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Are You Aware Of The Harmful Ingredients In Your Daily Beauty and Cosmetic Products?


Are You Aware Of The Harmful Ingredients In Your Daily Beauty and Cosmetic Products?

May 30, 2018

There are hundreds or maybe even thousands of chemicals in your products, many of which are being absorbed into your body. Has it ever occurred to you the daily beauty products that you are using now may be harmful and can potentially cause long-term damage to your skin and even to your health?

In this article, we are going to explore a list of potentially toxic ingredients that are commonly found in beauty and cosmetics products, be sure to keep a lookout the next time when you are shopping.


1. Fragrance 

The term ‘Fragrance’ was created to protect a company’s “secret formula” and is one of the most commonly found ingredients in almost all beauty and cosmetic products unless indicated. Since we don’t know what is contained in the secret formula, it can be scary to know that it can contain tons of chemicals to make up a scent. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Skin Deep Database, fragrance mixes have been associated with dermatitis, allergies, respiratory distress, and potential effects on the reproductive system. It can be found in many products such as perfume, cologne, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and moisturizers.

2. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) / Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)

SLS is known to cause eye, skin, lung irritants with the potential to combine with other chemicals to form nitrosamines, a type of carcinogen. With these, it can lead to kidney and respiratory damage. Usually found in forming products such as in shampoo, body wash/cleanser, mascara, and acne treatment.

3. Formaldehyde

As deemed by The International Agency for Research on Carcinogens (IARC), this chemical was deemed as a human carcinogen. Its main function is to help prevent bacteria growth and can be found in nearly one in five beauty and cosmetic products. It is known to cause allergic skin reactions and it may also be harmful to the immune system which is linked to causing cancer. This chemical can be found in hair dye, hair straighteners, false eyelash adhesives, shampoos, and nail products.

4. Parabens

Parabens are widely used preservatives that prevent the growth of bacteria, mold, and yeast in cosmetic products. It contains estrogen-mimicking properties that are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. These chemicals can be found in facial cleansers, shampoo, body washes, deodorants, and makeup.

5. Oxybenzone (benzophenone), Octinoxate, and Homosalate

Research has shown oxybenzone can build up in fatty tissues and is linked to allergic reactions. And it has been increasingly linked to early puberty in girls, low sperm count, and male infertility. These chemicals can pose a risk to reproductive systems and cause hormone-related cancers in men and women. Found in sunscreens, lip balms, and other products with SPF.


Unlike many off-shelves products, at Wild Ferns, we pledge to use natural ingredients as we always have our customer interest at heart. If you are interested in our product, we have our best products for glowing skin to keep your face healthy and radiant which included the best-selling collagen skincare products range or if you are looking for skin whitening cream or face wash for oily skin. Just check out our website.