DO: Resolve to Know More About Your Skincare Products

It’s resolution time, Friends, and it would be irresponsible of us if we didn’t lobby you to adopt the one thing we hold so dear: non-toxic skincare and makeup products.  We might be preaching to the choir here, but re-inspiration is always a good thing.

The average woman uses 12 personal care products a day and from those products your body is exposed to more than 126 potentially toxic chemicals, including carcinogens and hormone disruptors. Even though we use a small amount of these products each day, the cumulative exposure can be shocking to overall health.

The surprising truth about the skincare industry is that there is absolutely no government regulation on the ingredients used or packaging standards to require companies to list all ingredients. There are currently 12,500 ingredients used in skincare products, but the United States has tested only 11% and banned only 8.  Tellingly, the European Union has banned 1,100 hazardous chemicals from use in cosmetics. Hmmm...surprising, right?

Because of this, it is up to you to take a stand for your personal health and avoid products that have chemicals that negatively impact your health. Learn about ingredients, begin reading packaging labels, and visit the EWG’s Cosmetics Database to check out your products and their toxicity. If a product you use rates as toxic, look for a healthy alternative.

We are committed to making products that are non-toxic, non-harmful, and effective. Not only do they make you look your very best, but they’re also doing good for the long term health of you and your skin. We will always list our ingredients and keep you informed of their benefits. We want you to always be aware of what you're putting on your skin!

If you don’t see a product solution on our page, don’t understand a certain ingredient, or have a specific question about your skin type, please feel free to email us!

This year, make it a resolution to know more about the products you use. Know what ingredients you are using and how they affect for your skin and health – either for the good or for the bad. The more you know, the more you can make the best decisions for you.

TODAY: Go through your makeup bag and take inventory of the products you use on a daily basis. Then head over to the Cosmetics Database to learn more about them!

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