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Is Your Favourite Skincare Brand Human-Friendly?

Updated: Jul 25




Let's take this moment to educate ourselves on how important it is to consume brands that are Human-Friendly. You're probably wondering what this term "Human-Friendly" means, allow me to explain.


When checking whether your skincare brand is Human-Friendly or not, you must look for the following factors in your skincare products:


  1. All-natural

  2. 100% Organic

  3. Paraben free

  4. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) free

  5. Alcohol free

  6. Parfum free

  7. Phthalates free

  8. Triclosan free

  9. Propylene Glycol free

  10. Petrochemicals free

If your favourite skincare products are coherent with the list above, then you are consuming a Human-Friendly brand. If not, you might want to keep reading...




Now the big question: Why is it so important to switch to a Human-Friendly skincare company?


Well, the chemicals mentioned earlier are extremely harmful, hazardous to health, and are capable of causing serious threats to your well-being. These chemicals seep through your pores and into your bloodstreams, that leads them directly to your organs like kidneys, liver, breasts etc. Additionally, these toxins have other synonymous names too, so the rule of thumb is: If you can't pronounce the name, don't use it.



Let's take a closer look at each chemical and its effects to your skin and body.

  1. Parabens are one of the leading causes for hormonal imbalance(s) in your bodies. Also, research is being conducted regarding the connection between parabens and breast cancer!

  2. Alcohol increases skin aging and wrinkles, while inducing skin erosion (loss of epidermis- outer layer of skin)

  3. Phthalates is a chemical being connected to several health hazards like breast cancer, reproductivity issues, and ADHD

  4. Triclosan is easily absorbed into your skin and it causes many health problems like hormonal imbalances, weaker immune system, and issues in your metabolic activities

  5. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) can be found in vast majority of skincare products and is a factor adding to kidney and liver defects

  6. Propylene Glycol is the common culprit behind skin irritation and inflammation

  7. Petrochemicals are proven to be an additional factor in the growth of tumour in your body

  8. Parfum is causing skin sensitivity and allergic reactions to several skin types


You're probably wondering if there is a solution to this bizarre and disturbing reality of our skincare industry. The answer is yes, there is a solution and it's called: Human-Friendly skincare.











Sources:

Zanolli, Lauren. Pretty Hurts: Are Chemicals in tBeauty Products Making Us Ill. The Guardian. 2019.

Haelle, Tara. What the Research Says About 10 Controversial Cosmetics Ingredients. Self.com. 2018.

Weatherly, Lisa & Gosse, Julie. Triclosan Exposure, Transformation, and Human Health Effects. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental health. 2017.

Ginta, Daniela. Should You Be Going Sulphate-Free? Healthline. 2017.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). 1997. Toxicological profile for Propylene Glycol. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service.


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