The secret to chemical free skin care.

We see the words "chemical free" used liberally  to insinuate a more "natural" and therefore healthier skin care product for the consumer. If it's chemical free it must be good for us, and superior to other products, right?  How many times at the cosmetic counter have you heard the phrase, "this cream (or serum) is chemical free?"

Here's the catch...everything we touch, breathe, taste and absolutely every ingredient in your favourite skin care is made up of chemicals....

Ingredients we don't want in our skincare. Part 1

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.