5 Toxic Skincare Ingredients to Avoid

5 Toxic Skincare Ingredients to Avoid

Green Living, Misc, Skin Care
We all want younger-looking, healthy skin. But at what cost? According to the Environmental Working Group, the average adult uses 9 personal care products each day, with 126 unique chemical ingredients, many of which are toxic. We’ll show you 5 toxic skincare ingredients to avoid and why. Butylated Compounds (BHA & BHT) BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) and BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) are used as preservatives in a wide variety of cosmetics and personal care products, including  moisturizers, lipsticks, eyeliners, eyeshadows, blushes, face powders and foundations.   Both BHA and BHT act as a synthetic antioxidant, slowing down deterioration caused by chemical reactions with oxygen. Note that BHA - butylated hydroxyanisole - should not be confused with beta hydroxy acids, which can also be abbreviated on labels as BHA. How’s that for confusing?…
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Do you know what’s in your sunscreen?

Do you know what’s in your sunscreen?

Skin Care
Do you know what's in your sunscreen? Find out what the difference between chemical sunscreen and mineral sunscreen is and what it means for you Everyone knows about the damage the sun’s rays can cause to skin. Even if you aren’t prone to sunburn, the ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause a number of ailments, mainly and most worryingly, malignant melanoma. As more and more people are aware of and concerned with the potential of sun-exposure related cancers, sunscreen use has risen around the world. As with most cosmetic products, the frequency of use has led some to question whether the chemical composition of sunscreens, which have been developed in the last century or so, are as safe as they are touted to be. And, it seems these fears aren’t entirely…
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