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Ingredients to Check before Buying a New Make-Up

Ingredients to Check before Buying a New Make-Up

Even if makeup is now hardly a daily necessity, you still need to make sure that it won’t be harming your skin when you find the need to wear one.  



When buying a cosmetic product, make it a habit to look at the ingredients at the back. Check for possible irritants, especially if you have sensitive skin.


These are added in some products to make the consistency more even or easier to spread. You are able to blend your makeup better and keep it on longer.

However, if you have a long list of allergies, you might want to watch out for their presence. 


As the name implies, they are the reason why you can keep your pre-pandemic make-up and still be able to use them now. They slow down the growth of microbes so that you can keep and use them longer. 

Just like surfactants, they’re not all bad. But it’s important that you do your research to check if one of the preservatives can harm your skin.

FDA- Restricted 

Here are some ingredients that are NOT supposed to be present in your make-up:

  • bithionol
  • chlorofluorocarbon propellants
  • chloroform
  • halogenated salicylanilides, di-, tri-, metabromsalan, and tetrachlorosalicylanilide
  • methylene chloride
  • vinyl chloride
  • zirconium-containing complexes
  • prohibited cattle materials                                      


An introduction to cosmetic technology. (n.d.). AOCS. Retrieved August 17, 2021, from https://www.aocs.org/stay-informed/inform-magazine/featured-articles/an-introduction-to-cosmetic-technology-april-2015?SSO=Truethe Healthline Editorial Team. (2018, June 16). Healthy Cosmetics. Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care-cosmetics#prohibited-ingredients

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About the Author: Dr. Elli Reyes is a specialist of Aesthetic Medicine from the Philippines. With over four years of specialized training, her aesthetic practice has involved a variety of skin treatments involving Botox, fillers, and the like. As a licensed physician, she has been engaged by multiple clinics and is regularly interviewed by the local media as an expert in the science of the skin. Her research and writings to date have centered on nutrition, functional health, and general beauty.

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