10 Most Poisonous Ingredients Found In Fairness Creams & Their Side Effects.

People around the globe are crazy for getting some fairness in their complexion. Due to this craziness people compromise with the safety of their health. We randomly believes on TV commercials and used to run behind them. But how many of us use to go for the proper analysis of those products? Though they make us fairer but practically they carries some dirty untold truths. So lets explore the truth behind the fairness.

Most Common  Harmful Ingredients:

Will you use a toilet cleaner for getting more fairness or you will you go for a stain remover  for getting more fairer skin ? Definitely a big No !!!
I think none of us can think about these things for getting fairer skin, but we are using those in form of fairness creams. Most of the companies don’t disclose their secrets or even don’t mentions the ingredients in their product packs. Lets check it out.


We are all quite familiar with the Bleaching powder and we know that it can do. A similar thing is used by the companies to make our skin more whitish.

  1. This is a carcinogenic agent means can cause cancer.
  2. This is very allergic and may cause irritation to you skin.
  3. This is very  much harmful for kidney, liver and other organs.
  4. Continue contact with eyes can cause sever damage of you eyes.
  5. Early greying of hairs.

Hydroxyethyl Urea

It is used in many skin topical use creams with other medicines. But it is a common ingredient in moisturizer and  fairness creams.
  1. It can cause swelling of mouth & lips.
  2. It is harmful for eyes and can cause swelling of eyes.
  3. Rashes on the skin can be seen.
  4. Sensitivity or allergic reactions may occur.
  5. User may develop breathing difficulty


Many companies using mercury compounds for providing fairness to us. How far mercury use without proper purification can cause
  1. Sever irritation of skin and soft tissue.
  2. Skin Cancer
  3. Allergic reaction  or Hyper sensitivity.
  4. Damage of other organs.
  5. Skin diseases.  


It is commonly used chemical in most of the fairness creams. It can cause many unwanted health hazards like,
  1. It is a potent skin irritant and cause sever skin reactions.
  2. It is allergic to few people and cause sever allergic reactions.
  3. Irritation in eyes is a very common issue.
  4. Skin infection and blister formation.
  5. Irritates the lung tissue.
  6. it is neurotoxic and can cause sever to moderate neurological problems.
  7. It can cause cell mutation.

Methyl Paraben

You can see this name in most of the products but the back stage it plays a villain's role.
  1. It can cause breast cancer.
  2. It can cause damage of eyes.
  3. It decreases  the visual accuracy.
  4. It markedly decreases sperm count.

Triethanolamine (TEA), Diethanolamine (DEA), Amonoethanolamine (MEA)

Generally used pH  balancer but it interferes in the hormonal balance of the body and may cause,
  1. Hormonal disorders.
  2. Menstrual problems

Lauryl sulfate (SLS), Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES)

Also used in shampoos, toothpaste and soaps. It having multiple side effects and product containing such chemical should be avoided.
  1. It is highly skin irritant
  2. It can damage the hairs and further promotes hair loss.
  3. It is extremely eye irritant and cause sever damage.
  4. It can cause skin rashes in few sensitive peoples.
  5. It depresses the nervous system.
  6. It causes many skin diseases.
  7. It effects badly in functions of Liver & Kidneys.
  8. It plays a very bad role in the activity of Heart.

Propylene / Butylene Glycol (PG)

It is common in almost all beauty products. It also having some serious side effects.
  1. It can cause skin rashes in few people.
  2. It can cause Hypoglycemia.
  3. It is a skin irritant and can cause sever skin damage.
  4. It having bad effects on the nervous system

Dimethyl phthalate (DMP),  Di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP) & Di (2-ehtylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)

It is common in beauty products & perfumes.
  1. It lowers the sperm count.
  2. It may cause premature development of breast.
  3. It can cause endocrine disorders.
  4. It damages the nervous system.
  5. It causes birth defects if used by pregnant mothers.

Methylene Chloride-Synthetic Fragrances

We all run behind the fragrances but, the fragrances are made of chemicals and they are not suitable for our body. they can cause
  1. Skin Cancer .
  2. Sever skin irritation and damage of skin.
  3. Sever to moderate hair fall.
  4. It can help in getting skin infections.

Colors Used In Products  

Colors used in such products are usually Carcinogenic, skin irritant and harmful for reproductive life.


Beauty product making companies are earning in billions of dollars by just working with our honesty and confidence towards their merchandise products. We are also crazy behind the dreams of fairer skin. How far the use of homely herbs can give us much more benefit and gentle look in a healthy way. Just give a look towards your product and find out the harmful ingredients. Though many companies don’t mention their ingredients in the level so better to avoid such products. Use herbs and homely ingredients for a safer healthy life.

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