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10 Harmful Chemicals in Cosmetics

Most of us know the best way to avoid toxic chemicals is to pay close attention to the ingredients in the cleaning products we use on a daily basis. And while this is a good practice, there are potential harmful chemicals you may be missing, and they’re in the cosmetics many of use regularly.  Mineral Oil and Petroleum Jelly are two ingredients found in numerous shampoos, creams, lipsticks, eyeshadows, foundations, and baby oil. Covering your skin in Petroleum Jelly interferes with your skin’s natural “ability to breathe and release toxins, which can then promote acne and other disorders.” The process can even lead to premature aging.

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