Chemical Free Skin Products
Why is it so important what we put on our skin? Your Skin is the largest organ in your body. Anything you put onto your skin gets absorbed into your blood and digestive system. Which makes you ask yourself a question …?
Would I eat this???
Today many products we use contain parbens. Parabens are toxic chemicals preservatives, and are found in so many skin care products and body care products. They are used to fight and kill bacteria and fungus. The problem is the skin is made up of cells, so preservatives even if used in small amounts can present a risk to the integrity of the skin. Once they are absorbed they become very hazardous to the body. For this reason, preservatives levels are restricted to a small percentage of the formula. So in other words just a small amount of poison is ok!! We’re exposed to so many chemicals every day, but have we ever stopped to think what the cumulative effects might have on our health.
How many skin care products do you use before you leave the house? shampoo, conditioner, body wash, moisturizer, after shave, deodorant , perfume, cologne, exfoliate, foundation, lipstick, eye shadow, mascara, eye liner, blush, nail polish. They all have low level of preservatives (parbens) that are considered at a “maximum safe level”. But is it still “safe” after when you use numerous different products??
The Problem with Parbens is they exhibit estrogenic activity and are suspected of being carcinogenic. This is known to play a role in the development of breast cancers. Researchers have found parabens in breast tumors and believe there is a relationship between parabens and tumors.
Current Evidence shows parabens to be weak hormone mimics, for adolescent girls who are undergoing puberty hormonal activity as they develop into mature women. It doesn’t take a lot to upset the normal transformation from child into adult. There are some disturbing changes occurring in our young girls today. Young girls are beginning development of breasts 1 or 2 years earlier than they did forty years ago. About 50% of young girls will have shown signs of breast development by age 10! Our children are losing a significant portion of their child hood.
Formaldehyde –which you probably remember from high school biology class, the strong smelling solution use to preserve the dead frogs. It is very toxic to human cells and can cause cancer. Although it is a very effective preservative for killing microbes and is used in many skin care products. To get around some of the health risk the manufactures have created class of compounds known as formaldehyde releasing agents. What can we do to avoid this harmful preservatives?
Cut down on products that contain these harsh chemical preservatives. Start reading the labels avoid anything that contains any formaldehyde releasing Agents
- Diazolidinyl urea
- Imidazolidinyl urea
- DMDM Hydantoin
Take time to read product labels, you’ll find there are some really great alternatives out there. You just need to know what to look for. Write this list out and carry it with you at all times to help make a healthy choice for your family.
- Parbens (methyl, Propyl, butyl, and ethyl)
- Mercury (thimerosal)
- Lead Acetate
- Synthetic color pigments
- Propylene glycol(PG)
- Coal tar
- Phenylenediamine (PPD)
I have found an extremely incredible skin care product and body care line that avoids all of these chemical and preservatives. It’s Sensé beautiful science. Developed by USANA Health Sciences.
What makes Sensé unique? Developed by a world-renowned microbiologist Based on cellular research. Dr Wentz (founder of USANA). He does not want you put anything into or onto your bodies that can be toxic. Through research and development Dr Wentz along with his team of scientist at USANA,developed a self-preserving technology. This took them 10 years to develop it!! No need to keep refrigerated.
Sensé delivers superior nutrition for the skin, it features a patented Self-Preserving Technology. Sensé Contains Proflavanol-T® and Proteo-C, two unique topical nutrition blends. Uses exclusive Regenisomes ™ and DSR™ (Dermal Surface Renewal) Technology
You will not find one of these harsh chemical on the label.
It’s great for the entire family; it has a light citrus scent. I love Sensé, because I know and can trust I am protecting my children.
My skin has never felt and looked better!!
If you would like to experience these incredible products!