Your Skin Care Questions
Can you name any of the preservatives in your current skin care products?
If the ingredients in your current skin care products sounds like a scientific lab, as oppose to items grown organically by nature, you may want to reconsider other options. Made from Earth uses preservatives such as Vitamin E, lemon essential oil, orange essential oil, and other holistic methods instead of the chemical preservatives.
Since I do not have a negative reaction with my current moisturizer, does that mean it is safe?
This does not necessarily mean that the product is safe for you. What we do know is that some of the most common ingredients in skin care industry have been linked to allergies, reproductive issues and other unwanted effects. We know that these ingredients eventually accumulate within our bodies as they are absorbed through our skin. An ingredient may not cause an immediate negative reaction after you apply it to your skin - however that does not mean the culmination of that ingredient over time will not have a harmful effect.
Do skin care products make their way into our body?
Yes this is true. Material absorbed by your skin through a skin care product is eventually fed into the bloodstream. The skin is the body's largest organ and has amazing absorption abilities. Most people view their skin as a barrier to the internal body, but the reality is our skin is like a sponge: completely soaking up the environment around it.
Will avoiding toxic skin care ingredients eventually make me healthier, or reduce my exposure to toxic chemicals?
Yes this is true. While we know there is no way to completely avoid harmful chemicals in our everyday life (such as pollution, smog) you can avoid some harmful ingredients in your skin care - such as fragrance or parabens. You'll be doing your body a great favor. Healthy skincare is something that is so easy to choose. Just do it - its just a matter of choice.