Almost all skin care products today contain harsh damaging chemicals that give us an instant desirable effect yet are actually damaging the skin and making us sick! Even products a labelled as ‘organic’ and ‘natural’ can legally contain ingredients such as PABA’s, PEG’s, Parabens, phenoxyethanol and glycols (car anti freeze is one example of a glycol).
Furthermore the word organic can still be used on products that have little if at all organic ingredients. All the major brands, whether expensive or cheap, use these ingredients in order to make their products last longer in storage and on the shelf. Or to give you instant results that sell you the product whilst long term making you ill, reactive or wrinklier!
You could be using a luxury top-of-the-range face cream made many years ago with enough preservatives to make it last for a decade, containing ingredients usually seen with toxic
hazard signs in industrial safety manuals. These companies have to go a long way to convince you they are luxurious and safe – spending 95% of the price of these products in marketing and packaging alone!
As an example – glycols make your skin feel smooth & silky, reduces the appearance of fine lines, then long term actually thin out the skin causing more wrinkles! The same ingredient is used in hair conditioners to smooth out each hair shaft for that silky feel whilst leaving it weaker and more easily broken long term. This is where companies then get the chance to sell you yet another product to strengthen your hair! This is just one example where skin products can cost you a lot of money, damage your health and in some cases poison you slowly, such as the use of aluminum in deodorants. And don’t think your too young or too old for this to have an effect – these things build up over time over many years, or they can have instant trigger reactions in people.
Companies that use harsh chemic
als make a lot of profit, but we tend to prefer to see it as costing our precious skin.
We like to promote product awareness within the community, presenting informative workshops and support for the few companies that do offer 100% natural skin and eco friendly skin care. We like to make sure that that the skin care we promote and produce will not harm the environement, unlike the devastating effect that using palm products for instance have on rainforests and their animals.
Most things we put on our skin can and does get into our blood – and thus can affect our whole body. It is important to get to know your ingredients and read your labels. All the items in our webshop give you a full list of ingredients for every product, making sure know exactly what you are buying.