If you’re anything like me right now, you’re looking over holiday shopping lists and looking for the best deals…without sacrificing quality.
Hand creams, body lotions, and beauty products are definitely popular this time of year. I’ve got to admit, it’s hard to resist all the sparkly holiday packaging. But do we take for granted that the product is as great as it looks?
It’s important to look a little deeper
Somewhere on that cute box of lotions is a label. When you read it, do you see ingredients you can recognize? Or do you see things like methylparaben...formaldehyde…petroleum?
They say it’s the thought that counts, so let’s think about this for a minute. A gift of beauty products is one your loved ones will use every day. Not only that, it’s one they’ll use on the skin. The largest organ in our bodies.
We’re not used to thinking of it that way, but it’s true. The skin is always hard at work. It stands between you and the chemicals you come across every day. Your skin shields you from disease and has its own protective oils to carry toxins away from your bloodstream.
Just because it’s on the shelf doesn’t mean it belongs in the stocking
So what happens when you slather your skin in products full of harsh chemicals and carcinogens? For starters, they strip your skin of the very protective oils it needs.
Come on, you might be saying. They wouldn’t be able to just sell that, would they?
Sadly, the cosmetics industry is the least regulated in the United States. There are no laws requiring the FDA to monitor what goes into these products.
The European Union has banned over 1,000 of these ingredients for use in cosmetics due to concerns over links to reproductive problems, cancer and birth defects. In the U.S., that number is just ten.
You’re empowered to make better choices
Authentic Skin Remedies exists to offer you and your loved ones a high-quality alternative. You don’t have to settle for unacceptable risks to your health. Authentic Skin Remedies’ ingredients are organic, plant-based, and toxin-free.
We are stocked with luxurious creams, masks, and more that support your skin’s work to protect your health. Not to mention they make you look, feel, and smell fabulous. And what could be better than that?
How will you make your holiday shopping count this year?
When our founder – cancer survivor Amy Kearnan – discovered how toxic most beauty products really are, she spoke up and took action. Learn more.