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Point out the beneficial and harmful substances in skin care cosmetics

Most skin care cosmetics have the same purpose of providing necessary nutrients, helping the skin to be full of vitality or recovering from damage, improving the skin's youthfulness.

However, to preserve cosmetics for a long time, manufacturers also use preservative chemicals that can be harmful to skin and health. Therefore, before using, you should carefully refer to the ingredients in cosmetics to avoid using substances that are harmful to you.

The basic ingredients in cosmetics are good for the skin

Vitamin E: A familiar ingredient in skin care products. Vitamin E plays an important role in slowing down the aging process of the skin, also helps the skin not to be dry, maintains skin moisture, reduces wrinkles.

Coenzyme Q10 (coQ10): Has a strong antioxidant capacity, making an important contribution to supporting the body in fighting free radicals; It has a synergistic effect with other antioxidants such as: beta carotene, vitamin E, vitamin C, for optimal effects. In cosmetics, CoQ10 has a direct effect to help prevent and reduce wrinkles on the skin effectively.

Before using cosmetics, you should carefully check the ingredients in the product.

Collagen: It is a type of protein, accounting for about 25% of the total protein of the body. Collagen in the skin is the factor that makes the skin elastic and elastic. In today's skin care cosmetics, there is always the presence of collagen. Collagen erases wrinkles, prevents the formation of new wrinkles, restores skin's elasticity, enhances cell rejuvenation, increases water retention for the skin...

Bearberry: Significantly effective in changing the whiteness of the skin, can treat freckles, melasma, whiter skin... More and more skin care products use bearberry, so when choosing a moisturizer white, you should look for this ingredient.

Concentrated active ingredients from aloe vera (aloe vera - aloe vera): Used to restore damaged skin cells, help tiny blood vessels under the skin circulate better, regenerate youthful skin premature aging. Moreover, the concentrated active ingredient from aloe vera also nourishes healthy skin, heals burns and scars after acne, softens and regenerates calloused, lumpy, cracked, itchy sores...

Retinoids: The retinoids work to treat acne-prone skin, anti-aging skin, stimulate collagen production in the skin. People with skin wrinkles, can also use retinoids as a preventative measure to keep their skin young and healthy in the long run.

Stay away from harmful substances

Hydroquinone: Present in cosmetics under the names: mercury, calomel, mercurio, mercurio chloride... Hydroquinone is the active ingredient commonly found in skin whitening products. The abuse of hydroquinone whitening agent not only destroys skin cells, but also directly interferes with energy metabolism and adversely affects organs in the body.

Parabens: Often "presented" in makeup products, moisturizers, shaving gels... under names such as: methylparaben, propylparaben, ethylparaben, butylparaben. Parabens are antibacterial and antifungal agents, used as preservatives to prevent bacterial contamination and limit the breakdown of active ingredients. Too much tolerance of parabens in the body will cause hormonal disturbances, affect the skin's metabolism, and stimulate tumor growth.

Mineral oil: Also known as liquid paraffin, liquid petroleum, white oil, gasoline is distilled from crude oil. This oil is found in many facial and body care products such as massage oil, makeup remover oil, baby oil, vaseline... Mineral oil forms a thin waterproof layer on the skin, clogs pores, causing skin problems. The skin has a reduced ability to excrete.

Polyethylene (PEGs): This is a group of substances that help the skin retain moisture and quickly penetrate the nutrients in cosmetics. Currently, however, PEGs are being synthesized by a chemical reaction, which also produces many toxic substances, such as ethylene oxides, polycyclic aromatic compounds, and heavy metals including lead, iron, cobalt, and nickel. , cadmium, arsenic (arsenic) ... These are toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin, make the skin oily, damaged ... gradually become a premise for cancer.

Phenoxyethanol: This preservative is present in both natural and organic cosmetics (no chemicals are used). In Europe, this substance is considered a skin irritant. Pure phenoxyethanol can cause diseases of the nervous system or reproductive organs.

Mineral Oil/ Mineral Oil: Present in cosmetics under the names: Petrolatum, paraffinum liquidum, paraffin oil, cera microcristallina... Mineral oil is mineral oil, formed from crude kerosene (when kerosene is heated to 210°C). then remove some components will get mineral oil). This substance has a softening effect on the skin and is often found in moisturizing products, foundations, makeup removers, lip balms... However, regular use of mineral oil will prevent the excretion of the skin, causing clogged pores, acne...

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