Unmasking The Toxic Personal Care Industry | 4 Reasons Why Choosing Healthy Skincare is Super Important

Unmasking The Toxic Personal Care Industry | 4 Reasons Why Choosing Healthy Skincare is Super Important

In the pursuit of radiant and youthful skin, many people turn to massive skincare and personal care companies that promise us miracles in a bottle. But behind shelfie-worthy labels and compelling claims are often harmful toxins that not only affect our skin but can be dangerous for our internal health and our environments as well. The personal care industry is wildly unregulated and profit is the priority for big corporations and their shareholders, not your health and wellbeing. 

In this blog post we will explore 4 reasons why choosing healthy skincare with low toxicity is super important!

1. Protecting Your Skin Barrier:

Our skin acts as a protective barrier shielding us from external aggressors like bacteria, toxic chemicals and UV light. Ironically, many skincare products contain harsh chemicals like parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrance and phthalates, which disrupt the skin barrier.  'Gaps' or 'weaknesses' in the skin barrier can lead to challenging skin conditions, redness or allergic reactions and may also be an outward signal of toxicity inside the body. Skincare made with safe and gentle ingredients fortifies the skin barrier so it can properly keep our internal body safe from external threats.

2. Nurturing Vibrant Internal Health

The skin is our largest organ and it readily and quickly absorbs substances applied topically. Chemicals, both beneficial or harmful, enter the bloodstream and impact overall health. Though it may seem like an exaggerated claim, just consider how topical birth control or nicotine patches work when they're simply applied to the skin.

Healthy skincare with a higher proportion of unrefined botanical ingredients contain sources of vitamins, antioxidants, and other nourishing elements. Healthy compounds like these can be absorbed through the skin, providing potential benefits beyond external appearance. For instance, antioxidants like vitamin C and E can help neutralize free radicals, contributing to skin health and our internal organ systems as well!

3. Keeping Toxins out of the Environment

When we wash off personal care products in the shower, the toxins they contain, (like parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances) usually find their way into water systems. Once in waterways, these pollutants negatively impact aquatic ecosystems, potentially harming marine life and contributing to environmental degradation. Opting for toxin-free skincare is great for our personal health but also the health of the natural ecosystem we are living in.

4. Being Empowered in Your Health and Wellness Journey

Large commercial beauty and personal care brands don't safe guard your health and government doesn't offer sufficient regulation of the industry to adequately do so either. Unfortunately, this means the burden is on you, the consumer, to understand what's in your personal care products and make decisions to enhance your health instead of diminish it.

Our mission is to handcraft safe and gentle skincare the supports your overall health AND meets your skincare goals with ingredients you know and understand. We aim to empower you by regularly and transparently sharing our production process, ingredient highlights and explanations, tips for understanding labels and much more on our blog and social media platforms.

Find out more about what is in (and what's NOT in) our skincare formulas here:

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