We aren't into scaremongering but we do think it’s important people are aware of the toxins and risks associated with using non-natural skin and body care products.
Here are our top reasons to go natural:
The average adult is exposed to 168 hazardous chemicals each day - how scary is that?!
Chemicals such as phthalates, mineral oils, sodium lauryl sulphate, propylene glycol, and parabens, are all commonly used in cosmetics and body care products and are known carcinogens or toxins that affect the immune, reproductive, and endocrine systems.
There’s no such thing as thick skin. Your skin absorbs things easily and anything that is applied to the skin - such as moisturisers, lipsticks, deodorants, and other cosmetics are absorbed into the body and into the bloodstream just as if you’d eaten it.
Infertility is rising in women under the age of 25, reduce the risk by eliminating chemicals as soon as possible.
A major study found that pregnant women and women of childbearing age are at greater risk for infertility and reproductive problems as result of exposure to certain common chemical ingredients.
Unborn babies have been found to carry hundreds of chemicals. Lab tests have detected as many as 232 chemicals in newborns which were tested through an umbilical cord blood study. This report has produced hard evidence that children are being exposed, beginning in the womb, to complex mixtures of dangerous substances that may have lifelong consequences.
Low doses matter. You may think “oh it’s just a little bit” or “I use natural body wash so my moisturiser doesn’t matter” but exposure to chemicals is cumulative and adds up over time exponentially with exposures to other toxins in the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe.
Natural products just work better. Non-toxic skincare products are more effective simply because they are made with ingredients that don't disrupt your body's natural state. Since what you put on your skin will end up in your body, treat your body well and you will feel and look your best.