Are your beauty products doing more harm than good? - Emily Skye

Are your beauty products doing more harm than good?

Are your beauty products doing more harm than good?

Beauty and personal care products such as moisturisers, cleansers, soaps, shampoos, conditioners, makeup and perfumes, are all designed to make us look and feel our best, however, chances are that the ones you are using might be doing more damage than good!

Our skin is porous and absorbs small amounts of everything we put on it. So soaps, creams and makeup get absorbed into the body. Knowing that, we want to make sure that we are not rubbing pretty smelling poisons onto our body each day. Luckily we are now so much more aware of the toxic properties that are commonly used in many beauty and personal care products.

Here is a list of some of the more common chemicals, found in everyday products that you want to try and avoid as much as possible:

  • Aluminium
  • Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)
  • Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)
  • DEA, (Cocamide DEA and Lauramide DEA)
  • Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)
  • Formaldehyde -
  • Parabens
  • Petrolatum
  • PEGs
  • Sodiul Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
  • Siloxanes
  • Talc
  • Triclosan
  • Toluene

The good news is that as consumers have been made more aware of the dangers of these chemicals, many of the cosmetic and personal care companies have adjusted their products or brought out new lines that advertise as being more organic and free from many of these harsh chemicals.

Because there are so many different brands coming out with health conscious products, we no longer have to pay an arm and a leg to make sure we are getting a product free from harsh chemicals.

So if you love your skin products, but want to avoid these nasty chemicals, look out for brands that advertise as being free of these! Because you are worth it! 

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