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Harmful Beauty Supplies

Most women use a number of beauty and hygiene supplies on an everyday basis. There are all sorts of shower supplies, hair supplies, make-up, anti-aging lotions and other cosmetic essentials on the market today. But while these products can help women to feel better about themselves and promote good hygiene, some of these supplies have very harmful ingredients.

Some carcinogenic chemicals that are commonly found in beauty supplies include:

  • Phthalates
  • Acrylamide
  • Formaldehyde
  • Ethylene oxide

It may seem that these products are safe because they are not ingested, but this is far from true. In fact, up to 70% of topically applied products are partially absorbed into the body, eventually making their way into the blood stream. Another frightening aspect of beauty supplies is that the majority of them have not undergone any sort of controlled government testing prior to being released on the market. In fact, of the roughly 10,000 chemicals in beauty products, the vast majority have not undergone safety testing.

Other Potentially Harmful Ingredients

A number of these products also contain ingredients such as mineral oil, petroleum jelly and crude oil derivatives which no one would ever dream of slathering on their face. These products are used to lock moisture into the skin, but they can result in inadequate oxygen intake for the skin.

Any product should be carefully checked for harmful ingredients before being purchased.

Contact a Rhinelander Product Liability Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured by a dangerous cosmetic product, contact the Rhinelander personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, S.C at 800-242-2874 to discuss your legal options.