Its the never ending quest for young, healthy skin. We buy all sorts of products with new and advanced ingredients. Then we put it all over our bodies to keep our skin soft and supple (and put off aging as long as possible). If the bottle says it’s hypoallergenic or dermatologist tested, its good for our skin, right? Not always.
But why does it really matter what you put on your skin? The truth is, many skin care products are loaded with chemicals and toxins that are actually working against you, because these products arent just skin deep.
1. Your Skin Absorbs Everything
They say that beauty is not just skin deep. But while that means that beauty starts from the inside and radiates out, the opposite is also true. Products that we put on our skin actually absorb into our bodies and effect our health.
Need more proof? Try this experiment at home to see how easily the skin absorbs chemicals: rub a freshly peeled garlic clove on the bottom of your foot. After a few minutes, you will be able to taste garlic in your mouth!
Our skin is the largest organ in the body, and it absorbs everything like a sponge. This means that what we put on it affects us, inside and out.
2. What You Put On Your Skin Stays for a Long Time
Recently, researchers ran an experiment to track all of the chemical residues that coat our skin. IThey instructed volunteers to stop showering and using beauty products for 3 days, and then took DNA samples of each volunteer to map molecules.
The results were astounding: 14% of the recognizable molecules were those of cosmetic and beauty products after 3 days of not using any.
Not only do we absorb the chemicals in our skin care products, they also stay on our skin even after it sheds dead cells.
3. Mainstream Skin Care Products Are Packed With Chemicals
We all know that there are regulations for manufacturing beauty products, but these regulations are not as strict as you think. According to the Environmental Working Group, some ingredients found in beauty products are high-risk and downright dangerous.
Ingredients like Dioxane, used in many organic beauty products, are a byproduct of petro chemicals and toxic to the kidneys, respiratory system, and brain. Other chemicals, like parabens and phthalates, are present in lotions, makeup, and other products and equally as toxic to other systems in the body.
Generally, if you cant pronounce it, its probably not good for you, or your skin.
You don’t have to compromise
In a world of synthetic chemicals, loose regulations, and toxic ingredients, it is important to find a brand you can trust. We at BioSphère Naturel know that what you put on your skin is as important as what you put in your body. Thats why we use only natural, non-toxic ingredients. Crafted in France, our products are made to promote healthy, luxurious beauty – inside and out. You don’t have to compromise your health to have luminous, supple skin.