The Most Common Toxic Ingredients in Cosmetics

Today we’re going back to basics at Toxic Beauty Blog! One of the reasons I started this blog 3 years ago was to bring more attention to the most toxic ingredients in our cosmetics today. What better way to go over this than to bring you this original infographic.

Feel free to share this as it’s so important to learn (and if you already know- be reminded) of what to avoid in our cosmetics.

Let’s be aware and be empowered to use safer beauty products!

Common toxic ingredients in cosmetics

Common toxic ingredients in cosmetics by Thomas Sabo UK for Toxic Beauty Blog

It’s astounding just how many carcinogenic and disease causing ingredients are still allowed to be put into cosmetics!

Hope you enjoyed the infographic and don’t forget to share, share, share!

Stay natural…stay beautiful…go green!

Robin started her career as an educator of children and has now become an educator for adults everywhere who want to know the truth about what they put into their bodies through the skin. She is passionate about educating people to make better health and beauty choices.
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  • http://www.solceller-info.dk/ Allison

    I love nail polishes but most brands contain the toxic trio: toluene, DBP and formaldehyde! Good thing some brands have removed them. Although they come a bit pricier, it’s better than suffering the side effects.

  • http://healthynaturalbeautylv.blogspot.com Jamie

    Great post! It’s shocking to discover all the horrible stuff that companies put in personal care products simply because it’s cheaper for them. Funny story: I went to Victoria’s Secret yesterday because I had a coupon for a free panty, and the girl in the fragrance section stopped me and started in on a monologue about their new lotion. I said, “Did you know this company puts formaldehyde and cancer-causing parabens in these products?” She looked at me like I was nuts, but I said, “Seriously, Google some of these ingredients sometime. You’ll be surprised!” Maybe she will, maybe she won’t, but I’m trying to spread the word that not everything that looks pretty or smells pretty is good for your skin!
    Jamie´s last blog post ..Five Awesome Fruits and Vegetables and How to Use Them in Your Meals

  • http://radiant-brown-beauty.com Michelle

    Even more common than skin cancer, most of these chemicals (especially when used in abundance) are just very drying to the skin…and hair.
    Michelle´s last blog post ..Fashion’s Night Out is Back in NYC – 2012

  • http://idonthaveawebsite.com Ava

    I was able to like this but didn’t see a ‘share’ button

  • http://idonthaveawebsite.com Ava

    I figured it out! just copy pasted the link…

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com/about?rel=author Natural Organics

    Hi Ava! Thanks for sharing! You should download Sharaholic it’s a plugin for Firefox)…it makes it really easy to share anything on the web! :)

    -Robin

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com/about?rel=author Natural Organics

    Michelle, skin irritation is definitely the most noticeable effect…problem is, when people develop cancer they don’t usually attribute it to their cosmetic product ingredients. yet studies show these synthetics can and do cause cancer! Thanks for commenting!

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com/about?rel=author Natural Organics

    Jamie, its so hard to not keep your mouth shut when you encounter situations like the one you describe. I find it so hard to keep quiet when I see women in line at Target buying Maybelline mascara (which I used to swear by!) or Revlon lipstick…we just have to hope that when they’re ready to learn, they will seek out the answers. As the saying goes, “When the student is ready, the teacher will come.”
    -Robin

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com/about?rel=author Natural Organics

    Hi Allison,

    Yup, most of the commercial nail polishes are incredibly toxic…but if you look hard enough, you can find the big-3 free brands. A few of my favorites are Sinful (at Walgreens), No Miss, Aquarella, Keeki Pure & Simple and Wet-N-Wild (just found out they were big-3 free!) Thanks for the comment!
    -Robin

  • http://kitchenguide.dk/ Emily

    Hi :)

    I tried posting af comment yesterday but it didn’t seem to get through.

    Your infographic is really great. Did you make it yourself? I’d like to make an infographic about toxic ingredients in toys for my website but I don’t know how. Do you have any tips in that regard?
    Emily´s last blog post ..Test af frituregryder – Hvilken frituregryde er bedst i test?

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com/about?rel=author Natural Organics

    Hello Emily,

    Thank you! I actually had someone offer to make me one. Perhaps I can forward you his information. Thanks for the comment!

    -Robin

  • http://alletiderskager.dk Mias konditori

    It’s insane how many toxic ingredients there are in beauty products. It really deserves som focus.
    Mias konditori´s last blog post ..Kokos småkager

  • http://cosmetbeauty.com Sara

    Really can’t believe that some products contain mercury. Wonder what benefits it can possibly have on your face? Why even include it?

    Makes you think twice about trusting the FDA.
    Sara´s last blog post ..The Top 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Skin

  • http://blog.melanie-blog.com olivia powell

    Ohhh, this article has really scared me. I do use some of these things mentioned here. I really cannot understand why such toxic substances are used in cosmetics. I must be careful next time I go shopping for cosmetics.

  • http://black.backpackerinindia.info Kevin

    I really cannot understand why such toxic substances are used in cosmetics. I must be careful next time I go shopping for cosmetics. It’s shocking to discover all the horrible stuff that companies put in personal care products simply because it’s cheaper for them. I must be careful next time I go shopping for cosmetics. Thanks for sharing great post Robin.

  • http://release.pierrehebert.info Rodriguez Abigail

    This article is an eye opener I must say. I do not use many cosmetics, but my daughter is very much addicted to them. After i read this, I am really worried thinking of the many health hazards she is exposed to.