The Chemicals in Your Cosmetics (Infographic)

It seems as though if a product is intended to go on your face or body, it deserves to be regulated by the FDA, right? After all, they regulate drugs, food, vaccines and even electronics. Instead, the Cosmetics Ingredient Review Committee, which is funded by the cosmetics industry, regulates the ingredients used in the products that many of us rely on daily. There are ways to watch out for the harmful chemicals that are often present and solutions for detoxing your cosmetics, but the key is to stay educated on what is going on behind the list of components.

This infographic gives a good overview about why it’s such a big deal that the cosmetics industry isn’t more highly regulated and highlights the effects of just some of the chemicals present.
Cosmetics Chemicals


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Christine J.
Christine J1 years ago

Pretty scary stuff. It's easy to only think about makeup, but when you start thinking about shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, etc, it's hard to escape these products.

Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Christine Ko
.2 years ago

Thank for this interesting yet terrifying info :)

Barb Hansen
Ba H2 years ago

gross! i also use tarte products, but i'm not so sure they're all that much better really

Neill Abayon
Neill Abayon2 years ago

Thank you for sharing. (y) ;)

Panchali Yapa
Panchali Yapa2 years ago

Thank you

M.N. J.
M.N. J2 years ago

"89% of U.S. cosmetics ingredients have not been tested *publicly* for safety"

(Not "publically." What they're doing down at the publical is anyone's guess.)

Spellcheck is your friend!

Muff-Anne York-Haley
Muff-Anne Y2 years ago

I use Tarte and it's free from garbage and not tested on animals!

Valerie A.
Valerie A2 years ago


Christine P.
Christine P2 years ago

Use vegetable oils, floral waters, and other natural products your skin will thank you as animals.

Thank you for sharing.