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Formaldehyde in Cosmetics: What’s the Verdict?

Formaldehyde in Cosmetics: What’s the Verdict?

Women’s Health

Lisette Mejia

October 3, 2011

It’s no secret that some cosmetics contain chemicals, although recognizing which ones are harmful at what levels may be as difficult as pronouncing the chemicals themselves (just try saying phthalates out loud).

But cosmetic treatments like the Brazilian Blowout are under heavy fire lately for their use of formaldehyde, a chemical the U.S. Food and Drug Administration officially classifies as a carcinogen.

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