The skin is the largest organ in the body, so it only makes sense that we take extra care with what we put on it- it all goes into our body after all. Unfortunately, modern life means body creams, makeup, shampoos, conditioners- the list goes on, and many of these things are full of harmful chemicals. This week on Fertility TV I catch up with the girls from Annmarie Skincare to talk all things cosmetic!
Looking at the list of ingredients of common personal care items is scary- so here is my list of the 4 reasons why you should consider switching to a cleaner product range.
You could be harming your unborn baby
There is scary evidence suggesting that toxins and chemicals a mother is exposed to during pregnancy can build up in the baby and lead to neurodevelopmental disabilities such as ADD, Autism, dyslexia and other cognitive issues.
You will avoid the long term cost
There is a common misconception that organic and nasty-free skincare is expensive but I argue this in two ways. Firstly, using an egg in your hair as a treatment, or honey on your face as a mask is no more expensive than feeding your family. Healthy skincare does not need to be complicated. Secondly, the cost is simply deferred. Instead of paying a little more for personal products you may end up paying huge medical bills to treat conditions that could have been avoided.
The positive environmental benefit
The organic ingredients used in ‘clean’ personal care products not only benefit the end user but also are kinder to the environment. Soil remains uncontaminated, free from the use of common pesticides and formaldehyde and can be cultivated for other crops.
Using beautiful oils and nutrient packed minerals enhance your overall health rather than detract from it.
As a rule of thumb the harmful nasties to avoid are:
- Propylene glycol
- Sodium lauryl sulphate
- Methyl paraben, propyl paraben, butyl paraben, ethyl paraben
- Imidazolidinyl urea and Diazolidinyl urea
- Stearalkonium chloride
Remember, you don’t need to make all these changes at once. My recommendation is as one product is used up simply replace it with a cleaner version and slowly work your way though your collection.
Annmarie Skin Care has put together a trial package where you can try any of 3 special sample kits that include some of their best-selling products. You can choose a sample kit based on your skin type — normal, oily, or dry.
These kits are $10 each AND when you order one (or more) you’ll receive a $10.00 off coupon that you can use for a future purchase. Annmarie Skin Care is also offering FREE SHIPPING for these kits – anywhere in the world.
Also, when you get a sample kit today, you’ll get their newly updated Toxic Free Home Guide. This is an in-depth, beautifully laid out guide that exposes the worst and most common chemicals you can find throughout your house — in cleaning products, toiletries, even your couch — and shows you safe alternatives to use.
Their comprehensive, easy-to-read Toxic Free Home Guide is full of tips for creating a beautifully natural home, with lots of product recommendations and DIY recipes for everything from deodorant to drain cleaning solution.
If you order a sample kit today, you’ll get this guide — free — which is a $24.95 value.
So for $10, you can try this award-winning skin care line AND get your own digital copy of Annmarie Skin Care’s newly updated Toxic Free Home Guide.
A study by the EWG found that 12.2 million adults are exposed to known or probable human carcinogens every day through their use of personal care products, and they just don’t know it. We’re talking about things like 1,4-dioxane, formaldehyde, nitrosamines, and more. Most aren’t listed on the label, but are by-products of manufacturing!
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