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The One Drugstore Powder You Should Stop Using, According To A Dermatologist

October 20, 2017 by Samantha Peters
shefinds | beauty

Many experts would agree that finishing powders are the key to a flawless complexion. The not so good news? You favorite drugstore versions may actually be harming - rather than helping - your skin! Here, we reveal the one loose powder ingredient you should avoid at all costs, according to a dermatologist. 

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You'll want to stay clear of any face powder that contains petroleum. Also used in products like mascaras and moisturizers, petroleum is a  pollutant that seals off the skin. While it creates a barrier that's smooth to the touch, it also doesn't allow your skin to breathe, which is essential for the organ to function properly. 

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Even if you don't see "petroleum" listed on the back of a powder, it's important to look out for the other names it hides behind: petrolatum, xylene, toluene, liquid paraffin, and most commonly, mineral oil. 

 

"Certain components of mineral oil (which is in many cosmetics) are toxic, and any that does get into the system does not metabolize," Dr. Ray Peat told BeautyEditor.com.  

 

 

 

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The result? By slowing down your cell's normal processes, the ingredient can cause premature aging and other skin conditions like dermatitis. 

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Scarily enough, petroleum has also been linked to cancer, but its use in cosmetics still remains unregulated by the FDA. If you ask us, we're going to err on the safe side and skip it altogether!

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