We all love face masks. And why not? They are good for your face! But the synthetic ones have harsh chemicals that damage your skin and cause your body to become toxic. Using these will overload your cells with toxins and you will not like the results then. What chemicals are in most face masks, and why are they bad? When are are taking the time to use a face mask we are trying to help the skin on our face, which ones you choose might cause damage instead.

Harmful Chemicals in beauty Face Masks

Parabens are the most commonly used preservatives in the cosmetics industry because they prevent mold, fungus and parasites from sprouting and growing in your products. The problem is that parabens can be absorbed through the skin and have often been found in breast cancer tumors. Here are some parabens you might see on your ingredient list:

  • benzylparaben
  • butyiparaben
  • propylparaben
  • methylparaben (most common)
  • ethylparaben
  • isobutylparaben

Other common toxic ingredients you might see are phthalates, Benzoyl Peroxide, Triclosan, Resorcinol, Hydroquinone, Petroleum, Methylisothiazolinone and many more! If you want to read a quick article laying out why these are toxic, check out this article by Annmarie Gianni, founder of Annmarie Skin Care.


See the DIY page for Face Masks recipes and ideas to be able to enjoy face masks without the harsh chemicals. And you will save yourself some money!

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