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A quick look at the ingredients in a well known brand of eye shadow
I was just surfing the net for eye shadow and found one that’s a lovely colour and promised to stay on my eyelids for 24 whole hours! Scrolling down a little I found the ingredient list.
Why does it need SO MUCH STUFF?
Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Ceresin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Caprylyl Methicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica Dimethyl Silylate [Nano] / Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Alumina, Cyclomethicone, Propylene Carbonate, Candelilla Cera / Candelilla Wax, Caprylyl Glycol, Magnesium Silicate, C30-
So there are at least 24 ingredients in this little pot, all those colours are for their range -
Looking at a few ingredients individually …..
Caprylyl Methicone -
Synthetic Fluorphlogopite is a fluorine substituted mineral, produced at very high temperatures and is composed of magnesium aluminium silicate sheets. It is molecularly large so there’s minimal absorption into the skin but no studies of the possible carcinogenic properties of this compound currently exist.
Propylene Carbonate -
Polyethylene Terephthalate -
Acrylates Copolymer -
It’s not looking so nice now. You must bare in mind that an “Expert” has stated what percentage of these toxins are “Safe” for humans -
I think I can live without this eyeshadow, maybe I’ll look for something more natural, maybe you should too …. Because you’re worth it? (Sorry, it had to be said ).
|On the curing rack|