Near East University Vocational School Head of Hair Care and Beauty Services Assist. Assoc. Dr. Yeşim Üstün Aksoy gave information about the things to be careful about when purchasing a cosmetic product.
The market for cosmetics and personal care products continues to grow regularly every year. Making the wrong choice in these products that promise beauty can create the opposite results. Near East University Vocational School Head of Hair Care and Beauty Services Assist. Assoc. Dr. Yeşim Üstün Aksoy gave information about the things to be considered while purchasing a cosmetic product and warned.
Be careful with the chemical content!
Assist. Associate Professor. Aksoy emphasizes that the content of a product should be examined before buying it. Because some chemicals used in cosmetic products can cause great harm to health. Assist. Associate Professor. Among the chemicals Aksoy drew attention to, “Sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), sodium laureth sulphate (SLES), propylene glycol (PG), diethanolamine (DEA), cocamide DEA, lauramid DE A, fluorine, alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), aluminum There are many chemicals such as , butane, dioxin, fluorocarbons, formaldehyde, glycerin, kaolin, lanolin, mineral oil, petrolatum, propane, talc, chlorinated compounds, PEG (Polyethylene glycol). It is mandatory to write the product composition, abbreviated as INCI (International Nomenclatune of Cosmetic Ingredients). You should definitely stay away from products containing the chemicals we have listed by examining the ingredients. Saying that products with non-toxic content should be preferred, Assistant Prof. Yeşim Üstün Aksoy said that the shelf life of cosmetic products should be increased. stressed the need for attention.
Products that have completed their shelf life tend to show carcinogenic and toxic effects.
Assist. Assoc. Dr. Yeşim Üstün Aksoy said that products that have completed their shelf life pose a great risk and said, “Products that have completed their shelf life are more likely to show carcinogenic and toxic effects. Moreover, these products can cause unexpected side effects and the development of allergies. Buying your cosmetics from places where the sales cycle is fast can reduce this risk. It is also extremely important that cosmetics are stored in appropriate conditions throughout their shelf life. Special storage conditions must be established for products that will be affected by heat, light and humidity. Otherwise, these products may deteriorate even if they have not completed their shelf life. The odor, consistency and color of the spoiled product changes and the water/oil phase is seen separated. Never use such spoiled products. ''
Take care to choose organic products
Making suggestions for the use of products with organic product certificate, obtained from plant sources and friendly to human health and the environment, Assist. Assoc. Dr. Aksoy said, “If you cannot buy completely organic products; Choose products with low synthetic material content. Instead of products containing a lot of raw materials, prefer products with a simpler content.”
Stating that it is necessary to be more careful when choosing a cosmetic product for pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding, those with pronounced allergies, skin diseases, babies, and children in developmental age, Assist. Assoc. Dr. Aksoy stated that especially pregnant women, babies and children of developmental age should avoid scented products. Assist. Assoc. Dr. Aksoy added that unpackaged and damaged products should definitely not be purchased and that the purchased products should be checked whether they are approved by the Ministry of Health.