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What you should know about make-up products

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Women and make-up are virtually inseparable today. Reportedly, 70% of Thai women wear make-up on a daily basis. Fanned by a flurry of beauty blogs, make-up tutorials, beauty features and cosmetic advertisements, make-up has become an integrated part of a woman’s life. Unfortunately, it is also found that it has become an integrated part of our health, in a bad way. 

Photo: Nivea

On average, make-up products contain 80-90% chemical ingredients, some of them harmful. According to Nivea, our body absorbs 2kg of those chemicals each year, causing our skin to age faster and perhaps even causing health problems.

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