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How Natural is Your Skincare?

Why you want to know what's in your skin care products.


Did you know that your skin absorbs 60-70% of what you put on it and further... that it only takes  26 SECONDS for chemicals to be absorbed into your bloodstream! Essentially, you are not just what you eat but what you use.

 

This is why it's important not to be fooled by a product name or description – get to know and understand your cosmetic labels! That’s the only way to truly know what is in the products you are using, and how safe they really are. This guide will help you do just that.  A lot of cosmetic products appear interesting and appealing, but that doesn’t mean all of them are as efficient and safe as you might think. Many products contain ingredients you may prefer to avoid, ingredients that can be sensitizing and irritating, or ingredients that can even be harmful.  Fancy packaging and clever wording on the labels can make you believe the product is something that it actually isn’t.  Fancy packaging and clever wording on the labels can make you believe the product is something that it actually isn’t. 

 

 For instance, a large number of companies use a product name or label to highlight ingredients that are only present in tiny quantities, and that in reality are not big enough for the ingredient to have an effect, but they sound very attractive on the label.  Other companies use words like ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ to give the impression that the product is made entirely from natural or organic ingredients, when that isn’t the case.  

 

To really know what is and what isn’t in your product, you need to read the whole label, not just trust an attractive name.  Don’t know how? We’re here to help!

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 Find what it's used for in skincare

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Find out how a specific ingredient rates in terms of safety and toxicity.

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