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Sulfates

Sulfates

Most body washes (and other products that create suds) contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), a foaming agent. Typically the second or third ingredient in body was, SLS is added simply to create more bubbles. Consumers have a misconception that the more bubbles and suds you have, the cleaner you are. However, you don't need extra bubbles to be clean. All SLS does is dry out your skin. SLS is a surfectant, which means that it helps rinse dirt and oil away from your skin. SLS is such a good surfectant that it is also used to degrease car engines in higher concentrations. Sulfates have been known to cause allergic reactions in consumers. Below is a list of common sulfates.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS), Ammonium Laureth Sulfate (ALES)

Parabens

Parabens

Parabens are a group of chemicals widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic industry. About 90% of all skincare and cosmetic products contain parabens. Preservatives are used to prevent bacterial growth and to prolong shelf-life of products. Parabens are effective preservatives and are widely used due to their low costs. Parabens have been shown to cause allergice reactions, are a leading cause of contact dermatitis, and mimic estrogen in the body, which disrupts the delicate hormonal balance that the body needs for good health. This is especially of concern for adolescents and pregnant women. There is a concern that parabens effect the baby's development, and may also affect the reproductive system of a baby boy. Parabens have also been linked to organ system toxicity, cancer, neurological disorders, and developmental disorders. However, the FDA does not believe parabens present a health concern for consumers at the quantities present in cosmetic products. Cosmetics typically contain less than 3% parabens, but there are products that contain levels up to 25%. Listed below are the most common parabens.

Butylparaben, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, and Isopropylparaben

Phthalates

Phthalates

Phthalates (pronounced THA-lates) are plasticizers that most commonly exist in fragrance oils. Cosmetic companies are not required to disclose the ingredients in a fragrance, as it is considered a trade secret, so most consumers are not aware of the amount of phthalates in their products, if any. A recent study published a relationship between phthalates and the permanent birth defects of male babies' reproductive systems. Below is a list of common phthalates.

Diethyl phthalate (DEP), Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), Butylbenzyl phthalate (BBzP), Diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), and Dimethyl phthalate (DMP)

Your skin is your body's largest organ. 60% of what our skin comes in contact with is absorbed into our bodies.

What are you putting into your body?

Our products are sulfate free, paraben free, and phthalate free.

 

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