You’ve learned to avoid parabens and sulphates but what should you be using instead? The Ecologist takes a closer look at the natural beauty ingredients that can make a positive difference to your skin
As a living organ your skin responds to authentic and natural ingredients in the same way the rest of your body does. 'We apply over 250 synthetic chemicals to our skin everyday via the beauty and personal care products we use,' says organic beauty website Love Lula founder, Lula Braithwaite. 'Some of these chemicals are potentially toxic and can find their way into our bloodstream through our body's largest organ - the skin.
The long term absorption of synthetic chemicals has been linked to diseases such as breast cancer, testicular cancer, kidney damage and reproductive problems.' The effect of synthetic substances on your skin can be drastic with allergies, skin irritation and rashes among the potential side effects. 'You can help to reduce your chemical count by switching to organic and natural beauty products,' continues Braithwaite. 'Organic beauty products use natural plant extracts, natural fragrances and gentle naturally derived ingredients so you can be sure you and your family are getting the safest skin and body care possible.'
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