Yes, eating organic is very important but did you know our skin absorbs more toxins from skin care products than food? This means that if you aren’t already being choosy about which skincare products to use, you should be. A study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology concluded that treatment of mice with common lotions such as Dermabase, Dermovan, Eucerin, or Vanicream for 17 weeks increased the total number of tumors by 69%! The shared ingredients in all these products was Mineral Oil which is a known carcinogen and blocks pores from being able to naturally detoxify through perspiration.
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SLN’'s Take home Message
Understanding that your skin is your largest and thinnest organ is critical to making better choices when buying natural skincare for you and your family. Read ingredients carefully and do not buy products with ingredients on this Ingredient Watch List . Buy natural skin care products that have the USDA Organic Seal and are made from ingredients that are natural. And finally, avoid using creams and lotions that contain mineral oil!!
Here are a few of my favorite natural skin products. Click on each to read their ingredients.