Skin Consultation: 10 Harmful Ingredients In Beauty Products

Skin Consultation is a series, on Reena’s Edit, all about skincare. We will cover product recommendations, daily routines, proper skin care, and the newest research for bettering your skin. Taking care of your skin is more important than covering it up.

Do you ever peek into the ingredients in your moisturizer or your serum? How about your face mask or cleanser? Where is the ingredients list on some foundations or concealers even?!

Here’s a list of 10 harmful ingredients to look out for in beauty products.


Diethanolamine (D.E.A.)

Triethanolamine (T.E.A.)

Monoethanolamine (M.E.A.)



Mineral Oil

Sodium Lauryl (Ether) Sulfate (S.L.E.S.)

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (S.L.S.)

Parabens (Methylparaben, Sobutylparaben, Propylparaben)



But Why You May Ask?

Up to 60% of what we put on our skin gets absorbed. That means that the products that we put onto our bodies affects our health and overall well being, either negatively or positively.

A lot of ingredients found in traditional skincare products have been linked to health issues such as allergies, eczema, cancer, hormonal disruption, and reproductive problems. So yes, your skincare can make you ill! All the listed ingredients are hard to avoid, but one must try.

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