Do you like natural ingredients?
Of course you do.
Walk up to anyone in the street and ask them if they like using all-natural ingredients in their daily lives – their food, their body care, their hair care, and even their skin care.
Ask them if they use face masks, serums, or other products to enhance their external appearance, and they will surely say “yes”.
Did you know that nearly all the ingredients the commercial beauty products have, are harmful to your health?
Here is a list of the most harmful ingredients that are found inside most beauty products:
Parabens: a type of preservative to keep the product inside its packaging fresh for a very long time.
Pretty inexpensive, you will find it in many creams.
Formaldehyde: The colourless gas that doctors use to preserve dead tissue (have you seen these labs where scientists keep various parts from the human body – these ones).
Formaldehyde acts as an anti-bacterial preservative to reduce the growth of bacteria in the product.
Sodium lauryl sulphate: SLS is the ingredient that turns a squirty body wash into a smooth lather. It is basically used to make bubbles.
However, at the same time, it is a hard detergent that causes dry and flaking skin, allergies and redness.
Petrolatum: it is a harmful skincare chemical that is heavily used by moisturising products such as lip balms and creams. It is used NOT to moisturise your skin, but to create a barrier that retains moisture.
This is what makes your skin suffocate and dry out!
Coal tar: Oh my goodness. Coal tar is used for lipstick colourants and the more vibrant your lipstick is, the more coal tar it contains.
Due to its composition, it is really heavy and puts weight on the skin. It turns out that the skin reacts by showing you irritations, acne and allergies!
Let’s not continue – we are quite depressed by now!
No worries, we will write a full list of harmful ingredients the beauty industry is using to make you more beautiful, at your expense, on another post.
Wouldn’t it be nicer and better for you and your body, if you got less (or none at all) harmful ingredients, and more of the healthy ones?