How about the safety of cosmetic packaging materials?


The so-called "lead flower cannot be discarded", cosmet […]

The so-called "lead flower cannot be discarded", cosmetics are an indispensable part of daily life for women with natural beauty. I believe that many people have the following mood: looking at the dazzling display of beautiful display products on the counters of various brands, such as powder boxes, lipsticks, and moisturizers, they just feel dazzled, and they can’t wait to put everything they see into themselves. My shopping bags were wiped on my body one by one. I can’t wait to see that my skin turns white, my acne disappears, and wrinkles fade. All in all, it’s getting more beautiful day by day.

However, along with the increase in branded products on the market, many negative news have also arrived. This type of news makes consumers pay more attention to the safety of cosmetics. In fact, harmful substances not only originate from the formulation of cosmetics, but an unqualified packaging material can also cause unavoidable harm to the safety of cosmetics.

So where do those toxic and harmful substances that affect the safety of cosmetics come from?
One is the additives in the packaging. There are many categories of additives, the most common ones are
1. Filler (change the hardness, wear resistance and dimensional stability of plastics, commonly used are gypsum, metal powder, paper wood, etc.)
2. Plasticizer (enhance the softness, elasticity and fluidity of plastics, commonly used phthalic acid, epoxy compounds, etc.)
3. Stabilizer (to prevent aging and degradation, commonly used aromatic amines, etc.)
4. Colorant
These additives, together with the monomers degraded by the plastic itself, will migrate into the cosmetics after being fully contacted with the cosmetics, thereby laying down hidden dangers to human health.

The second is the heavy metal content in the packaging
When the human body consumes too much heavy metal elements, it will cause great damage to health. For example, excessive lead can interfere with the synthesis of heme and affect the development of intelligence and the reproductive system; long-term exposure to excessive chromium compounds in the skin is likely to cause contact dermatitis and eczema; mercury can affect the central nervous system and so on. If the packaging material comes into contact with cosmetics, especially weakly acidic products, it will slowly enter the cosmetics and then be absorbed by the skin.

More than that, when the packaging is discarded, the heavy metals contained in it will slowly seep into the soil or water, causing extremely fatal damage to our environment.

If a standard for the content of heavy metals in cosmetic packaging materials can be established, it will greatly improve the safety of cosmetics, and it will also make a contribution to our society and our environment. Therefore, research and testing of the potential risks of chemical substances contained in cosmetic packaging materials can not only add a corresponding knowledge reserve to the cosmetic quality inspection system, but also add a powerful barrier to the protection of people's health and safety and the environment.