Chemical ingredients found in personal care products

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Personal care products are used to clean, beautify, improve attractiveness, or change the appearance of the human body. Cosmetics have been used for thousands of years. Cosmetics and personal care items, which range from antiperspirants, aromas, make-up, and shampoos to soaps, sunscreens, and toothpaste, play a vital role in our lives at all times.

PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTSINGREDIENTSUSESTOXICITY
Haircare Products
Hair ShampoosSodium Laureth Sulfatesurfactant, cleansing, and foaming agentredness, skin rash,
swelling, inflammation, itchiness, hives, in the skin
cause hair frizz
Coco Amido Propyl Betainesurfactant, emulsifier, and thickeningeye pain, redness, itching, and irritation
Disodium EDTAChelating agentallergic reaction
Capric Or Caplyric Triglyceridehelps to smooth the scalpthey are normally harmless in modest doses, they can still produce an allergic reaction in some people
Sodium ChlorideViscosity booster
thickening agent
increase dryness in the scalp
Citric Acid Helps to maintain pHin rare situations, cause allergies
Lysine HydrochlorideHelp to maintain softness and shininess in skinIrritation in skin
Cocamide MEACosurfactant Skin irritation, allergic responses, and mild dermatitis
Potassium sorbate Preservative, antibacterial propertiessome people can have an allergy
GuarHydroxypropyltrimonium chlorideConditioning agent for dry hairIt is not a skin irritant or sensitizer and safe to use
Perfume Fragrancecause damage, irritation, or excessive dryness in hair
Hair ConditionerDimethiconolanti-foaming agent, Conditioning agent for dry hairIt forms a barrier on your skin and can trap germs, perspiration, and dead skin cells in your pores, promoting irritation and acne.
Cetearyl AlcoholEmulsifier/ helps to make a product thickersafe and nontoxic for use on the skin and hair
Cetrimonium ChlorideSmooth hair strands to reduce frizzallergies and immunotoxicity category.
Hydroxyethylcellulosegelling and thickeningMay cause inflammation in case of inhalation and skin irritation
Propylene Glycolhelp to soften the hair cause dehydration in hair
Disodium EdetateChelating agentallergic reaction
Hair oil Capric/Caprylic TriglycerideSmoothing agentthey are normally harmless in modest doses, they can still produce an allergic reaction in some people
Isopropyl Myristate soften and smooth hairYou should avoid it if you have naturally oily scalp or greasy hair.
Dimithoconolanti-foaming agent, Conditioning agent for dry hairIt forms a barrier on your skin and can trap germs, perspiration, and dead skin cells in your pores, promoting irritation and acne.
CyclopentasiloxaneDetangle your hair, prevent frizz, and reduce breakageThey are non-toxic and will not damage or destroy our hair
Skincare Products
FacewashCocoamidopropyl Betainefoaming and cleansing agenteye pain, redness, itching, and irritation
Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinatefoaming and cleansing agentnon-irritating and does not cause hair loss
Potassium sorbate Preservative, antibacterial properties some people can have an allergy
Disodium EDTAChelating agent allergic reaction
Citric acid Helps to maintain pH in rare situations, cause allergies
Salicylic acidreduced acne and keeping pores cleardryness, itching, and irritation
Cetyl Alcoholprotect against dry, rough, scaly, itchy skin, and mild skin irritationburning, stinging, redness, or irritation may occur.
Face Moisturizer1,3 Butylene glycolGood conditioning propertieslittle probabilities of allergic reaction although it is considered safe
Hydrogenated polyisobuteneWaterproofing agentSafe for use
Ammonium acrylolyldimethyl taurateemulsion stabilizerIt is safe for use even for sensitive skin
Polyglyceryl methacrylatekeep the skin hydrated little probabilities of allergic reaction although it is considered safe
Sodium hydroxidemaintain the product’s pHa little amount is safe but a large concentration can cause burns, hives, and pores in the skin
Hydroxyethyl Urea moisturizing propertiesThough it’s mostly harmless, sometimes it can induce skin irritation or an allergic reaction.
Sodium Hyaluronateincreasing moisture in the skinIt is quite safe for your skin, but if it irritates or reddens your skin, you should stop using it.
Sun protectionEthylhexyl methoxycinnamateUV absorberThere isn’t a lot of evidence that this compound is dangerous to humans.
Sodium Phenylbenzimidazol sulfonateUV absorberNo reports of side effects but some people feel allergy
CyclopentasiloxaneProtect moisture of the skin It is safe for all type of skin
Magnesium sulfatehelp for detoxification and reduce inflammation you may feel some allergic reaction
Magnesium stearate Absorbs oil small amounts are safe to use
Capric triglyceride Smoothing agent they are normally harmless in modest doses, they can still produce an allergic reaction in some people
PropylparabenpreservativeIt is safe when used minimum concentration
Face TonerSodium PCAprovides outstanding complexion benefitssafe for use in cosmetics
Sodium metabisulfiteantioxidant agent If we used maximum concentration some organs may be affected by sulfite exposure.
Disodium EDTAChelating agent allergic reaction
Lactic acidincreases cell turnover and reduces dullness by breaking down the proteins that bind our skin cells together.Lactic acid might make your skin more sensitive to sunburn.
Glycolic acidexfoliating ingredient mild skin irritation, hyperpigmentation or even severe burns
Potassium sorbate Preservative, antibacterial properties some people feel an allergic reaction
Body lotion/ Moisturizer Isopropyl myristategreat anti-caking agent and binderAlthough it is typically harmless, certain persons with skin issues may need to avoid using products that contain it.
steric acidemulsifying agent safe ingredient for any skin type
Triethanol amineBalance pH levelsafe for skin
Glyceryl stearateemollientsafe to use small concentration
Butyl methoxy benzoyl methanesun protection factor Causes skin rashes, allergic reactions and inflammation
Benzyl salicylateIt provides a mild, sweet flowery or musky fragrancesmall amounts are safe to use
propylparabenpreservativeLow concentration is safe as used in cosmetics
isopropyl titanium tristearate emulsifying agent no adverse sideeffect have been found
  • Methylparaben may cause cancerous skin damage.

FAQs/MCQs:

Is sulfate shampoos are safe to use?

If your hair is highly prone to frizz, you might avoid using sulfate shampoo because Sulfate causes irritants, inflammation, dryness in the skin but it is not a carcinogen.

Refrences

  1. https://www.drugs.com/mtm/edetate-disodium-edta.html
  2. https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/what-is-sodium-lauryl-sulfate
  3. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/citric-acid#bottom-line
  4. https://blog.allnutrientprofessional.com/what-is-cocamide-mea-dea
  5. https://www.healthline.com/health/cetearyl-alcohol
  6. https://procoal.co.uk/blogs/skin-school/sodium-phenylbenzimidazole-sulfonate
Chemical ingredients found in personal care products

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