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Friday, 3 May 2013

Are we treating our skin as test tubes in chemistry lab?

Are we treating our skin daily as tubes in chemistry lab? Are we guinea pigs for cosmetic companies?

Potassium hydroxide in skin care product reminded me of chemistry labs during school times; mixing of chemicals lead to vivid color and “swoosh” an explosion happens.

I was surprised to see a corrosive like potassium hydroxide that can burn skin in the cosmetic; however further research revealed that FDA approves its use in cosmetics as pH adjuster. Then, the debate between my brain and FDA started.

It seemed as if FDA was defending itself “Its ok! Forget your chemistry lab, there is just a speck of alkali in the cream you apply.”

Disclaimer- The content of this page is meant for information purpose only and not not meant for medical use.As everybody skin behaves differently so the author is not responsible for any damage or losses or side effects arising from the use or following the information provided on this page. Also certain topics in this page are still controversial so the author is sharing her views based on her experience and knowledge. Any wrong content or discrepancies in thought are invited for discussions and if needed can be corrected based on the facts. The results expected with skin care products are not universally applicable as each individuals skin behaves differently. The author is not responsible for any adverse event that arises out of following my opinion, however such negative and positive feedback will help me improve. Kindly seek dermatologist advice for skin care, acne, redness, irritation, dark patches or any other skin problem. Kindly note for medico-legal reasons I have not listed prescribed skin care products which are specially formulated according to skin types and are cost effective too. Also, the author has no monetary association with above listed brands, there are thousands of skin care products in the market I have chosen few of them to start with. Kindly note all the photographs in this blog are taken from Google images.

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Dr Surbhi, MD (Skin)

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