The Big List of Things That Suck - No.32 - FORMALDEHYDE
Formaldehyde has been linked to immune-system toxicity, respiratory irritation and cancer; it can be produced from the breakdown of diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea and quaternium compounds.
And speaking of formaldehyde, many common chemical preservatives release the stuff over time, so also avoid the words QUATERNIUM-15, DMDM HYDANTOIN, IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA and DIAZOLIDINYL UREA on your labels—all roads lead to the ‘hyde.
Where to find it: Eyelash adhesive, nail polish and hair dyes.
Suck less: Try a pre-mascara lash conditioner from one of the best-selling eco-beauty brands: They look like white mascara and slick on without clumping, building lash thickness and length at the ends. Cover the white with your mascara color of choice for super-thick lashes without falsies.
Watch for the future posts on Nail Polish, Mascara, and Hair Dye for more info.
PREGNANT LADIES - YOU MIGHT NOT WANT TO PAINT YOUR NAILS WHILE PREGNANT, OR GO TO THE SALON. THESE PRODUCTS CAN CAUSE EXTREME BIRTH DEFECTS AND LEARNING DISABILITIES.