Have you ever picked up a bottle of your favourite shampoo, face wash or moisturizer and looked at the ingredients? Were you surprised to find a gigantic list of sketchy chemicals and other harmful ingredients?
It has proven time and again that the toxins in our skin-care products can cause various ailments including allergies, rashes, pigmentation and even cancer. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should ditch all these chemicals from your life, forever.
Ammonia is a highly reactive chemical that is used in multiple skincare products. When it enters your body via various modes of transmission (via air, swallowing, skin contact, smelling), it reacts with the water in your body to form ‘ammonium hydroxide’. Ammonium hydroxide is the by-product of several dangerous experiments in chemistry labs. It is very corrosive and damages everything in its contact. Now we leave it to your own imagination, what it would do the cells in your body.
Parabens & Sulphates
Parabens and sulphates are widely used preservatives to prevent the growth of bacteria, fungus and other moulds in various products to increase their longevity. “Methylparaben” or “Sodium Lauryl” are two ingredients that you may find on the labels of your skin-care products.
These are some of the most harmful chemicals in your skin-care products. They have been associated with all problems including obesity, infertility, cancer, etc. You would be surprised to know that research has found parabens from tissue samples of breast tumours.
Fragrances usually have a ‘secret’ recipe which commercial skin care companies do not expose to the public. In order to respect patents, the government allows these companies to put whatever into these ‘secret’ recipes even though it is harmful to your skin and body. The most widely used fragrance in many of your products is ‘alkylphenol’. This is a chemical that is popularly known for rashes, discolouration, allergies, dermatitis and other problems. More often than not, perfume is needed in synthetic products so that your lotions, facewashes or sunscreens do not smell like a chemistry lab.
A very popular chemical used in skin-care products like deodorants, soaps, toothpaste, etc is Triclosan. It is used widely for its anti-bacterial properties. However, it has been discovered to create resistant bacteria and bugs in your body. Triclosan has also been a culprit in causing multiple endocrine disorders and a straight-up destroyer of your reproductive system.
Signs like FD&C or just D&C mean that your products contain artificial colours. These colours are usually by-products of petroleum and coal tar. The only appropriate function of these chemicals is to enhance the look of your product. Although artificial colours are being banned by some countries, it is a long way for international cosmetic companies to make any noticeable differences. These colours have been known to cause cancer and various other ailments.
At Scala Organics, we believe in the age-old saying ‘if you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin’. We bring you products that are harvested directly from nature from farms that are free of pesticides and other chemicals. We are extremely cautious to not include the toxic chemicals listed above. Unlike many cosmetic companies, our goal is to provide you with products of the highest quality which are free of all kinds of toxins.Visit scalaorganics.com to look at our exclusive range of organic products.