Coal Tar: A 'No' in Cosmetics

Coal tar is a thick and sticky liquid, a byproduct of the coal distillation process, where coal is heated to release components. Coal tar has been used over the course of history in addressing skin conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, and dandruff. It's anti-inflammatory and antifungal. But there are pros and cons to consider. . . .

On the positive side, coal tar can allegedly help reduce itching, redness, and scaling, giving a much-needed respite to those who struggle with such conditions as eczema. On the other end of the spectrum, people might experience skin irritation, sensitivity, or allergic reactions when using products with coal tar.

Coal tar-derived ingredients can provide intense pigmentation, ideal for achieving certain cosmetic shades within eyeshadows, eyeliners, or some lip products. When used in makeup, coal tar rightfully can be subject to certain regulations and restrictions due to potential health risks associated with its constituents. There are concerns about it potentially being a carcinogen!

Therefore, when it comes to alternatives, Heal Yes! provides coal tar-free alternatives, utilizing natural pigments, such as non-nanoparticle iron oxides, ethically sourced mica, and organic and botanical extracts, to achieve stunning and safe cosmetics.