7 Beauty Ingredients That Are Illegal…Just Not in the US
If you think European beauty products are better, you might be right -- or at least the ingredients in cosmetics might be better for you. Read on to find out why
You're probably familiar with formaldehyde in certain hair straightening products -- it was big news in 2012 when the FDA stepped in and asked certain companies to take it out of their formulations. "Because of the Brazilian Blowout controversy, most brands now offer safer options," says Robinson. "Given this change, I feel consumers and stylists will be a lot safer."
While the hair care industry may be moving in the right direction, there are dozens of other products that contain formaldehyde, and nail polish is one of the worst offenders. Opt for "three free" polish brands like Butter London, SpaRitual, and Zoya, which do not contain formaldehyde.
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