Clean cosmetics - more than skin deep

Clean cosmetics - more than skin deep

Did you know that, on average, women apply 168 different ingredients to the skin each day using an estimated 12 products?  Soap, haircare, deodorant, moisturisers, perfume, make up and so on. Some cosmetic ingredients are designed to penetrate into the skin to delivery vitamins and other therapeutic agents.  However, they aren't the only chemicals which are absorbed. Consequently, cosmetic ingredients which are harmful to health are now commonly found in our blood stream, including industrial plasticizers called phthalates; parabens, which are preservatives; and persistent fragrance components like musk xylene.

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