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Wondering about the safety of certain ingredients in beauty products? Find out more about phthalates, common additives in shampoo, nail polish and other everyday beauty formulas, by perusing the latest article by Skincare-News.

Phthalates do everything from help dissolve fragrances in shampoo or lotion to keep nail polish from cracking after it dries. But are these chemicals safe? The latest article by, Phthalates in Beauty Products: Are They Safe?, provides a helpful guide to discerning the safety of these common ingredients and how to avoid them if desired.

Phthalates are chemicals that boost the flexibility and strength of hundreds of different plastic products, as well as improve the performance of the product itself. But since ingredient labels can be hard to decipher, what’s the easiest way to recognize phthalates in different beauty products? Which everyday products, such as food packaging and children’s toys, typically contain phthalates? Why are phthalates included in products like shampoo, hairspray, makeup and body lotion? To find out, visit or click

Scientists don’t yet know whether phthalates are safe, but studies show that certain people may have cause for concern. What are the statistics and study results regarding phthalate safety, and how might they affect hormones? What are the potential negative effects for people with diabetes, asthma, and also in children’s development and pregnant women? To find out, visit or click

Avoiding phthalates is tricky, because they not only can be found in many different products but also in the product’s container and packaging. Plus, phthalates are often an ingredient in fragrances and may not be listed in labels. What can people do if they want to reduce their exposure to phthalates in their beauty routines? What are some examples of products that are phthalate-free, fragrance-free or both? What are other ways that people can reduce their exposure and reduce possible risk of being negative affected by phthalates? To find out, visit or click

Get answers to more questions about making informed choices about phthalates and how to limit the risk of harmful effects of these chemicals by visiting or

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