Friday, October 25, 2013

Mascara? Maybe not that safe...

Today in one of my organic chemistry lecture we had a short discussion about the ingredients of mascara and the ones to avoid caught my attention. Normally all the ingredients should be stated on the package and safe for use. But not all of them. So we better check. And those are ones to watch out for and avoid buying mascara or any other cosmetic product, we apply on our skin:
  • Ceteareth-20
  • Benzyl alcohol
  • Aluminium powder
  • Butylparaben
  • Methylparaben
But why those? I will get back to that later.

The one from Maybelline (blue one) on the picture actually contains Methylparaben. I bought it accidentally not really checking the ingredient. But it was on a discount, so no big loss :) Now it is going straight to the trash. So, remember to check up on your Maybelline mascaras. As for the Lancome mascara I had lost the package with list of ingredients.... It might help to safe those.