The following are chemicals that are often found in cosmetics:
Triclosan is widely used in soap products, deodorants, toothpaste, etc., which are easily absorbed by the skin and are known to be toxic or carcinogenic in nature. Research shows that antibacterial can interfere with the function of testosterone in cells and can damage some good bacteria thereby increasing susceptibility to certain infections.
Diethanolamine (DEA) is a poison used with DEA coccamide and DEA lauramide as emulsifiers and makers of foams in many personal care products such as skin moisturizing shaving lotions and baby soaps. It is carcinogenic in nature and acts as a destroyer of hormones and vitamins in the body.
Formaldehyde is one of the other dangerous chemicals commonly used in baby bath soaps, nail polishes, eyelashes and hair dye adhesives. If continued use can lead to various health problems such as poisoning of the immune system, respiratory irritation and even cancer.
Mercury is found in beauty products whose function is to whiten coolies. Many are also found in products such as mascara. The use of this material can cause skin irritation, nerve damage etc.