What’s in your cosmetics?

A survey carried out by the U.S. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health identified 884 toxic chemicals used in personal care products and cosmetics. They estimated women absorb 2 kilograms (or 4.4 pounds) of toxic chemical through toiletries and cosmetics annually. That means over a five year period, you could be absorbing 22 pounds of chemicals through your skin, which is then directly incorporated into the bloodstream, thereby increasing the chances of liver damage, stillbirths, birth defects, cancers, and more.

We’ve pulled three examples from industry-leading makeup companies whose products can be found in cosmetics stores and malls throughout the world. These fashionably popular cosmetics are unfortunately loaded with toxins and carcinogens, which we have identified with red text.

Daytime Protective Cream SPF15Water, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Pentaerythrityl Tetraoctanoate, Hydrogenated C6-14 Olefin Polymers, Petrolatum, Stearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Palmitic Acid, Bentonite, Squalane, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Phosphate, Thiotaurine, Panax Ginseng, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydroxyproline, Thymus Serpyllum, Chlorella Vulgaris, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Peg-5 Glyceryl Stearate, Trisodium Edta, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Alcohol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Bht, Linalool, Limonene, Citronellol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, Eugenol, Coumarin, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Fragrance, Ci 77492 (UV absorber)

Ultimate Wrinkle CreamWater, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Benzophenone-3, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Glycerin, Steareth-2, Steareth-21, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sorbitol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Polyacrylamide, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Butylparaben, Chlorphenesin, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene, Glycol, Stearyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Algin, Urea, Glucosamine HCL, Sodium Hydroxide, Algae Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Faex, (Yeast Extract), Polyvinyl Alcohol, Ethylparaben, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Laureth-7, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Cellulose Gum, Carbomer, Ceramide 2, Polysorbate 20, BHT, Potentilla Erecta Root Extract.

Signature Eye CreamWater, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Glycerin, Niacinamaide, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Triethylhexanoin, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Myristyl Myristate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Sorbitan Stearate, Sucrose Polycottonseedate, Myristyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Stearate, Dimethicone, Batyl Alcohol, Polyacrylamide, Benzyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polysorbate 65, Tocopheryl Acetate, C13- 14 Isoparaffin, Titanium Dioxide, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Methylparaben, Dimethiconol, laureth-7, Olea Europaea (Olive), Fruit Oil, Mica, Disodium EDTA, Capric Triglyceride, Ethylparaben, Sodium PEG-7, Olive Oil Carboxylate, Sodium Hydroxide, Simmondsia, Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Carbomer, Ammonium Polyacryate, Methicone