Greening Your Beauty Routine with Sophie Uliano
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
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