How ‘safe’ is your beauty regime?

Your skin is the largest organ of your body and since it is porous, itĀ absorbs 60-80% of all chemicals applied to it. That’s not a made up figure, it’s backed up by science. How do you think nicotine or birth control patches work? Cosmetics are tested (to an extent) before they can be released for sale. So technically, all products are ‘safe’ by government standards. But it’s how they’re testing that’s the problem and the standards they’re required to meet. When determining the safety of a chemical in skin absorption it’s all about risk assessment. What determines the toxicity of […]

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Toxin-Free Tampons

The average female uses more than 12,000 tampons in her life. No doubt, if you’re reading this, you’re already a fan of natural and organic living. You look to avoid excessive consumption of pesticides and chemicals, and take a similar approach to your beauty regime. But there’s a little something in the back of your bathroom draw that you may be overlooking – your sanitary products. Organic cotton tampons, for instance, might seem a step too far. We often forget about our pads and tampons when making the shift to natural living. After all, they are essentials and we don’t […]

The stinky problem with antiperspirants

Deodorant – man’s greatest invention. I want you all to smell sweet and fresh at all times. But I do want you to be aware of the hidden dangers lurking inside your antiperspirant deodorant. Antiperspirant deodorant products often contain extremely toxic chemicals and heavy metals that can cause severe harm to the human nervous system. To rub such products under the arms is inviting the absorption of these harmful chemicals, which many believe will inevitably lead to cancer or neurological problems (such as Alzheimer’s disease). But rest assured, there are plenty of safe and natural alternatives to keep you popular […]

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Top 10 nasty chemicals to avoid in your beauty regime

The cosmetics industry uses thousands of synthetic chemicals in its products, in everything from lipstick and lotion to shampoo and shaving cream. I’ve previously written about toxic chemicals hiding in your beauty products. What are these chemicals hiding in your beauty products? Chemicals in beauty products to avoid Many of these substances are also used in industrial manufacturing processes to clean industrial equipment, stabilise pesticides and grease gears. I think common sense can tell us a product that de-greases floors shouldnt be used on our faces! Here’s some of the worst 10 common chemicals you’ll find in your beauty cabinet […]