The Importance of Using Organic Skin Care Products
As we all know, our skin is the largest organ in our body, it covers our muscles and tissues, and protects us from our environment. Which means that we should never take it for granted.
We also know that our skin absorbs a lot of what it comes into contact with which is why you need to be certain that your favourite skincare products don’t contain any of those nasty chemicals that our bodies could be absorbing.
It only takes 30 seconds for the skin to absorb chemicals directly into the bloodstream? That’s less than the time it takes to tie your shoe laces.
Lets talk about the toxic chemicals found in our favourite cosmetics
PARABENS What are they?
A group of chemicals that have been used since the 1920’s as preservatives in our cosmetics and food. Today, we can find them a range of beauty products you have at home from cosmetics, toiletries, shampoo, make-up, to baby products! They are absorbed through the skin, accumulate fatty tissues, mimic oestrogen in the body and increase the growth of human breast cancer cells.
What to use instead: Look for products that contain Sorbid Acid (found in our Antioxidant Face Cream), Sodium Benzoate or Dehydroacetic Acid (found in our Rose Diamond Face Cream) all from a natural source which protect the products but don’t damage your health.
FORMALEDHYE What is it?
Formaldehyde is a common preservative, germicide, fungicide and disinfectant found in a number of cosmetics including your face and body moisturisers and nail varnish, this nasty little chemical has been liked to a increased risk of breast cancer.
*product composition of nail polishes
Our Organic Glam Nail Polishes are Non-toxic, FREE from DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde. Fast-drying and long-lasting giving you a salon quality finish without compromise.
PHALATES What are they?
Used as solvents in perfumes and cosmetics like nail polishes (to reduce cracking by making them less brittle) and hair sprays (to avoid stiffness by allowing them to form flexible film on the hair), DEP is an EDC and may be linked to breast cancer, premature breast development in young girls and they create interference with reproductive development in male foetuses.