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Haha. If you have the mental capacity to graduate from law AND business school, I think you have the mental capacity for makeup ingredients!
I suppose your brain is already full to the brim, though…

Wow. This comment was not called for if you’re implying she’s stupid. Even as a chemistry major it’s hard to keep track of all the MSDSes and understand the exposure levels that are acceptable in addition to current research that’s always coming out.

Ignore this comment if you were just saying she accomplished a lot.

Mostly not unless it breaks me out (actually I just return it without checking). I do like to check that it’s oil free. I don’t really like talc too much either when I think about it (not often). I should care more. But I just don’t. That’s probably a bad thing, heh. Oh well.

Up until recently I haven’t cared much about ingredients. Now noticing the products I use and which ones break me out, I’m starting to try and put together If there are common ingredients that I can avoid to avoid the guess and check game of hoping a product doesn’t break me out. When it comes to “controversial” ingredients, that have been found to harm people, I guess I take the ignorance is bliss angle and stay uninformed, probably not the best decision, but its what I can do right now

kind of? Not really….Mineral oil is the one ingredient I usually make sure to stay away from… Other than that I don’t really pay attention…

Not really. I seem to be lucky in that nothing really breaks me out- at least not consistently. I tend to have whole product issues, not specific ingredient issues.

Yeah, I think it’s important to make sure that, to the best of your knowledge, the stuff isn’t too harmful.

Yeah, I think it’s important to make sure that, to the best of your knowledge, the stuff isn’t too harmful.

So which are the ingredients you watch?!? I always watch food ingredients (my step father has to eat gluten free) and now I’m starting reading the ingredients in all the makeup and skin care products I buy (and already have) but most of the time I have no idea of what they are!!

Yes, very much!! That is part of why I LOVE Sephora.com…because they list the ingredients in most products. I am very allergic to many things; such as certain fruit extracts, vanilla/vanillin, benzoyl peroxide and some fragrances. I used to think I had very acne prone skin, when in all reality the redness and bumps were from allergic reactions. So now, I research every pretty makeup item I want to buy!! NARS & Dior are very kind to my skin…haha, and they are AMAZING!! ;c)

I see people on sc/mu boards listing miles of ingredients asking if it will do this or that to their skin … frankly, if I buy it and I react badly, I toss it … I don’t dig down through the ingredients to see what “might” have been it. Its too exhausting to worry about.

Nah, I don’t pay attention at all. I don’t have any allergies, and I never break out, so no worries.

yes definitely! i always check for parabens, sulfates, etc. i like to know what i’m putting on my body!

For me, it’s only primers that I worry about. I cant use a primer with silicon or else it breaks me out

I didn’t… until I discovered it was long-term exposure to certain brands of eyeshadow that were making my eyes red and dry. Now I’m extremely careful about what I put near my eye area. Sadly, though, some of the damage done is irreparable – I’ll have two slightly yellow calluses on the whites of my eye for the rest of my life 🙁

If you live in a dry warm environment or have air con that is more likely to do it. I can say that with a high degree of conviction as the eyes are my job area.

No, I don’t worry about makeup ingredients. There are better things to worry about, like what you’re eating and what medications and supplements you’re taking. We don’t worry about the connection between diet and obesity and degenerative diseases enough in this country. Makeup is the least of our problems.

I do. It is almost impossible to keep in mind all the alphanumeric codes for colors in colored makeup (ie i still don’t know which ones are toxic but I assume they won’t put lead based colours in my eyeshadow!!), but I still read them. I absolutely read the ingred. list in skincare and lipsticks; I tend to choose skincare without parabens and mineral oils and pegs and possibly Sulfates.

I don’t check so much for makeup, but for skincare (shampoo, body wash, etc) I have to check if they contain SLS/SLES (sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates) because it breaks my skin out like crazy. It’s sad because most shampoos/body washes (Bath and Body Works, Philosophy…) contain these ingredients, so I can’t use them anymore 🙁

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