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Toxic Chemicals to Avoid in Skin Products

chemicals to avoid in skin products

Love your skin!

And one of the best ways to do this is to avoid products containing toxic chemicals.  Such chemicals are included in many of the beauty products sold in the USA. 

Your skin deserves the most natural and organic products to be used on it.   And the concern is that even cosmetic and skin care bottles labelled “organic” or “natural” may still have  parabens, chemicals and carcinogens lurking within them if consumers are unaware.  The problem is magnified because many far more chemicals than they realize during their skincare routines night and day.  Such exposure to chemicals and toxins can affect the way our bodies function, from the endocrine system to the digestive system. 

Even the label of “natural” can be misleading.  It can simply mean plant-based but still also mean highly processed. 

The toxic ingredients that you need to avoid if you care about what you apply to your skin.

Fake fragrances can lead to allergies, dermatitis and even have an unwanted effect on hormones.  Fragrances are commonly found in moisturizers, body washes and shampoos. Instead, go for a natural scent such as lavender or rose because they are much more unlikely to cause sensitivity and irritation of the skin.

Propylene Glycol (PG) can be found in many moisturizers, shampoos and sunscreens.  This by product of a fossil fuel can cause an allergic reaction - including mild conjunctivitis. 

Parabens can disrupt our natural hormones and worse.  They are used as a preservative to help products last longer.

Phthalates is another unfortunate ingredient found in moisturizers and other products.  And, because they can be included in the description of “fragrance”, companies don’t have to list what’s in it.   In addition, when a company claims they want to maintain their “secret formula”, the law says they do NOT have to disclose the ingredients - even the dangerous ones. 

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is known to irritate the skin and eyes but also has the potential to interact and combine with other chemicals to form sinister nitrosamines. 

Going REALLY natural for the skin you’re in

Now that you know the worst of the ingredients to avoid in skincare, take the time to read through the ingredients on the back of each bottle – with an open mind. 

It can be a big relief to know that it is in your hands to avoid the harmful ingredients by replacing with really natural products for your precious skin.

The products that your skin absorbs the most

These are the ones applied to your face every morning and night – namely skin cleanser and moisturizer, making them the most important for ensuring the safest possible ingredients.  

What could be safer and gentler to your skin than our Simply Cleansing Oil and Simply Face Oil as well as many others in our range?

Simply Cleansing Oil

This is a gentle natural alternative to those over-the counter cleansers which may be harsh on the skin and contain unwanted chemicals and additives.  Simply Cleansing Oil is made from a blend of pure natural essential oils and cold pressed or expeller pressed precious oils, acting as an emulsifier with the skin's natural sebum and gently unclogs the pores, lifting grime and imbedded impurities without stripping the skin's natural oils.  The specially selected pure ingredients help to clean, tighten and tone the skin. Simply Cleansing Oil is rich in high concentrations of vitamins, minerals and powerful anti-oxidants.

Simply Face Oil

Made from a blend of pure natural essential oils and cold pressed or expeller pressed precious oils - nothing else but love, helping to tighten and tone the skin. Simply Face Oil is rich in high concentrations of vitamins, minerals and powerful anti-oxidants, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, essential fatty acids and squalene. Plant extracts contain all the nutrients our skin requires to be healthy - no need for long names you can't pronounce or chemicals and preservatives!

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