CAREDASH — Finding a skincare product that does what it promises is no small feat. While these products are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, some dangerous ingredients still make their way into skin care products.
How could this be? Many potentially hazardous products only cause harm decades down the road. Others have to be used for months or years to cause damage. That means that it’s hard to demonstrate conclusively that a particular ingredient is harmful. For example, preliminary research suggested that triclosan — a common antibacterial ingredient — was safe. The FDA has now banned its use. The FDA continues to research potentially dangerous ingredients, but in the meantime, consumers are stuck trying to decide which products to forego.
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