February 22, 2019
Composition with plastic bottles of body care and beauty product

5 Dangerous Chemicals in Cosmetics

by Peter Jaret  

There is growing concern over potentially hazardous chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products, especially those that interfere with the body’s natural hormones. You might be surprised to learn there’s very little regulation of cosmetics and personal care products in the US. The FDA cannot require premarket testing of personal care products. And the ingredients are not always listed on the labels.

The infographic below lists five potentially dangerous chemicals contained in over-the-counter cosmetics and beauty products, along with what health concerns they might cause and how you can avoid them.