In the past two decades, more and more of us have begun to question not only what we put in our bodies, but also the products we apply topically. Studies in the U.S. show that over 10,000 of the 82,000 cosmetic ingredients used in person care products are industrial chemicals, with approximately 60% of the chemicals we apply to our skin being absorbed into the bloodstream. As a consumer it can be overwhelming and frustrating trying to avoid the various questionable ingredients, and more often than not we are not fully aware of exactly why they are considered harmful. Here's the first of a 2 part list of some common culprits. Remember, you won't find these in our products.