Aluminium + cosmetics: What are the risks?
"Aluminium - our daily poison" was the title of a TV programme which caused a sensation in France. How dangerous can aluminium be, when used in cosmetic products? It depends on the kind of aluminium used. Here is another question: Are aluminium tubes dangerous, when used as packaging for cosmetic products?
How good is a certain brand of cosmetics?
Dear visitors of my website, I receive a lot of inquiries about various cosmetic brands. Most of the time, they read: "What do you think of the brand x or the brand y"? Unfortunately, I cannot answer such questions. Every brand usually offers a wide range of products and product segments, such as vanishing creams or shampoos. In order to be able to give a reliable answer, I would have to know all the products of the brands mentioned in your inquiries. That means I would have to buy all the products and examine all the INCI declarations and so forth. Since I receive inquiries from all around the world, I request your indulgence that this is beyond my means.
What shall I
think of expensive cosmetic products?
"It would be great", Jana writes in the German guestbook, "if there was a comparison of the rather expensive products, like Redken, Organic, la Biostétique, Vichy, Shiseido etc." Here are two products - by Redken and Shiseido. There is mainly one thing about these two: They are chemical and expensive.
Inulin: Healthy - and great for your hair
More volume for your hair, soft hair, so that it is easy to comb after washing - such and other customer requests are easily accommodated in conventional cosmetics by using chemicals. For that purpose, the cosmetic brands may use quaternary ammonium compounds (quats and polyquats) and can choose from hundreds of silicone compounds in order to achieve further effects.
Be careful when using depilatory cream!
The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) warns: "The Thioglycolic acid contained in depilatory cream may cause minor to medium skin irritation as a result of improper use. Repeatedly improper use may also cause allergic reactions. In particular, depilatory cream should not be applied over large areas of the body and the contact with mucous membranes should be avoided.