It’s heartening to see that more and more people are realizing the grave effects of harmful ingredients present in the cosmetics. In this regard one cannot but praise the yeomen services rendered by a few agencies in appraising the public about the ill effects of the ingredients present in the cosmetics.
In this scenario, one has to exercise utmost caution in choosing any beauty aids. And facial cleanser cream is not an exception. In no uncertain terms the US environmental protection agency declared that Dioxane, a petroleum derived contaminant as a probable human carcinogen. It was also enlisted as the suspected cancer causing chemicals. In a campaign for safe cosmetics, the ill effects of Dioxane were highlighted to save the cosmetic consumers from toxic chemicals. It was also aimed at the manufacturers to stay accountable for their products. It’s highly essential to see how the manufacturers are using some loopholes in the law. Because Dioxane is a contaminant produced during manufacturing, FDA doesn’t insist on enlisting it as an ingredient in the product labels. This loophole opened the flood gates for the cosmetic manufacturers to add Dioxane indiscriminately in their products.
The presence of Dioxane more than the acceptable levels has spread to several personal care products ranging from baby cosmetics to all the beauty preducts for adults.
Coming to the present topic, we ‘ll examine the presence of Dioxane in facial cleanser creams. According to a recent study, it was found that the facial creams tested were found to have the Dioxane in more than the accepted levels. Several manufacturing companies were sued on this count and were ordered to include the line in their product labels about the presence of harmful ingredients like Dioxane or pay a fine. But the warnings and cases didn’t work. The products were not withdrawn. The labels of the products didn’t indicate the presence of Dioxane.
In such an environment, we the consumers should take care of ourselves without waiting for the legislations or messiahs.
We should ensure the presence of natural ingredients with antibacterial. and biodegradable qualities. Of course they should not cause any side effects. fortunately there are natural products that answer to the above criteria like Manuka honey and tea tree oil to name a few are available around us.
Deep cleansing masks whose ingredients are natural clay are recommended to pull out the dirt from the pores and to absorb the excessive oils gently. They help in preventing the age marks .They help reduce the dryness on the face and neck. These masks unlike other masks do not dry and form hard shell which is difficult to remove. Facial cleanser creams with clay extracts, macadamia oil, Manuka honey and functional Keratin are universally approved as safe products.
A good and reputed manufacturer of cosmetic products will make the consumer aware about the presence of all the above “Good “ ingredients in their products. One should make it a point to check the authenticity of the manufacturer. Standard and approved manufacturers are the best bet for a safe self care product be it a mask or a facial cleansing cream.