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HI :D What do you think is the worst beauty ingredient people should avoid?

Hey Tellie! I don't have an interesting or controversial answer for you. Substances like parabens, triclosan, SLS, silicones, even the humble mineral oil are touted as "dangerous" or "the worst" ingredients in beauty products, but they each serve a purpose and have not been proven harmful in excess of recommended amounts. Heck even the lead in lipstick is ok in minimal amounts. Same with fragrances and powerful anti-acne cosmeceuticals. Every person has a different need, and a different tolerance and reaction to chemicals. I say the worst beauty ingredient is the one that harms you as an individual, anything that irritates your skin, or causes an adverse reaction, or leads to long-term damage. What a cop-out. lol

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