Make-up, skin care, deodorant, perfume, shampoo, hairspray and the list goes on; products we use every day to prep ourselves to face the world. I mean, who could ever imagine stepping out side without our ‘face’ on or smelling like an unwashed pair of socks? No thank you!
Beauty products are an integral part of life for most of us and there’s no changing that.
What has changed though is a greater awareness of what’s in those products.
Over the last decade there has been an increased awareness of certain potentially harmful ingredients used in products that go on our skin and in our bodies. An article posted on DailyMail’s website found that the average woman’s daily grooming and beauty routine results in a staggering 515 different chemicals being put on her skin each day. 515!
Now, as we all learned in Science class the human skin isn’t a brick wall. It’s porous and it’s meant to absorb things like a sponge. How else is that anti-aging cream going to get in and do its work. Unfortunately it doesn’t pick and chose what goes in, and studies have found that between 20-60% of what goes on our skin gets absorbed into the body…
So 515 x .2-.6% = a lot of chemicals!
There is still a lot of debate as to how harmful certain chemicals found in cosmetic and hygiene products are. Parabens for example are used in many beauty products to extend shelf-life. Cosmetic manufacturers are firm that parabens are harmless because they cannot be absorbed into the body. On the other hand, several different studies have found that to not be true. Parabens have been linked to a range of health issues including cancer and fertility problems.
Either way, regardless of where you stand on the battle line, it’s never a bad idea to try and minimize the amount of chemicals that we put on our bodies. The growing trend seems to agree and has given rise to a plethora of natural and organic alternative cosmetic products.
At the Smell Good Co., for the past 20 years we’ve always believed that less is more. Less harsh chemicals… rather NO harsh chemicals is the way to go. Our products use a plant-based formula and contain no parabens or aluminum. We believe a healthier you is a happier you. Our goal is to help you face the world with that little extra piece of mind that you not only look good and smell good, but you’re doing something good for your body as well.