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Mineral Oil Makeup Remover and Why You Should Avoid It

Mineral Oil Makeup Remover

If Canada says NO! and Europe says NO WAY to many of these ingredients, then WHY does the USA still allow them in your Makeup Removers and other cosmetics?

Take the time to read what’s in YOUR makeup remover.

Better yet- simply use the Makeup Eraser and don’t worry about reading science book long words! 

Order your Makeup Eraser online here.

Here’s an excerpt from a helpful article. Use it to refer to when reviewing the ingredients in your Makeup Removers, Skin Cleansers and Moisturizers:

10. Mineral Oil (Most harmful when poorly refined)

In many other care products such as baby oil, body lotions, soap and makeup. Mineral oil is a petroleum by-product which clogs the pores and interferes with the skin’s ability to eliminate toxins, promoting acne and other disorders. Slows down skin function and cell development, resulting in premature aging. May be contaminated with PAHs (carcinogens).

Why Used?

Mineral oil is a petroleum by-product used for thousands of years as a sealing and building material. More recently its used as a component of engine oils, pesticides, facial creams, hair products and even baby oil. It serves as a preserving agent and assists in retaining moisture.

Aside from moisturizing skin creams and lotions, it is also used on skin supplements, foundations, and makeups that are intended for use on dry skin. It is very cheap and therefore very popular among personal care companies.

Its solvent properties are honed when it is used on cleansers and other liquid formula that are intended to use in removing oil-based makeup and in removing the accumulated dust and dirt on oily skin types. On beauty treatments, it is an agent that enables the skin to absorb UV rays without drying the skin.

Health Hazards

Mineral oil may be contaminated with PAHs, which are associated with cancer. If mineral oil is absorbed into the skin because of habitual use, it may affect the functioning of the liver. The liver has to work very hard to break down mineral oil and may not be able to break down toxins efficiently. This can lead to poorer health and weakened immune system.

When mineral oil is applied to the skin it often prevents skin from breathing. Sweat, oil and toxins are therefore not released from the skin and oxygen is prevented from entering the skin. Mineral oil can clog the pores of the skin leading to acne and other skin problems. It can prevent skin cells from developing normally and when used regularly mineral oil may cause skin to age prematurely.

Click on this link and learn about the other chemicals to avoid in cosmetics and personal care products including coal tar dye aka P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE, cyclotetrasiloxane, Sodium laureth sulfate, DEA (diethanolamine), PEGs (polyethylene glycols), Heavy Metals including Lead and Arsenic, Talc, DIAZOLIDINYL UREA, IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA, BHT, BHA, Dibutyl phthalate or DBP.

Note: As always, make your own informed decisions when purchasing cosmetics including makeup removers.

Harmful Ingredients in Cosmetics

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