The Ugly Truth
1. A certain percentage of what goes onto your skin, goes into your body
2. Hazardous chemicals, linked to cancer and birth defects, therefore, do not
belong in cosmetics or skincare
The ugly truth, is that there are many ingredients in your daily beauty
routines that are potentially harming your health (unless of course you have
already switched over to safer, toxin free, natural beauty products). The
'uglier truth', is that there are little to no regulations in regards to the
use of these harmful ingredients in your cosmetics. These ingredients
include hazardous chemicals, potential carcinogens, known hormone disruptors,
allergens, and ingredients linked to birth defects and infertility.
Whether they are causing a headache, or a much larger life threatening disease,
they simply do not belong in your cosmetics. It’s time to make the switch to
natural organic cosmetics. We call it Pure Glam!
Ingredients Are We Talking About?
The list really is huge. But here are some of the 'worst offenders' in
the beauty industry. We guarantee that none of these are on the
ingredients list of any of the products we carry...
Parabens - a class of chemicals potentially linked to hormone
disruption and breast cancer. Used in cosmetics as preservatives.
Phthalates - a class of chemicals linked to hormone
disruption. Used in cosmetics and fragrance, but also in household soft
Sodium Laureth/Lauryl Sulfates - ingredients linked to cancer and
other health issues, but also just really too harsh for the skin. Used in
products to make them lather such as shampoo and bubble bath.
Triclosan - linked to hormone disruption and other health
concerns. Used in 'anti-bacterial' products like soaps and hand sanitizers.
Fragrance/Parfum/Perfume - mystery ingredients that typically
include a concoction of chemicals. Can trigger allergies, asthma,
headaches and can be linked to cancer. Fragrance is a mystery ingredient
because the word fragrance actually means nothing in terms of
ingredients. 'Fragrance' can be composed of any number of
ingredients. Companies do not have to disclose what ingredients make up
their fragrance. So you never really know what is going onto your skin.
BHA & BHT - linked to cancer and hormone disruption. Used
in a variety of cosmetic products on the market.
What to do?
Even if you
start making the switch to natural cosmetics one product at a time, using the safe
and organic beauty products, is not only going to benefit your health, it is
also going to help improve the look, texture and condition of your skin. BONUS!