In a recent study, Kim Harley, an epidemiologist and associate professor of public health at the University of California, Berkeley, found that people wearing eye makeup made with parabens and phthalates had significantly higher levels of those chemicals in their bodies than women who did not. "Both parabens and phthalates are suspected hormone disruptors, meaning they might interfere with the action of estrogen in women’s bodies, which could impact reproductive development or be related to reproductive cancers," says Harley.
And here's a real eye-opener: Harley's study determined that a simple switch to clean makeup products (she defined "clean" as paraben- and phthalate-free) decreased chemical levels in bodies of participants by as much as 45 percent — in three days.
You might pay more attention to the ingredient list of products you apply in larger amounts, but location matters too: “The skin on eyelids is the thinnest on the body, so anything applied to the eye area is easily absorbed,” says Bruce Moskowitz, an assistant clinical professor of ophthalmology at Mount Sinai in New York City.
This game-changer is just one of several clean eye makeup alternatives. https://t.co/bs1uAkrDKL— Allure (@Allure_magazine) January 14, 2020