Harmful Ingredient Check List: What’s In Your Makeup Remover?

Harmful Ingredients in Makeup Removers

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.

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2 thoughts on “Harmful Ingredient Check List: What’s In Your Makeup Remover?

  1. This article is exactly why I use Albolene! I can trust the ingredients. Its also paraben free, preservative free, and fragrance free. My skin gets easily irritated so I’ve always had to carefully choose the products I put on my face. Albolene is kinda an emollient cream but its more so a moisturizing cleanser. I love it

  2. I totally agree Alessandra! Albolene is my favorite for that exact reason. It’s not harsh on my skin yet removes all of my waterproof makeup at the end of the day. I’ve been using it for about a year now and I’ve noticed a crazy difference in how my skin looks.

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