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When water is not the best

Updated: Jun 29, 2021

What you need to know about the product that used water on its ingredients

Water is the basis of most cosmetics and personal use products; It plays a vital role in the process since it allows other components to dissolves, but at the same time also enables bacteria to grow. Most companies add emulsifiers, preservatives, and thickeners to prevent these problems from happening so the products can have an extended shelves life.

Learning about these ingredients and their effects will give you control over your overall health.


Emulsifiers prevent the separation of substances that, by their nature, do not mix. Some of them are higher irritants to the skin.

Preservatives are added to cosmetics to extend their duration and prevent microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi from growing, as this damages the product and can affect the user. Since all organisms live in water, preservatives need to be soluble in water. Some of the most popular preservatives are paraben, benzyl alcohol, salicylic acid, formaldehyde, and tetrasodium acid.

Thickeners come from a different family of chemicals and help create a nice consistency in products.

These can be harmful ingredients in the form of chemicals.


Anything you put in the skin gets on the skin comes into direct contact with the bloodstream.

What we put on our skin should be as clean as what we eat, but most people are unaware of the consequences of using this chemical.


Don't worry! There are many skincare options out there using non-toxic ingredients in their mix.


All in all, for great-looking skin, consume a healthy diet that includes fruits and vegetables, which are readily available and have no side effects.


Sometimes less is more. Try to use products with fewer ingredients.


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