We are on the way to become conscious consumers about cosmetic consumption; we want to learn not only the content of everything we buy, but also the benefits and harms. In this article, we will give information about Selenium which is not commonly encountered but is used frequently in cosmetic products.
Selenium is one of the valuable elements that are very useful for the human body. It is an important antioxidant that protects cells against free radicals. It is necessary for the functioning of the immune system and thyroid gland, helps to reduce joint inflammation.
The amount in the soil is variable so it varies by shade or even by country. It is found in the structure of foods such as mushrooms, tuna, liver, seafood, onions, milk and eggs. Excess of this element, which is important for the body, may show toxic properties.
It is used in cosmetics, especially in shampoos in the form of selenium sulfur. It affects the softness of the hair, increases the shine, acts against scales and shedding on the scalp, prevents dandruff, improves the physically damaged hair texture. However, as mentioned above, the amount to be taken into the body is important.
Recently, a large amount of selenium, especially for use in cosmetics, has entered our country illegally and can be more dangerous than pure hydrogen when mixed with hydrogen peroxide. In order to prevent this situation, it is necessary to make a controlled purchase and use it in production.
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