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These 5 cosmetic ingredients may catch you off guard

These 5 cosmetic ingredients may catch you off guard
Copyright  Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash
By Doloresz Katanich

"Polyperfluoromethylisopropyl Ether". We bet you have no idea what this means, and to be honest, we don't either. See, we're not scientists, Latin classes are now extremely far away and if we want literary challenges we open a Dostoyevsky novel.

But we should probably know what "Polyperfluoromethylisopropyl Ether" means because it turns out that we may be applying this onto our face, daily. Plus, the skin - the largest organ in the body - has a tendency to absorb the chemicals religiously spread over its surface and this cocktail is then carried out into our bloodstream. But we've told you about this before.

So to help us navigate the difficult world of cosmetic ingredients, the Non-Governmental Organization PETA, committed to animal welfare (and ultimately ours!) has released a comprehensive video listing the most problematic ones. Help spread the word with us by clicking and sharing this video that tells us what most of our cosmetics are really made of. And find here our selection of a wide range of cruelty-free cosmetics available.

Video: PETA