What do you put on your skin everyday?
Did you know?
If you are a regular user of moisturiser, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, perfume, deodorant and make-up (and let’s face it, most of us are), then you could be exposing yourself to a potentially hazardous cocktail of chemicals. The majority of chemicals which go into our ‘beauty’ products are scarily similar to harsh industrial chemicals. Although individual chemicals can be tested for toxicity, no-one really knows what the effect is of mixing these chemicals together on a regular basis as so many of us do each morning as we shower, do our hair and apply make-up. Although many beauty products claim to be anti-ageing they could actually be doing the exact opposite! Some contain carcinogenic ingredients and substances which could ultimately contribute to wrinkles and bad skin.
Below is a list of the products which you really don’t want to see in your beauty products. Also below you will find a list of natural skincare companies, which are fortunately increasing in number as more and more people become conscious of the chemical cocktails found in many conventional products.
What should you avoid when you’re shopping for products?
What’s the alternative?
There is now a fantastic range of natural and organic products on the market. Here is a selection of some of the best. A number of these companies have great anti-ageing skincare products such as Aveda and Dr Hauschka.
Your guide to living whole and well. Emma Olliff is a Registered Nutritional Therapist, wellness expert, food lover, and advocate for healthy living!