Ingredients to Avoid
Did you know that what you put on your body will likely end up in your body? This is called dermal exposure. It means that what you put on your skin will end up being absorbed by your skin into your bloodstream. That's why it's so important to eliminate the following ingredients from your skincare routine.
Aluminum: Used in antiperspirants to control sweat, but is a skin irritant. There is a lot of strong evidence that shows aluminum to be a neurotoxin and is linked to a higher risk of Alzheimer's.
Benzyl Acetate: Used in skincare products as a solvent with fragrances. Benzyl Acetate is linked to pancreatic cancer, as well as being a possible neurotoxin.
Fragrance: Used in skincare as a perfume, but is an immune system and respiratory system toxicant. Fragrances can cause allergic symptoms in many people causing your skin to negatively react.
Hydroquinone: Used as a skin lightener in mainstream products, but is an immune system toxicant.
Parabens: Used as preservative and anti-bacterial agent in skincare products. Parabens disrupt hormone levels which can lead to certain types of cancer and cause infertility.
Phthalates: Used in skincare products as a solvent with fragrances. Phthalates are man-made chemicals that interfere with your body's natural hormones, which could result in Autism, certain types of cancer, and fertility issues in men and women.
Sodium Laurel/Laureth Sulfate: Used as surfactant (foaming agent). It is easily absorbed into your skin and can have long term negative effects such as: skin and eye irritation, organ toxicity, hormone disruption, possible link to cancer.