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Ten terms every Green Beauty Lover must be Aware of

Ten terms every Green Beauty Lover must be Aware of

Ten terms every Green Beauty Lover must be Aware of. While purchasing your beauty products make sure the ingredients are free of the following –

SLESSodium Laureth Sulphate is an inexpensive foaming agent used widely in soaps and shampoo. While it is known to be an irritant, there are also speculations that it could be a carcinogen.

Paraben– is one of the most commonly used preservatives in beauty products as well as pharmaceutical products. Although there have been no direct links between paraben and cancer, various researches claim to have proven paraben as a common carcinogen.

Artificial Colours – known to be a common irritant, they have been under the scanner for quite some time. There have been claims of it being an irritant, carcinogen and contributor to ADHD.

Petrochemicals – these are chemical by-products of petroleum and speculated of being carcinogenic, allergenic and toxic for the nervous and respiratory system. Mineral oil and paraffin are good examples.

Synthetic Fragrances – Most of them are derived from petrochemicals and considered to be potentially hazardous. Speculative of causing allergies, congenital disabilities and even cancer, they have also been linked to common endocrine disorders.

Fillers – they are ingredients used as lubricants to give texture.

Phthalates are chemicals used to improve the flexibility of plastics. Common concerns may be allergies, endocrine disruptions and even breast cancer.

Emulsifiers – emulsifiers are used to hold substances that do not remain intact in natural conditions. The problem with emulsifiers is that they penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin and hinder the natural balance.

Stabilisers – stabilisers are gums that work with emulsifiers to maintain the texture and create texture in water-based products that would otherwise be runny.

GMO – Genetically modified organism generally means any organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering technique. For instance, if you come across vegetables and fruits that last much longer than they are supposed to, they have likely been genetically modified. The problem is these materials can sometimes find their way into our bloodstream, causing health hazards.

Besides, these ten terms every Green Beauty Lover must be Aware of; there are a few other things you need to remember. Make sure the products are Cruelty-freeeco friendly and involve fair trade*  for we want a better and safer planet not just for ourselves but also for animals.

Fair Trade – trade between companies in which fair prices are paid to the producers.

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Ten terms every Green Beauty Lover must be Aware of
Ten terms every Green Beauty Lover must be Aware of

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Alisha Kaisar

Alisha Kaisar

I’m a blogger, designer & co-founder of the Creative Studio – By Designory. Born and bred in Guwahati, I moved to the city of Dreams- Mumbai in 2013. I left academics for my love for design and refused to join the ‘9 to 5’ cubicle work culture. Eventually, after a lot of daydreaming, bouts of self- doubt and perseverance launched my profitable Creative Studio in Mumbai.




  • Patricia & Miguel

    Having a conscious approach on your choices is just one the best ways to ensure that we give back to the planet what it has been giving to us its all life!
    Thanks for such an insightful post girl 🙂

    Love & Light ☽

    • alisha

      Thank you. I love your website. 🙂

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