You may eat clean, but are you still using toxic chemicals in your skin care products?
The skin is the largest organ in the human body and since it is porous, it absorbs whatever you put on it.
Many skin care products on the market contain a great deal of chemicals, such as Formaldehyde, which is a carcinogen. Skin care manufacturers will often list Formaldehyde releasing preservatives on their labels, such as: 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,2-Diol, Diazolidonyl Urea, Imidazolidinyl Urea and Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate to name but a few.
Lots of skin care products also use cheap, synthetic antioxidants which are also carcinogenic. Synthetic antioxidants to avoid are ingredients with the prefix PEG, DEA, BHA or BHT. Other harmful ingredients to be on the lookout for are: parabens, petrochemicals and Sodium laureth sulfate.
Check the labels on your current skin care products today, do they contain any of the nasties above? Purest Organics products contain absolutely no chemicals and each of our product ranges include only pure, organic, natural ingredients – that’s our guarantee!
Paraben – It is a medical fact that estrogen stimulates breast cancer and anything absorbed through the skin may be as high as 10 times the concentration of an oral dose. It is a low-cost synthetic preservative for which many large cosmetic brands have tried to fund study to prove that prolonged usage is safe; all studies failed.
Phthalates Dibutylphthalate (DBP, DEP, also butyl ester) helps skin care absorb into skin. DEHP has been classified as a “probable human carcinogen” by the EPA. The Department of Health and Human Services has also classified DEHP as a potential carcinogen. We prefer skin care that may take longer to absorb, rather than a product that absorbs rapidly, while injecting phthalates into our skin cells. Do not use it.
Petrochemicals – Almost all skin care products contain synthetic substances – petroleum (chemical) based. Studies have found that oral and topical application of petrochemicals in rodents resulted in anemia, kidney degeneration, and nerve damage to the brain and spinal cord. Even more disturbing was that several animals died before the study ended! Are you shocked that people still use these chemicals on their body?
SLS – In sufficient amounts, it is capable of changing the information in genetic material found in cells. It has been used in studies to induce mutations in bacteria. It denatures protein, impairs proper structural formation of young eyes, creating permanent damage. SLS can damage the immune system. It can cause separation of skin layers and cause inflammation to the skin. If it interacts with other nitrogen bearing ingredients.
Do your own research – there have been many studies done on these chemicals.