When it comes to makeup, it may be a case of choosing your poison carefully. If your lifestyle is relatively toxin-free, the use of well-chosen makeup may not add much to your total toxic load.
Cosmetics can contain frank carcinogens - which are inherently carcinogenic - or hidden carcinogens - which become carcinogenic under certain circumstances, such as when mixed, or
Every time you make up, you lather your face with a deadly cocktail of carcinogens, preservatives, mutagens, allergens, toxic heavy metals and other poisons that slip through the loose regulatory net.
Most cosmetic colours are considered capable of causing cancer - such as D&C reds 2, 3, 4, 10, 17 and 23; and FD&C red 10 and blue 4 - and are banned from US and European cosmetics,
Makeup is an entirely unnatural phenomenon and no makeup product can claim to be 100-per-cent safe. Even those that don’t have carcinogens may use ingredients that can cause allergic reactions, irritation or photosensitivity.