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10 Beauty Ingredients That Have Been Linked to Cancer

April 3, 2018

 

Many beauty products contain ingredients that could be detrimental to the user's health. Many of these ingredients have even been linked to the development of cancer.

 

Parabens

Parabens are employed as preservatives in toothpaste, face creams, and hair products. When used, they act similarly to the hormone estrogen. Parabens are attributed to tumor growth, particularly in breast cancer.

 

Lead

Lead is nearly infamous for its cancer-causing properties. It is often found in lipsticks. While it is rarely directly added, contamination frequently occurs in products containing color additives.

 

Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is found in hair dye and everyday shampoos and conditioners. It is a carcinogen almost as infamous as lead and found to cause a host of cancers.

 

Triclosan

Triclosan is used in deodorant, body wash, and toothpaste with the intention of eliminating the growth of bacteria. Along with causing cancer, triclosan interferes with the thyroid and reproductive system.