Would you be surprised if I shared that most skin care products are highly toxic? Maybe yes, maybe no. Well, they are. We put them on our skin and absorb these toxins into our blood stream. Not only are some of the ingredients toxic, some actually are cancer causing.
Responsible companies are now more aware that consumers are wanting organic skin care products that are safe, free from harmful toxins, chemicals, garbage, and drying ingredients.
How can you tell what is safe? Here is a list of some of the harmful ingredients to avoid:
Acrylamide; Alcohols, DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (monoethanolamine), and TEA (triethanolamine); Dioxane; Fragrance; Mineral oil: liquid paraffin, paraffin wax, petrolatum; Nitrosamines; Padimate-O – also known as octyl dimethyl; Parabens; Phenol carbolic acid; Polyethylene glycol (PEG); Rancid natural emollients; Toluene (found in artificial fragrances); and Triclosan;
Quite a list. It pays to look at labels to see what you are actually putting on your skin. Look for products that are free of the above ingredients and are approved as organic skin care.