This time of year the malls are filled with holiday scented lotions, perfumes, foamy body washes, and glittery holiday makeup. Back in the day, I’d pick up some of these fun items as gifts for my friends – but not anymore. I’ve since learned about all the toxins in these products…
Beauty products from The Body Shop, Bath & Body Works, and Victoria’s Secret are made with a slew of artificial ingredients that are linked to cancer and other health issues. This also goes for drugstore brands like Bodycology and Dr. Teal’s.
Those popular scented lotions and body washes from The Body Shop and Bath & Body Works are dyed with artificial colors made from petroleum, like Yellow #5 and Red #40. These dyes may be contaminated with carcinogens (1) and are readily absorbed by shaven skin (2) where they can go right into your bloodstream (3).
The body washes and bath products from Bath & Body Works, The Body Shop, Dr. Teal’s and many others are foamy with the help of the chemicals Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) and/or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). The ingredient SLES may be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane (4), which is linked to cancer (5), and SLS irritates the skin and scalp by stripping away the natural oils that protect it.
And SLS becomes even more harmful when combined with the ingredient Triethanolamine (TEA), where it creates the nitrosamine NDELA – a carcinogen (6).
You’ll also want to watch out for “PEG-100” or other “PEG” compounds on the label, these can be contaminated (7) with Ethylene Oxide (8) and 1,4 Dioxane (4), which are both linked to cancer.
One of the most sneaky ingredients you’ll find in these festive scented products is “fragrance” or “parfum”.
Cosmetic companies don’t tell you what is in these fragrances and they can include highly toxic ingredients (9), hormone disruptors, and carcinogens (10). They also often contain alcohols, which can irritate sensitive skin and make you appear older (Kinda crazy for a “beauty” product, right?)
I used to take my skin for granted, slathering products full of toxic chemicals on it day after day.
And for years I struggled with rashes and eczema – and came to find out that many of these big-name skincare products were making my problems worse! It’s better to keep your beauty regimen simple and use natural techniques to fight wrinkles, eczema, rosacea, acne, and other skin issues.
Your skin is your largest organ. It covers and protects everything on your body and what you put on it, is absorbed into your blood and can affect your overall health. Make sure that the products you are using (and giving to your loved ones as gifts) are safe and made with natural, organic ingredients.
I found a cosmetics brand that I trust and now use everyday: 100% PURE and they have incredible holiday gift sets made with safe natural ingredients…
As 100% PURE is a long-time partner of Food Babe, I’m thrilled to give you the opportunity to try their products (or continue using them) at a great deal:
This code must be entered on the checkout page and expires on Wednesday, December 11th. It is valid on all full-price items that are not already discounted and limited to one use per customer. Questions about your order can be directed to [email protected] or 1-844-PURE100.
100% PURE products are made with safe ingredients and no synthetic chemicals. Here’s why I love this brand:
For the holidays, check out these amazing 100% PURE gift sets that are deeply discounted for a limited time*:
* Note the discount code FOODBABEPURE does not apply to the gift sets because they are already discounted up to 30% off.
For my “going out on the town” makeup – these are my personal favorites:
I also absolutely love 100% PURE Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner. It smells amazing and makes my hair so soft and manageable.
Everyone should know about the potential carcinogens and harmful ingredients lurking in beauty gifts made by popular brands found in malls and drug stores…
If you know anyone who would love safe beauty products by 100% PURE… please send them this post or pick them up a gift at a big discount here. All orders placed by December 8th will be shipped in time for the holidays.
Happy holidays to you and yours!
P.S. This exclusive discount code FOODBABEPURE ends this Wednesday (12/11) at midnight and is valid for 20% off all full priced items. So make sure to get your order in quick to get your discount and gifts!
This content was originally published here.