A few days ago we received an email with a request from Marta O. to write a note with information on what to look for when buying cosmetics. The idea delighted me, because I often buy a product for hours, I stand for hours and analyze the composition of individual cosmetics, choosing what will be the most pleasant for my skin. I know from my own experience that buying cosmetics is not an easy matter. Many traps are waiting for our delicate skin. Then we start the guide "How to buy cosmetics with your head?"
The first issue that I pay attention to in the composition is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate.
The second very important point is parabens
like phenoxyethanol, sorbic acid, ethylparaben, propylparaben, methylparaben and butylparaben. Parabens are nothing but ingredients that prolong the validity of cosmetics. As you know for cosmetics companies (not all!) The most important thing is that the cosmetic has the longest possible expiry date. Then you can be sure that it will be sold. It is a pity that no one thinks about how badly parabens affect us ... Parabens are toxic! can cause any allergic reactions. There is also speculation ongoing and added to deodorants do not contribute to breast cancer. However, this has not been clearly documented.
They take the third place dyes and flavors
e.g. linalool, geraniol, limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene ... Most often they are marked with the CI index (Color Index) and we can find them somewhere at the very end ... unfortunately and they have a bad effect on our skin - they can cause reactions allergic (that's why I try to avoid heavily perfumed cosmetics, because I know that usually these products make me allergic). The list of ingredients for fragrance compositions is long (26). I won't mention them all, but it's worth knowing that there are so many of them ...