We’re smarter consumers than we used to be.
In 2018, we check the ingredients in the things we eat and put on our bodies. We avoid certain chemicals that we know can hurt us. We have a better understanding of how what we put in and on our bodies has a direct impact on our health.
For this reason, a lot of us have decided to stick with “natural” products.
Because natural ingredients should be a lot safer than a chemical made in a laboratory, right?
Well… no. And here’s why.
Is Natural Really Better?
Don’t let the beauty industry fool you.
When it comes to the regulation of using the word “natural” on personal care products… there is none.
The FDA allows brands to describe their products as natural, even if it isn’t true. Your “all-natural” toiletries may actually only contain a minimal amount of natural ingredients.
How to See if Your Products are Safe - the RIGHT Way
There’s nothing wrong with natural products. In fact, botanicals have a lot to offer in skincare.
But what us consumers should be actually concerned about is if our products are safe. Natural doesn’t necessarily mean safe. (You wouldn’t be thrilled if your new moisturizer had poison ivy in it, would you?)
If you’re serious about a toxin- and carcinogen-free lifestyle, the best thing you can do is to learn how to read an ingredient label.
Certain chemicals build up toxins in our bodies over time. It’s much more important to know what these chemicals are than to be lured into a false state of security with “natural” products.
To get you started, here are some hints that a chemical in the ingredient label is harmful. If you have any of these chemicals in your beauty products, throw them away!
Ends in -glycol
Ends in -paraben
Sodium laureth (or lauryl) sulfate
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