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Dr. Michele Green talks with Real Simple about “12 Common Skincare and Cosmetic Ingredients Derms Want You to Avoid.”  She notes that Toluene, a chemical commonly found in nail polish and hair dyes can cause issues, while Phthalates can also be found in skincare products and Triclosan can cause bacterial resistance.


Triclosan might ring a bell these days, as it is found in antibacterial soaps. “Triclosan should be avoided because it causes antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and it’s also known to disrupt the endocrine system,” says Dr. Green.

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