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A plethora of beauty brands are launching and the one question that is often unaddressed is how one understands labels on the packaging.

Labels on beauty products should be read carefully to ensure that the product contains desired ingredients, benefits, and application instructions. It is important to look for labels that indicate if a product is cruelty-free, vegan, natural, organic, hypoallergenic, free of synthetic fragrances or parabens, and free of any other potentially harmful ingredients.

Avoid these ingredients while buying a beauty product

Parabens: These are preservatives used in products like lotions and shampoos, but they have been linked to potential hormone disruption.
Phthalates: These are chemicals found in fragrances, nail polish, moisturizers, and other products. They have been associated with reproductive and developmental problems.
Formaldehyde: Found in a variety of beauty products, it can be an irritant and is believed to be a carcinogen.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS): Found in shampoos, bubble baths, and toothpaste, this is a harsh detergent and can cause skin irritation.
Fragrance: Found in a wide variety of products, this ingredient can be composed of many different chemicals that are not disclosed. It can be linked to skin irritation, allergies, and other health problems.
Lead: This heavy metal is often found in lipsticks and other makeup products. It is a known neurotoxin and can cause serious health issues if ingested.

Read the full story that first appeared in Deccan Chronicle dated Feb 13, 2023 here:

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