5 Skincare Ingredients to say Goodbye to!

 

 

1. Parabens

What are they? 

Parabens are artificial preservatives often found in cosmetic and body care products. They help the shelf life of the product.

Some of the common ones are: 

methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, and ethylparaben.

Why say goodbye? 

Scientists suggest that parabens can cause skin irritation and disrupt hormones in the body.

Here is a site you can also use to search more info about ingredients and an article specifically on Parabens: https://www.ewg.org/what-are-parabens

2. Fragrances (perfume or perfum)

 What are they?

 The FDA defines fragrance as a combination of chemicals that gives each perfume or cologne its distinct scent. Did you know? Products often list “fragrance” on the label though very few name the specific ingredients.  If you think about it, it could be anything! 

Why say goodbye? 

Many ingredients listed under “fragrance” can cause allergies and sensitivities as well as allergies, migraines, and asthma symptoms.

3. Oxybenzones 

What are they? 

 Oxybenzonese one of the active ingredients found in sunscreen.  

Why say goodbye? 

Oxybenzones can cause irritation, disrupt hormone channels, and act as a disruptor of normal biological processes in the skin and in the body.

Better Alternative?

Try using products with herbs and organic essential oils. We never use fragrance in our prodcuts, and for good reason! Check out our organic essential oil line

4. Formaldehyde 

What is it? 

Formaldehyde is a colorless, flammable gas often used in cosmetics. Did you know? It is also often used in the production of fertilizer, paper, and other household products. 

Some popular names for it are: 

  • Formalin
  • Formic aldehyde
  • Methanediol
  • Methanal
  • Methyl aldehyde
  • Methylene glycol
  • Methylene oxide

Why say goodbye? 

The most common side effect of formaldehyde in cosmetics is skin irritation, including scalp burns and hair loss. It has also been linked to cancer!

 5. Mineral oil

What is it?

Mineral oil is a clear, odorless liquid and a common ingredient in a variety of cosmetics and personal care products. It can be found in moisturizers such as petroleum jelly. 

Why say goodbye? 

It coats the skin and can clogs pores.

A Better Alternative? 

Unrefined, organic shea butter. One of the main superstars in our Sweet Dreams Glow Balm.

& remember, just because you cannot pronounce it, does not make it bad! We have to go deeper than that!

 

Sources:

https://www.chemicalsafetyfacts.org/mineral-oil/

https://www.safecosmetics.org/

https://www.byrdie.com/what-are-parabens

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/style/a19908043/formaldehyde-in-cosmetics-what-s-the-verdict/

https://www.ewg.org/what-are-parabens#:~:text=Given%20the%20endocrine%20disruption%20capacity,personal%20care%20or%20cosmetic%20products

https://www.byrdie.com/oxybenzone-5185876 

https://davidsuzuki.org/queen-of-green/dirty-dozen-parfum-fragrance/


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