Three Ingredients to Avoid in Your Skincare Products

Three Ingredients to Avoid in Your Skincare Products

24th May 2019

You rely on your skincare routine to bring beauty and life to your skin. But did you know that some skincare products can actually cause more damage than good? Unfortunately, not all products are created equal when it comes to the ingredients that are in our skincare products and the effects they can have on our skin. Because of this, it’s essential to pay attention to what’s in the products you’re buying and the impact they can have on your skin. On this month’s blog, TriDerma® is rounding up the top three ingredients to avoid in your skincare products.


Parabens are not only found in canned and packaged foods, but also in cosmetic and skincare products. Parabens are preservatives that prevent bacteria growth and prolong the shelf life of a product. Ingredients such as methylparabens, propylparabens, butylparabens, and ethylparabens are often used in cosmetic products to postpone their expiration date. So, why should we avoid them? Parabens are believed to disrupt hormone function by mimicking estrogen. Excess levels of estrogen in the body can trigger tumor growth and reproductive issues.

Synthetic Colors

Artificial colors and dyes can be found in a variety of makeup products, soaps and face creams, but did you know that many synthetic colors are derived from coal tar and may contain heavy metal salts that can deposit toxicity onto your skin? As if that’s not bad enough, artificial colors and dyes can also block pores which increases the risk for acne.

Mineral Oil

Mineral oil is made from petroleum which can damage the skin barrier and cause water loss, making your skin look dehydrated. It can also clog pores and suffocate the skin. Additionally, when applied to the face, mineral oil remains on the surface acting as a reflector of the sun which can lead to enhanced sun damage and discoloration.

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