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The 10 most toxic ingredients you should avoid

So many products are advertised as soft, pure, gentle, eco-friendly and natural these days when unfortunately, they are actually not.

As a result, it can be so hard to know what it is truly natural and a better choice for the health of you and your family.

So exactly what ingredients should you be looking out for? Well unfortunately the list seems endless but don’t fret! We have compiled a list of ‘The Toxic Ten’ –top 10 worst offenders when it comes to skincare. rawbeauty naturally’s  philosophy is to use only the purest, most natural ingredients so that our skincare range is formulated free of nasties, these toxins are never used in making any of our products :

1. Mineral Oil

This is a petroleum by-product that coats the skin like plastic, clogging the pores and interfering with the skin’s ability to eliminate toxins. It’s found in most body and face moisturisers.

2. Propylene Glycol 

This is another petroleum derivative, a known skin irritant associated with causing dermatitis as well as hives.

3. Phthalates

These are used as plasticisers in food wraps and containers as well as in hairspray, nail polish and perfumed products.

4. Sodium Lauryl Sulphate/Sodium Laureth Sulphate

SLS’s are a harsh cleaning and foaming agent. Used in car washes, floor cleaners and engine degreasers but also found in more than 90% of mainstream personal care products!

5. Formaldehyde

This is a known carcinogen, allergen, skin irritant and a potential cause of dermatitis, headaches and fatigue. It is used in body wash, cleansers and hair care to prevent bacteria growth.

6. Parabens 

These are used to extend the shelf life of products and are potential endocrine disruptors. They are commonly found in makeup, body washes, deodorants, hair care and cleansers.

7. Synthetic colours

These can contain heavy metal salts that deposit toxins onto the skin causing skin sensitivity and irritation.

8. Synthetic fragrances

Fragrances on a label can indicate the presence of up to four thousand separate chemicals and they have been associated with allergies, dermatitis and respiratory distress.

9. Phenoxyethanol

This preservative is found in many products claiming to be natural and organic and has been linked to dermatitis, worsening of eczema, and neurotoxicity.

10. Toluene

Another petrochemical derived from petroleum or coal tar sources. Toluene is commonly used in paint thinner (including nail paints and polishes!) and can affect the respiratory system, cause nausea and irritate skin.

When you shop with rawbeauty naturally you can be assured that you and your family won’t be exposed to these nasty toxins. 🙂

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