Most women are exposed to an assortment of products that promote beauty or offer benefits for everyday use. Regardless of age, industry, and job, many women use beauty products daily ranging from conditioners to lotions and makeup.
For some, these products can be essential to their daily routine, but it’s important to note possible negative effects of beauty products; factors like quality, brands, and prices of products may not exempt consumers from experiencing harmful effects.
Despite numerous attempts by activists, naturalists, and studies conducted by the FDA to limit the distribution of harmful products, dubious products continue to flood the market and take advantage of unknowing consumers. Unfortunately, in many cases, unsuspecting consumers fall victim to adverse effects by prioritizing beauty over health– even when products are used correctly. In these instances, it’s important to take action to protect others from repeating similar mistakes.
Adverse reactions are often unreported, meanwhile, brands do their best to mask any issues while continuing to sell their products.
Take actionable steps towards protecting yourself from suspicious products and brands by reviewing the following FDA-approved consumer tips:
Take note of illegal products
Some cosmetics contain substances that are prohibited within the country. In the event discomfort is experienced at a corporal or health-level, it’s imperative to investigate the country’s rules to ensure the company is complying with federal restrictions appropriately. In the event that the product contains an illegal substance, legal action should be initiated against the brand.
Monitor unusual reactions
Since it’s not uncommon for women to have sensitive skin, many products can generate some sort of reaction to their bodies. If you’re unsure and experience an unusual reaction, a professional can be helpful to ensure the product is being used correctly.
Any product can be harmful
Even brands that produce products developed for specific markets can overlook ingredients that may be harmful to their consumers. For example, products like shampoos or conditioners that are geared towards children may contain substances harmful to the body. It’s important to thoroughly research companies, as well-known brands, which can also be your worst enemy.
Know your options
To take control of your beauty life, be attentive and continuously investigate products so you’re prepared should you encounter a negative experience. Remaining educated can help decrease your risk. In the event of an adverse reaction, take action and alert fellow consumers before others fall prey to a bad product.