Do your personal care products pass the safety test? 

There are thousands of chemicals found in skincare products across the Australian and international markets. Long-term use of skincare and cosmetics that contain toxic chemicals can potentially cause havoc and stress in the body.

Many skincare products contain mineral oils derived from petrol and other hidden chemicals. It is not recommended to use this on the skin as it contributes to a build-up of toxins in your bloodstream. According to Australian law, all ingredients must be listed on the label or packaging of your skincare product.  If you don’t know or understand the ingredients, don’t put them on your skin.

Did You Know….

The average person absorbs up to 517 chemicals per day. Imagine how many chemicals are being absorbed into your body via your skin while doing your daily grooming routine.

Dangerous chemicals are found in skincare, make-up, perfumes, deodorants, soaps, hairsprays, shampoo and conditioners, sunscreens, toothpastes, and the list goes on. Not only, that, you should also be aware of the so-called “organic products” that have saturated our market in the last five or so years.  Many companies are adulterating their organic raw materials with water and other thinners for cost leadership.  They may be more affordable, but the nutritional benefits are significantly reduced.

Quick Tip: If you cannot pronounce the ingredients on the skincare jar, you should not put it on your skin. 

Toxic Ingredients To Avoid In Skincare

I couldn’t believe it when I heard that the biggest most trusted personal care company sells infant bath soaps with ingredients that cause cancer in rats? Our world has become overloaded with chemicals where personal care and food items are targeted. Many shampoos, soaps, toothpastes, deodorants and cosmetics most surely in your bathroom, contain ingredients that pose potential health risks.

Chemicals vs Organic?

So what is the difference between organic and chemical skin care products? And what are the health implications associated with using chemical products?

It has become apparent to me that the awareness of organic alternatives available on the market is significantly limited.  It is my wish to raise awareness so that you can move forward and make informed decisions when it comes to your personal care and your health. The skin is the largest organ in the body and whatever goes onto the skin absorbs directly into the bloodstream. Who would happily rub petrochemicals, or synthetic preservatives on their skin? What about crushed bugs, or lead in your lipsticks? With some simple research, you will find that you do!

With daily exposure over a lifetime, toxic ingredients are rubbed into the skin. When chemicals are absorbed through the skin, it means harmful chemicals are bypassing the digestive system without being filtered through the liver. This is where the dangers begin.

“Why apply toxic ingredients on your skin – when there are organic alternatives available?”

Organic, meaning it is pure and derived from nature. The nutritional values found in organics are more potent and revitalizing than all synthetic forms. It all comes down to you, the choices you make and the path and priorities you pave for your family. It is all about education, and that is what I have attempted to provide.

Let this new awareness be a new beginning and guideline in your care for yourself and your wellbeing and let it spill over to those around you. To accelerate your switch to Organic alternatives, begin to eliminate chemicals in your daily lifestyle and personal care. Support yourself to feel years younger and healthier.

Organic Vs Chemical Lipstick Test

In 2012 Organic Rosehip Skincare entered an “all for fun” competition with “Naturally Safe Cosmetics” to highlight the toxic chemicals being used in lipstick.