The French consumer organization UFC Que Choisir has published an extensive list of up to 185 cosmetics, which can be hazardous to your health. A lot of them are also available in our country!
Lotions, shampoos, deodorants, toothpastes, mouthwashes and perfumes of known and respected brands, but their composition gives much food for thought. The organization warns that the long-term use of these products can lead to irritation, allergies and endocrine disorders, among other things.
It’s hard to believe, but as many as 100 products from this list contain dangerous substances which alter endocrine hormones! Over 50 of them contain the chemical filter Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate in their ingredients, which easily penetrates the skin and acts like a hormone. Despite many warnings from specialists, including toxicologists, manufacturers still did not eliminate them from products’ ingredients. Every now and then we think that there is nothing to fear, because everything is under control and regulations, but are you sure? Every year the number of serious irritations, allergies, and skin cancers grow. Contributing to this is also the poor quality cosmetics, the composition of which will make you shiver.
In the black list we can find very popular toothpastes like Colgate, Elmex or Signal, creams and antiperspirants like Dove, Nivea creams, L’Oréal, Garnier, Head & Shoulders shampoos, and antiperspirants like Adidas and Axe.
On the following pages you’ll see which products available in stores are considered potentially dangerous by UFC Que Choisir.