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December 02, 2019
In today’s wellness and skincare markets we see so many clean, organic and vegan options that it’s easy to become less vigilant about what we are eating or what we are putting on our skin. We applaud any brand that is committed to creating cleaner and more planet friendly options, but we still want you to stay on top of reading your labels, and here's why:
Our skin absorbs approximately 60% of what we apply to it. That's quite a bit! Are you choosing the right products with clean ingredients? Or do you put irritating substances on your skin that are chemical based? Are you ingesting harmful substances unnoticed? Our skin is our largest organ and is like a sponge, absorbing everything we put on it! Yikes!
Most beauty products still contain glycol’s, alcohol and parabens, even in the vegan options. These ingredients do not always leave our bodies and they can affect the endocrine system, which affects our hormone levels and could even affect your fertility. This is just a small part of what these chemicals do in our bodies, we cannot yet oversee the impact they have on us, in the long term they may even lead to cancer, we simply do not know yet.
If you’d like to commit to a healthier skincare regimen that is also planet friendly, here’s a list of ingredients to avoid:
While many of these ingredients have been banned in Europe and Canada, they are still allowed and wildly available in the US.
So you see there is a lot to look out for when you are reading your labels. While this task may seem almost daunting, doing your due diligence will make a great impact on your skin, and our planet will thank you!
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