Hello everybody! I hope you’re all doing really well.
Today we are here to talk about toxic ingredients to avoid in cosmetics, and how to choose natural products that are are safe for your skin, but will also make you feel gorgeous (I promise). Honestly, the brands I am about to show you are just as effective as the ones you’ll find in supermarkets. In fact, since I started using more natural skincare and haircare products, I feel great about my choices and I can tell that the products are amazing too! But it’s also great to know that I also not harming the environment or the animals when doing so.
Sodium Lauryl Sulphate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate. These components are what make soaps foamy and will give you that sensation of “cleanliness”. However, it’s also what causes your eye to get irritated if a little gets in it, its ingestion can cause a whole lot of trouble, as well as skin dehydration and irritation.
Parabens. Used as preservatives, they are not always labeled. They are commonly used in deodorants and other skin care products, and they have also been found in breast cancer tumors.
Phthalates. Unfortunately many brands don’t label this ingredient. But health effects include damage to liver, kidneys, birth defects, decreased sperm counts and early breast development in girls… and boys!
Petrolatum, or Propylene Glycol, is derived from petroleum plastics. It is so dangerous that its manipulation requires special gloves, clothing, goggles, and can only be disposed of by burying. It is recommended not to get in touch with it to avoid body abnormalities. Its little brother, PEGs, stands for Propyethylene Glycol, which is an ingredient responsible for skin irritation and allergies. PEGs are derived from Propylene Glycol and this derivative releases dangerous levels of dioxin and You will find it in all soaps, creams… but also in baby creams and sunscreens.