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Find out about chemicals you should really stay far, far away from and companies who consciously choose NOT to add chemicals to their make-up products.
I’m a big fan of not putting crap on your skin. I think as a Naturopath and as a woman, chemicals are to be avoided, not brandished on our skin to have a certain look.
Fortunately there are companies that understand that the skin detoxes our body’s but it also absorbs the things we put in it. BE CAREFUL!!
So imagine when you know that on average a woman absorbs 5 pounds of make-up annually!! That’s kinda gross. That means you as a woman are absorbing things like:
Phthalates – They mimic human hormones. A study by the University of Maryland reported that exposure to phthalates could cause reproductive abnormalities and decreased production of testosterone in men. They make the make-up smell pretty.
BHUT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
quarternium-15, Quaternium-18, Quaternium-26
ALL of these release harmful formaldehyde gas.
PEGS – Polyethylene glycols, or PEGs, are petroleum-based compounds that are used to thicken, soften, and gelatinize cosmetics, making them a common ingredient in cream-based products. The biggest issue with PEGs is that they are often contaminated with ethylene oxide and 1,4-dioxane.
THESE ARE CARCINOGENIC!
BHA and BHT are used as preservatives that interfere with hormone production.
Also make sure you don’t find:
*****Parabens, Octinoxate, p-Phenylenediamine, Carbon black, CL(5 digit #), channel black, pigment black 6, pigment black 7, acetylene black, froflow, arogen, arotone, arovel, arrow, atlantic, black pearls and Siloxanes (aka: -siloxane or -methicone)*****
Luckily there are awesome companies that make great make-up!Check these out! These are my absolute favorites!!!!
100 percent pureEverything about this company screams yummy!!
Dr. Hauschka Talk about elegant and generally amazing products!
Au Naturale Such great variety of products!
Ecco Bella Another company that cares!
Take a look and try to move away from the dirty, toxic stuff you buy in a drugstore or department store. Care for you skin by caring for yourself.