No matter how much a product boasts about its “organic ingredients” or “doctor-approved formula,” it’s always a good idea to check the ingredients in your makeup remover yourself. Be on the lookout for these common ingredients and their harmful side effects.*
What’s in YOUR Makeup Remover?
Mineral Oil – Due to its ability to remove grease, Mineral Oil is often used in makeup removers. But, when Mineral Oil coats the skin it hinders the skin’s ability to breathe. It can lead to breakouts.*
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate – While Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is an excellent cleansing agent, it can also irritate the skin and eyes.*
Diazolidinyl Urea – This antimicrobial preservative is found in several cosmetic and skin care products. It can cause allergic reactions in some people. If someone is allergic to Diazolidinyl Urea, they will experience red, swollen, itchy skin where the product was used. Diazolidinyl Urea can also irritate the eyes if it is applied too closely.*
Other Potentially Harmful Ingredients Include
Benzalkonium Chloride – A common makeup remover ingredient that is PROHIBITED in Japan & Canada!
Cyclopentasiloxane – This is considered a mild carcinogen.
There’s a Better Alternative
With so many makeup removers on the market, with labels you just about need a scientist to interpret for you, the Makeup Eraser is your gentler and safer alternative! This reusable cloth takes off makeup with just water. It doesn’t get much simpler than that!
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*I referenced Essilorusa’s helpful article for this post. Be sure to do your own research to make your own cosmetics use decisions.