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Cosmetics can be injurious to Health

Chemistry or chemicals are a part of our daily lives, we use chemical on a regular basis to help enhance ourselves like Cosmetics. Women of all ages use cosmetics in one way or another to help them look flawless. “According to our survey of 2300 people, on average, respondents use nine products daily. These contain 126 unique ingredients. One man in 100 and fully 25 percent of women surveyed apply 15 or more products each day.” (ewg.org)
But the price they pay for that flawless look is beyond imaginable; research indicated, personal care products contains 10,500 unique chemical ingredients and some of them can be carcinogens, affect female reproductive system because of disruption in the endocrine system (ewg.org). Almost all cosmetic products have chemicals in them and those chemicals can be very harmful for the human body.
Today, we are going to focus on one of the cosmetic product Mascara; we are going to be looking at the harmful chemicals mascara contains and their short-term and long term effects on the human body.
In the ancients day’s men and women used paint to bring out their eyes. The eye paint primarily contained copper-based green ore called malachite that was mined from nearby quarries (Castro, 2006). But now a days people use Mascara which contains iron oxides, carbon black, ultramarine blue, pigments, beeswax, carnauba wax and paraffin wax, water, color additive, thickening polymers like ceresin, gum tragacanth, methyl cellulose, linseed oil, castor oil, eucalyptus oil, lanolin oil, sesame oil, turpentine oil (Anne, 2015). If we compare the products from the old times to now we can see there many modifications new chemicals are added and even the application of the makeup is far more advanced. None the less it is a lot more harmful from what they used in the past.
Some of the most dangerous ingredients are…...

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