Imagine eating 5lb of make-up chemicals. That is the one recent report shown: Women who use make-up on a daily basis are absorbing almost 5lb of chemicals a year into their bodies, and most chemical compounds are considered to be linked to side effects ranging from skin irritation to premature ageing and cancer. Moreover, the negative effects may be even greater if all those chemicals are mixed inside human body. Source: Telegraph Newspaper Online
Women who use make-up on a daily basis are absorbing almost 5lb of chemicals a year into their bodies, it is claimed.
Many use more than 20 different beauty products a day striving to look their best while nine out of 10 apply make-up which is past its use by date.
Dependence on cosmetics and toiletries means that a cocktail of 4lb 6oz of chemicals a year is absorbed into the body through the skin.
Some synthetic compounds involved have been linked to side effects ranging from skin irritation to premature ageing and cancer.
Richard Bence, a biochemist who has spent three years researching conventional products, said: "We really need to start questioning the products we are putting on our skin and not just assume that the chemicals in them are safe.
I think anyone who really needs to wear make-up should at least select organic-type of make-up, the kind of make-up that you can actually eat it if you must. It doesn’t mean that you have to eat it, but if a chemical is not safe to eat and is applied on your skin, your body is still going to absorb it anyway. Therefore, it is really safer to choose organic make-up. (No cheap made-in-china make-up, maybe?)