Formulated without: Parabens, GMO's, Triclosan, Synthetic Fragrances, Phthalates, Talc

4 Ingredients You Don't Want In Your Makeup!

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Have you ever checked the ingredients in your makeup?

When it comes to food, we check carefully to make sure it contains ingredients which are good for us, and that the harmful ingredients are left out; but when it comes to makeup, many women don’t realize what they’re putting on their skin. 

Contrary to popular belief, not everything we put on the skin is absorbed into the bloodstream, but there is a reason we need to remove our makeup at night.

Your skin acts as a barrier; it protects your bloodstream from absorbing chemicals, at least in high amounts. (And some chemicals are filtered out of our body through other means.) However, there are chemicals that make it past your skin and can enter your blood stream.

Moral of the story, it is better to be safe than sorry, and have an idea of which ingredients can be harmful, so you can stay away from products which can potentially be detrimental to your health.

The long-term effects of certain chemicals, which are commonly found in cosmetics, can range from birth defects to cancer.

Specifically, phthalates, in high doses, are believed to be linked with birth defects, kidney problems, liver damage, and altered pregnancy states. Talc has been associated with asthma, respiratory problems, and ovarian cancer. Parabens have been linked with certain types of breast cancer cell growth, and have been found present in breast tumors. Triclosan has been associated with endocrine disruption and the ability to create antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

While creating Karmela cosmetics, I worked only with labs that agreed to leave out these potentially harmful ingredients. Together, with lots of hard work and purpose, we formulated the most silky feeling, natural lipsticks.

Now that you know a little more about what can be found in your makeup, it’s up to you to choose the best way to take care of your health. There’s no clear-cut answer when it comes to cosmetic ingredients, but we can do our best to stay educated, prevent harmful effects, and stay healthy!



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  • 9/6/22



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