What's on Your Face? Ten Most Toxic Cosmetics

By Courtney Dentch - 2011-12-02T19:43:15Z

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Face Ulcers and Blindness

In the 1930s, more than a dozen U.S. women were blinded and one died from infection after using Lash Lure, a permanent mascara and eyelash dye. Its ingredients included p-phenylenediamine, an untested chemical that caused blisters and ulcers on the face and eyelids. The chemical is still used in modern hair dyes.