Beauty or Poison? Dangers Lurking in Women’s Skincare and Makeup

Christa Adams
6 min readMar 7, 2023

In a world where women face a wide range of challenges, from discrimination and unequal opportunities to health issues and environmental degradation, it’s essential to support each other in every way possible. That’s why we want to shed some light on major issues in the products we use regularly, from cosmetics and personal care items to household cleaners and laundry detergent.

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, it’s time to remind ourselves of the power of sharing knowledge and advocating for each other’s health and well-being by spreading awareness about the dangerous chemicals and toxins found in many common products. After all, in the age of greenwashing, we can’t rely on brand transparency. By spreading the word, we can empower ourselves and our fellow women to make informed choices and prioritize our health and the well-being of our planet.


Between cosmetics, perfumes, personal care essentials, and feminine hygiene products, women apply approximately 168 synthetic chemicals to their body every day on average. While not every synthetic chemical is harmful, others are…