There are so many frightening ingredients in today’s beauty products. Often we read words like sulfates and parabens without understanding what that means for our health. And it’s complicated, because there are so many dissenting opinions.
Take sulfates, for example. Ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) or sodium laureate sulfate (SLES) are chemicals found in shampoo, toothpaste and soaps. These chemicals act as a foaming agent. In more concentrated forms, they are also used in industrial cleaners – engine degreasers, carwash soaps, even floor cleansers. They are believed by many experts to be carcinogens, which are absorbed into our bloodstreams. And they are known to cause hair, skin and even eye irritations. In the case of this blogger, SLS causes my tongue to break out in canker sores. Sadly, most commercial toothpaste brands use it. Just read the ingredient label of your favorite toothpaste. You’ll see what I mean.
So why does the industry use sulfates? Because they are cheap and effective at stripping away that oily feeling and making us feel clean. And because the beauty care industry is unregulated here in the United States.
It’s the same with parabens. Parabens have been widely used in products to prevent bacteria growth since the 1950’s. Before that formaldehyde was used! Common names for parabens are: butylparaben, methylparaben and propylparaben. They don’t sound too good, do they? These parabens have been deemed xenoestrogens that mimic estrogen in the body. They are linked to breast cancer, testicular cancer and reproductive issues. Experts in many countries are recommending limits on paraben levels in beauty products. And watchdog groups warn that parabens can be stored in the body and that over time will pose a health risk.
So wouldn’t you rather use beauty products with ingredients you recognize … and can pronounce? Ingredients that won’t cause long term health problems?
in Harmony is passionate about beauty products that are good for you. We want you to look beautiful and feel beautiful … naturally. Everything we create is made using the best nature has to offer – organic ingredients, therapeutic grade essential oils and pure minerals. Nothing harmful will touch your skin. Even those with sensitivities and allergies will find in Harmony rejuvenating and healing. See more.
After all, we know that what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in it. There is nothing harmful – no sulfates, no parabens, no synthetic fragrances and no dyes. Only nature’s best ingredients. Most of our beauty products are vegan, gluten free and wheat free.
Be beautiful naturally … with in Harmony.