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How Safe Are Your Cosmetics?

Could your cosmetics be harming your eyes?

While many cosmetic ingredients have been researched as safe, there are significant concerns related to others, which act as allergens, carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, immunosuppressants, irritants, mutagens, toxins and/or tumor promoters, and may damage the ocular surface and adnexa.

The US FDA has estimated that 12,500 chemicals are used in cosmetics, but fewer than 20% of these compounds have been reviewed for safety by scientists in the Cosmetic Ingredient Review. Eleven of these ingredients have been banned in the USA, whereas more than 1300 of these chemicals are restricted or banned in the European Union.

Refer to Table 2 of this report for the full list of harmful ingredients which you can check against your family’s cosmetics.

We don’t share this information to alarm you, but to keep you and your family safe.

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