9 Beauty Ingredients That Are Banned Overseas (but Legal in the U.S.)

by Paulina Campos

We all know how important it is to be aware of the ingredients we eat and are putting into our bodies, but the same diligence isn’t always used when it comes to the ingredients in our makeup and beauty products. Despite the popularity of organic and natural food, it’s easy to forget that the ingredients we’re putting on our faces and bodies can have a detrimental effect on our health too. While many of us here in the States don’t take extreme care to read our ingredient labels, it seems that our friends abroad are ahead of the game. Plenty of ingredients that can be found in our everyday beauty products in the U.S. are strictly regulated or completely banned in other countries. But does this necessarily mean that U.S. regulations are unsafe?

Keep reading to find out which ingredients are banned outside the U.S., and why.

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