Green Your Beauty Routine
Beauty is more than skin deep. Get the toxins out of your skin care products to ensure a safe and natural anti-aging skin care routine.
We all want our skin to reflect what is best and true – our health and vitality, and of course, our beauty. What says authenticity more than a bright, fresh complexion? That’s why we spend so much time and money on products we believe will care for our skin. And, trusting that, we put those products on our skin every single day.
Think about that for a moment: your skin is the largest organ in your body –the one standing between you and a world full of harsh chemicals and pollution. Your skin is a shield to illness and disease. In fact, your skin calls upon its own natural, protective oils to carry toxins away from your bloodstream.
That’s how it should be. Not the other way around.
But did you know that the majority of cosmetics you use every day contain more than 12,000 harsh chemicals? Toxins that deplete your skin of those protective oils? Carcinogens that are proven by international research agencies to cause not only cancer, but also infertility, autoimmune disorders, and birth defects? We're not the only ones who feel this way: More than 1,110 personal-product ingredients have been banned for use in cosmetics in the European Union because of concerns that they may cause cancer, birth defects, or reproductive ills. By contrast only 10 are banned here in the U.S.
When our founder Amy Rueda was diagnosed with cancer at the young age of 35, she wanted answers. The cancer she bravely fought and survived has environmental origins, and the more she looked for answers, the more questions she came up against when it comes to the skin care industry.
Why should a lipstick contain lead? Should a foaming cleanser release formaldehyde? And why is the cosmetics industry the least regulated in the United States, with no laws requiring the FDA to monitor the ingredients of your cleansers, toners, creams, masks or blush?
Amy didn’t give up searching for the best way to care for her skin, and she was frustrated by the lack of truth about toxins in beauty products and how they affect our health. So she partnered with a botanical chemist and drew upon his family’s deep research dating over 100 years. The result? High-end, natural, plant-based products that are good for the earth and your skin. Authentic Skin Remedies was born.
High standards were set right away – our products are sourced with certified organic ingredients to ensure pure, non-toxic skin care. When you read our ingredients, you won’t see parabens linked to breast cancer, or sulfates derived from petroleum. You’ll see names of ingredients that are recognizable, sustainable and true, like avocado, lavender, orange blossom. Ingredients we know to be nourishing for your skin.
And let’s be honest – we still want these products to help our skin looks its absolute best. And the great news is they do, with proven, noticeable anti-aging effects and therapeutic benefits for common skin problems like acne, rosacea and eczema. Our products do all this with no cruelty and no toxins.
That’s what we call authentic beauty.
Discover yours by trying AuthenticSkinRemedies today.
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