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Do you know how many ingredients we use on average on our skin? 160! Make sure what you wear is safe for your skin and you .

We reveal chemical substances that you should avoid in your cosmetic products to keep your skin healthy.

Always read the labels carefully and, above all, for your safety, opt for truly natural products , like the ones we offer at OHMYKOKO , the leading activist brand for your skin .

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It is found in a wide variety of chemical products for facial skin care, especially in moisturizing creams because it is softening and hydrating , and is also very cheap.

Produces a false sensation of hydration : it covers the skin of the face with a greasy film that clogs the pores, preventing proper perspiration and elimination of toxins .

Thus, far from hydrating the skin, what it achieves is dehydrating it and altering its natural balance. In addition, it slows down the cellular rhythm of the skin, accelerating premature aging and even causing certain dermatitis .

According to studies, one in fourteen products includes this ingredient!

You can find it as Vaseline, paraffin or mineral oil.

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Like mineral oil, it provides a false softening effect that clogs the pores, preventing the skin from sweating. This causes the appearance of pimples and blackheads whether on normal skin or combination, oily or dry skin, to name a few side effects.

You will recognize them in the list of ingredients ending in: methicone, -siloxane, -methiconol, -siloxy silicate (cyclomethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, dimethiconol, cetyl dimethicone, amodimethicone...).


Chemical compounds present in many skin care products, named for their adverse effects.

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals capable of interfering with the human hormonal system and damaging the immune and reproductive systems .

Some of the best known are phthalates, parabens, triclosan, aluminum compounds and BPA (bisphenol A).

Cyclomethicone and ingredients ending in -siloxane are endocrine disruptors , meaning they can harm the immune and reproductive systems.

They are synthetic chemical compounds from non-renewable and non-biodegradable sources. Its bioaccumulative capacity is known in aquatic beings.

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They are preservatives used to prevent bacteria and fungi and thus extend the life of cosmetics.

As we have seen above, they are classified as hormonal disruptors or cosmetic endocrine disruptors and may favor certain cancers such as breast cancer.

They are present in more than 90% of skin products!

You can find them as bencylparaben, butylparaben, ethilparaben, isobutylparaben, isopropylparaben, methylparaben, propylparaben)

Switch to natural cosmetics and take advantage of the benefits of natural ingredients and active ingredients, which not only nourish and protect the skin, but also offer an essential protection factor to maintain its health and vitality.
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They produce a lot of foam and have a high detergent power , which is why they are widely used in cleaning products.

Sulfates are aggressive surfactants that cause an increase in cases of sensitive skin. In addition to removing dirt, they remove natural oils from the skin, which could lead to increased sebum production as a response from the sebaceous glands to compensate for dryness.

On the other hand, they compromise the skin's barrier, essential to maintain its hydration and protect it from external factors. It is a cause of increased cases of sensitive skin.

It is an agent with potential skin irritant and drying agent.

You can find it as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Natriumlaurylsulfat, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.

Sulfates are harsh cleansing agents that can strip the skin of its natural oil, which can cause dryness, irritation, and sensitivity. This can compromise the skin barrier, which is important to maintain hydration and protect the skin from external aggressions.

Opt for gentle, sulfate-free cleansers to help keep the skin barrier intact and reduce skin sensitivity.
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You will find it as phenoxyethanol. It is a very common preservative because it is an economical alternative to parabens. It is very common to see "paraben-free" products on their labeling.

Relates to eczema , reactions severe allergies , acute involvement of the Central Nervous System in children and endocrine dysfunctions .

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They are non-toxic emulsifiers in themselves , but they cause the elimination of natural oils from the skin, affecting your immune system and making it more vulnerable to the harmful effect of external agents.

They make the skin more receptive to other substances , including toxic ones . For this reason there can only be five PEGs in the same formula .

You can find it as sodium laureth sulfate, PEG, and ceteareth.

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It is used as a bactericide and preservative . It is recognized as a potential carcinogen and skin sensitizer . Its use is prohibited in Japan and Sweden and restricted in the European Union .

Many cosmetics do not use formaldehyde as such, but the controversy is there, since they use other ingredients that release it in quantities that can be harmful . One of these ingredients is Quaternium 15, used in baby shampoos and soaps and liquid soaps.

Some chemical ingredients have cumulative effect on the body. Opting for natural and toxin-free cosmetic products is protecting your health.
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It is used to lighten the skin. It is limited in skin care because it is highly toxic. It increases the skin's vulnerability to sun exposure as it reduces melanin.

It should be used under the supervision of a dermatologist.

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It is antibacterial. The problem is that this activity does not occur selectively, it destroys both bad and good bacteria, destroying the most important natural defense.

Its use is related to bacterial resistance, a serious health issue.

Epidemiological studies relate it to asthma, allergies and photosensitization , altered thyroid function, decreased fertility, low-weight newborns and decreased immune system function.

You will find it on the label as: Triclosan, Trichloro-2-hydroxydiphenyl ether, Irgasan Ch 3635, 5-Chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy) phenol, Irgasan DP 300, CH-3565, Lexol 300, CH 3635, Ster -Zac, Chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)phenol, Trichloro-2'-hydroxydiphenyl ether, Cloxifenolum.

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Used for their ability to increase the flexibility of plastics . Present in enamels to achieve more hardness and flexibility.

In cosmetics, its use is justified to achieve greater durability in the essences.

The European Union has already banned the use of some phthalates because they are classified as endocrine disruptors.

You will find them as: DEP diethyl phthalate), DMP (dimethyl phthalate) and DBP (dibutyl phthalate).

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It is a sunscreen widely used in sunscreens and cosmetics for any skin type that include sunscreen in their formula.

It is also used to protect the product from sunlight damage.

There are studies that show its negative impact on the endocrine system : it has antiandrogenic, proestrogenic and antiestrogenic properties and increases cancer.

The skin can absorb between 1% and 2% .

It also has a negative impact on the health of the planet: it has been detected in waters around the world . And the most worrying thing is that the existing water purification systems cannot eliminate it . In fact, Hawaii has restricted its use because it is the main cause of coral degradation.

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