I have not always been a believer in Natural and Organic beauty. As a member of the diverse retail beauty industry we are often times overloaded with false science and claims by the thousands of brands we represent. For years, I embraced Natural brands and their philosophy but never truly believed what they were doing was better, or safer than the typical brand.
I did extensive research on the topic of ingredients in beauty products and the effect they have on the body and found overwhelming reason why I should avoid such products and ingredients. I also began to think about things in a logical sense. Just because a Big Mac has some lettuce and onions does not mean it is good for me. It contains mostly gunk and fillers. Same thing with most mainstream beauty products.
A cream may claim to contain Vitamin C, but only contains a small percentage; the bulk of the product contains unnecessary fillers, silicones, health hazardous preservatives and chemicals.
I realized that beauty products should be viewed in the same way as healthy eating. Just as organic fruits, vegetables and whole foods that are unprocessed, without preservatives are the best for internal health, the same goes for what we place on our skin. Take a little time to learn the nitty gritty about the ingredients in your beauty products and I guarantee you will at least think twice before slathering it on.
What we place on our skin is absorbed and should be clean, nutritious and free of useless, unknown or harmful ingredients.
Ingredients to avoid
Parabens: Ethyl, Butyl, Methyl, Propyl, and Parahydroxybenzoate
Sodium Laureth/Lauryl Sulfate
FD&C D&C dyes
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