Here is a staggering fact: The average female, using mass-produced products, puts around 90 chemicals on their bodies every morning!
We all know that most beauty products tend to contain some chemicals. After all, they need to hold their properties for a couple of years. This is in case they aren’t immediately bought and used, so they need to contain preservatives etc.
However, what you may not know is that there is a wide range of natural, cruelty-free beauty products that are fully capable of holding their properties without using any chemicals that can hurt your body.
So, when you are trying to continue to maintain a beautiful skin and hair but want to ensure that you are not harming your body at the same time, then you should keep reading. You are about to discover the 4 main beauty ingredients you want to avoid. (Check the products in your bathroom – you might be very surprised!)
If you check the labels of your mass produced beauty products, you will probably discover that almost all of them (or even all) contain parabens. Parabens are preservatives that prevent the growth of yeast, mould, and bacteria in beauty products. However, and while this may seem like a good thing, there is also the other side of the coin that you should be aware of.
Parabens include estrogen-mimicking properties which have been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.
When you are about to buy a new beauty product, no matter if it is a shampoo, a conditioner or a moisturiser, you probably have the habit of smelling it. After all, you want to ensure that you like the scent since you will be wearing it every day. However, what you may not know is that this smell or fragrance may actually be harming you. The truth is that fragrance mixes have been linked with dermatitis, allergies, respiratory distress, and even effects on the reproductive system.
This is a huge group of chemicals that can be found in nail polish, hair sprays, lotions, and perfumes. The fact is that these chemicals are known to be endocrine disruptors and have been linked to increased risk of breast cancer.
One of the things that you need to be extra careful about these chemicals is that they may not be included directly in the label but the product may still contain it. Many brands opt to include this ingredient within the ‘fragrance’ topic.
To prevent bacteria growth, many beauty brands tend to include formaldehyde chemicals on their products. However, what most people don’t know is that The International Agency for Research on Carcinogens (IARC) was deemed as a human carcinogen and has been related to some related cancers. Besides, it is important to know that there are also other less extreme reactions. These may include skin irritations, for example.
The Bottom Line
While you may be worried about the beauty products that you have been using up until now, the truth is that you need to think about both the present and the future. So, in our opinion, you should start replacing those beauty products that you usually use by vegan-friendly products soon as you can.
And the best place to start – where you can be totally confident that you are using natural, chemical free, cruelty free products is at Tropic Skincare. Check it out – explore the fabulous range ,and start to free yourself from that nasty, possibly deadly chemical laden routine that you may be doing on a regular basis.
Cassie and the Crew
NOTE: I am an Independent Tropic Ambassador and the views and opinions expressed here are solely my own and not those of Tropic Skincare Ltd