Our skin is like a sponge that can absorb hundreds of chemicals. FDA and the Cosmetic companies do not agree but, yes they are telling a half-truth. At a mild dose, most of the beauty skin care are safe but not on higher ones. But invariably men and women tend to use many chemicals per day at varying dosages.
The chemical Phthalates, which are often found in artificial fragrances, are a class of hormone disruptor. This can be linked to birth defects, sperm damage, infertility, and the feminization of baby boys. FDA has tested roughly 10 per cent of all the cosmetics and skincare ingredients. But again the test based on long term usage criteria is not done diligently.
Not that a dab here or a spray there would be fatal. Typically we are on a precautionary principle means prefer to err on the side of safety until we know.
You can be bit eco-friendly and can opt for recyclable packaging and say no to toxic packaging. The plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is non-biodegradable.
PVC poses great environmental and health hazards as it is releasing hydrochloric acid and cancer-causing dioxins. And other persistent pollutant released into the air, water, and land during its production. If you can settle for organic beauty product nothing likes it. As far as possible avoid petrochemical products entirely. Most petrochemical products have carcinogenic compounds.