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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 .

Next, we reveal chemical substances that you should avoid in your cosmetic products . Always read the labels carefully and, above all, for your safety , opt for truly natural products, like the ones we offer you at OHMYKOKO , the leading activist brand for your skin .

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It is one of the most used ingredients and is found in a wide variety of products , especially in moisturizing creams because it is softening and hydrating , and also very cheap.

Produces a false sensation of hydration , since it actually covers the skin 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 aging and even causing certain dermatitis .

According to a study by EWG (Environmental Working Group - American NGO that studies the level of toxic substances at all levels, for consumer protection), one in fourteen products includes this ingredient!

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

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They act as in the previous case, providing a false softening effect that clogs the pores, preventing the skin from perspiring. This mechanism of action will cause the appearance of pimples and blackheads , to name a few drawbacks.

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 cosmetics, which can interfere with the human hormonal system.

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 the presence of bacteria and fungi and thus extend the life of cosmetics.

There is scientific evidence about its ability to alter the endocrine system, potentially favoring certain cancers such as breast cancer. That is why they are called hormone disruptors or cosmetic endocrine disruptors.

Even so, these substances are present in more than 90% of skin products!

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

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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.

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.

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You will find it as phenoxyethanol. It is widely used as a preservative as 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 participate in the elimination of natural oils from the skin, affecting your immune system and making it more vulnerable to the harmful effects of external agents.

Its presence in the skin makes it 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.

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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.

It has been observed that between 1% and 2% can be absorbed through the skin.

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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