes to skincare, we need to take a closer look at the ingredients in the products we use daily. Unfortunately, it’s common to use products that claim to be “clean” but are made of harmful substances. Putting these substances on your skin means you are ignoring the adverse effects they can have on your skin, such as; aging, redness, break outs, and possible internal effects. When shopping for skincare and beauty products, it might seem as though the list of ingredients to avoid is getting longer and longer every day. While this may be true, there are only a few critical ingredients that you should truly avoid for your safety. Since many brands are not transparent about the ingredients found in their products, we find it essential to educate everyone on what to look out for when purchasing different products for your skin. After all, the skin is the body’s largest organ and deserves high-quality, non-harmful products for it to be taken care of properly.

A few of the common ingredients used in skincare products that users should avoid are: formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers such as Imidazolidinyl urea (Germall®), Diazolidinyl urea (Germall II®), DMDM hydantoin (Glydant®), Bromonitropropane diol (Bronopol™), Tris (hydroxymethyl) nitromethane (Tris Nitro®)

It is important to note that the above list is only a tiny portion of what to refrain from using; however, these are just the more commonly seen ones. Using products with these ingredients could result in external issues visible on top of the skin or internal issues. As a result, it is essential to consult your doctor/dermatologist and do your research ahead of time! And, remember to always look at ingredients before purchasing skincare and beauty products.