Your skin is your body’s largest organ and can absorb chemicals from the cosmetics you apply. It’s important to use natural, organic cosmetics to avoid your body absorbing allergy causing, cancer causing or otherwise toxic synthetic chemicals. Conventional cosmetics use a range of artificial additives including parabens, petrochemicals, phthalates, silicones and sulphates. That’s quite a cocktail for your body to absorb. While these chemicals may sound innocuous, many have been linked to harmful effects on the body. Parebens, a type of preservative have been found in breast cancer tumours and may contribute to sterility in males and hormone imbalance in females. Sodium Lauryl Sulphate is used in floor cleaners and engine degreasers and may cause eye damage, skin irritation or breathing difficulties.

Organic cosmetics

Use natural ingredients that haven’t been exposed to synthetic chemicals in their cultivation. All products are free of genetic modification, artificial preservatives, dyes and fragrances, not tested on animals and grown using sustainable farming methods. While many who seek to live an organic lifestyle are aware of the food they eat, it’s important to realize that your skin is also major pathway for chemicals to enter your body. Using organic cosmetics means you work with natural ingredients proven to deliver great cosmetic results without the use of harsh chemicals or cruel animal testing.

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