Have you wondered about the side effects of the chemicals in your cosmetics? Then this write-up is a perfect takeaway for you. In this blog we shall discuss a few chemicals that are regularly used in our cosmetics, common side effects of chemicals, the chemicals used in every cosmetic product, their health hazards, harmless safe herbs you may consider in place of chemicals, safe alternatives and why choose HERBCIENCE?


Chemicals are artificially prepared substances that have quick responses from the body. But this response need not be a constructive response always. As the saying goes, speed thrills but kills. Chemicals that have a quick response from the body or the skin, will definitely damage the bodily cells by changing the cell's configuration. Change in cellular structure which is change in cell configuration causes cancer. Hence, chemicals have been concluded to have a direct link to causing cancer. Therefore, it is significant to abandon all chemical-based products.

 What are the common side-effects?

  • Skin – redness, itching, irritation, dryness, corrosion, increased pigmentation, eye irritation, skin cancer.
  • Respiratory system: difficulty in breathing
  • Organ System toxicity
  • Reproductive impairment: Infertility
  • Endocrine system impairment: Growth impairment 


What are chemicals used? 

Chemicals that we habitually come across, in our day-to-day routine in our cosmetic products:

  •  Artificial Fragrance
  • Artificial Color
  • Butylated Compounds
  • Hydroquinone
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulphate
  • Mineral Oil
  • Parabens
  • Alcohol

Where are these chemicals used?

Let us glance at the products where these chemicals are used and for what it is used!


Reason For Adding Chemical

Organ System Affected

Signs Of Chemical Toxicity In Body

Products That Use The Chemical

Artificial Fragrance1

To achieve a strong and long-lasting fragrance.


Respiratory system and neurotoxicity.


Irritation in the nose, eyes, and skin along with severe headache, nausea, and breathlessness.  Occasionally causes asthma and sinusitis

Face wash, face cream, shampoo, oil, and intimate wash.


Artificial Color 2

To achieve fancy and long-lasting color.


Skin, sense organs

Irritation of skin, eyes, dryness of skin, cancer

Face wash, face cream, shampoo, oil, and intimate wash.


Butylated Compounds 3


Used for preservation

Reproductive, Impairment, Endocrine system Impairment Organ toxicity

Irritation of skin, eyes, dryness of skin, cancer

Face wash, face cream, shampoo, oil and intimate wash.

Hydroquinone 4


Skin lightening agent

skin respiratory tract irritation

Skin patches, redness, dryness of skin

Face wash, face cream, body lotion,

Sodium Lauryl Sulphate 5


Skin lightening agent

skin respiratory tract irritation

Skin patches, redness, dryness of skin, cancer

Face wash, face cream, body lotion,

Mineral oil 6

Base oil


Skin patches, redness, dryness of skin, eye irritation

Massage oil, hair oil, moisturizer

Parabens 7

Used for preservation

Reproductive Impairment, Endocrine system Impairment Organ toxicity

Cracks on skin, Irritation of skin, eyes, dryness of skin, cancer

Face wash, face cream, shampoo, oil

Alcohol 8

Used for preservation

Reproductive Impairment, Endocrine system Impairment Organ toxicity

Irritation of skin, eyes, dryness of skin,

Face wash, face cream, shampoo, oil, intimate was

Therefore, it is best to gather that chemicals are being abandoned from all the cosmetic and cultivate the usage of harmless herbs in place of harmful chemicals 

Natural herbs for your cosmetics  

Traditionally, usage of herbs in day to day routine is always given importance because of its no side effects policy or least known side effects. 

Safe herbs for skin:  

To accomplish healthy skin, emphasize herbs like Chandana, Manjistha, Turmeric, Lodhra, Lemongrass, Usheera, and Aloe vera in your skin products which are entitled to skin rejuvenation, smoothening, improved complexion, protection from UV ray, heals acne, deep cleansing, with anti-wrinkle property and improves blood circulation to the skin. Fatty acids like oleic acid, Linoleic acid, Palmitic acid, and stearic acid are found abundant in herbs like shea butter, olive oil, and glycerin which help in skin lightening and maintaining moisture in the skin. Phyo- components like Curcuminoids, Anthraquinone, Kojic acid, and Purpurin inhibits the action of Tyrosine, in turn promoting skin brightening. Saponins present in the herbs provide deep cleansing along with Shea butter, aloe vera, and glycerine provide skin hydration, and fatty acids like lauric, Myristic, omega 3 & Omega 6 provide moisturizer to the skin.

Safe herbs for hair:

Healthy hair is the result of the significant tie-up between herbal Phyto components and hair. Hair products formulated with herbs like Bringaraj, Loha Bhasma, Sesame oil, Methi, Brahmi, Amla, Neelini, and Rosemary which are enriched with nutrients like Vitamin-A, Vitamin-C, Vitamin-E, Biotin, amino acids, omega-3 Fatty acids, minerals, Glycosides that nourishes the scalp and keeps dandruff at bay which will intensify hair growth. Phyto-components like Apigenin, Lignans, Beta-sitosterol, Gallic Acid, Ellagic acid, and Oleic Acid present in herbs nourish the scalp and promote hair regeneration. 

Safe herbs for Intimate wash: 

The Phyto components in herbs like Ellaichi, Jambu, Dhataki, and Tea Tree oil are tannins, Beta-sitosterol, and Oleoresins are known for Anti-Microbial, Anti- Bacterial, Anti-Fungal properties. Cineole and essential oil present in this herb are known for the aroma to beat the unpleasant odor of the vagina. Saponin in the herbs helps in cleansing. pH levels are maintained by citric acid and palmitic acid in the herbs to keep bacterial actions at bay

 What are the safe alternatives?

A product with all these herbal action would be nectar to use for the Mankind

Herbal body massage oil: HERBCIENCE Rejuvenating Body Massage Oil


  • Rejuvenation and pain relief
  • Increased skin complexion
  • Enhance blood circulation

Herbal Body lotion: HERBCIENCE Nourishing Pro-V Body Lotion 


  • Enhance skin complexion
  • Protects from Uv-rays
  • Moisturization

Herbal Face-wash: HERBCIENCE Revitalizing Pro-Collagen Face Wash


  • Deep cleansing
  • Skin conditioning
  • Anti-acne

Herbal Face Cream: HERBCIENCE Natural Glow Pro-collagen Face cream 


  • Skin glowing and lightening
  • Anti-Acne
  • Skin Nourishment

Herbal Face Pack: HERBCIENCE Natural Glow Pro-Collagen Face pack 


  • Skin Whitening
  • Anti-acne
  • Skin detoxing

Herbal hair oil: HERBCIENCE Pro-V Keratin hair oil


  • Promotes hair-growth
  • Prevents Hair-loss
  • Boost natural colour

Herbal shampoo: HERBCIENCE Pro-V Keratin Shampoo 


  • Deep cleansing
  • Anti-Dandruff
  • Hair-growth

Herbal Hair conditioner: HERBCIENCE Pro-V- Keratin Hair Conditioner  


  • Hair-conditioning
  • Anti-dandruff
  • Prevents hair loss

Herbal Head-massage oil: HERBCIENCE Rejuvenating Head  massage oil


  • De-stress
  • Boost natural color
  • Prevents hair-loss


Herbal intimate wash: HERBCIENCE Hygiene Intimate Wash 


  • Prevents itching and irritation
  • Prevents disagreeable odor 
  • Maintains optimal pH

Why choose HERBCIENCE?

HERBCIENCE is a 100% transparent brand and all the products are developed by doctors, with the fresh extractions of herbs. They are 100% Natural certified by ECOCERT - COSMOS Natural, a European Standard, AYUSH, Govt. of India, and compliant with MADE SAFE, USA.


Therefore, to keep away from harmful health hazards, it is very vital to cultivate usage of herbal- based products in your routine in place of harmful chemicals. So, if you plan to nourish your skin and hair healthy, then the to-go products should be herbal-based.

HERBCIENCE provides chemical free hair, skin and intimate products that are completely herbal-based, even the preservatives used in these products are all herbal based.   



  1. Artificial-Fragrance: https://www.safecosmetics.org/?s=Artificial+fragrance
  2. Artificial Color: https://www.safecosmetics.org/?s=Artificial+color
  3. Butylated-Compounds: https://www.safecosmetics.org/get-the-facts/chemicals-of-concern/butylated-compounds/
  4. Hydroquinone: https://www.safecosmetics.org/?s=Hydroquinone
  5. Sodium Lauryl Sulphate: https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/what-is-sodium-lauryl-sulfate
  6. Mineral-Oil: https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-is-mineral-oil-5081633
  7. Parabens: https://www.healthline.com/health/methylparaben
  8.  Alcohol: https://blog.essentialwholesale.com/alcohol/

Frequently asked Questions

Q 1. Why should I avoid chemicals in cosmetics?

Ans: Chemicals are known to damage organs and organ systems when used for a long period.

Q 2. Which is the best intimate wash?

Ans: The herbal-based intimate wash HERBCIENCE Hygiene Intimate Wash.

Q 3. Are herbal hair oil effective?

Ans: Traditionally herbs are considered good for hair due to their effectiveness.