What Should We Look For When Buying Lotions or Bodywashes?
Many products market on the front of their bottles ‘All Natural’ or ‘Organic’ which many times is just a marketing tool. It’s very important to turn the bottle around and look at a list of the ingredients. It is advised to avoid chemicals like DBP/DEPs, “fragrance” “parfums” or parabens. These are chemicals used for preservation or longer shelf life. These types of chemicals may disrupt our body’s hormones.
What Is A Paraben?
Parabens are among the most commonly used preservatives in cosmetic products. Chemically, parabens are esters of p-hydroxybenzoic acid. The most common parabens used in cosmetic products are methylparaben, propylparaben, and butylparaben. Typically, more than one paraben is used in a product, and they are often used in combination with other types of preservatives to provide preservation against a broad range of microorganisms. The use of mixtures of parabens allows the use of lower levels while increasing preservative activity.
• Alaffia body wash
• Nature’s Gate Lotion • Griffin Remedy