According to the American Journal of Public Health, we absorb an average of 64% of what we put on our skin in less than 30 seconds!
Children have been shown to have even higher absorption rates, making them more vulnerable to the systemic effects of toxic topical exposures.
Want a few easy to remember ingredients to cross check in your hair, skin, and body products?
❌ BHA…toxic to the liver, immune, and nervous system. Suspected carcinogen.
❌ BHT…toxic to the brain, nervous, and respiratory systems.
❌ Parabens…well known for endocrine disruption, neurotoxicity, and carcinogenic effects.
❌ Synthetic Dye… anything with a color word such as “red” or “blue” has been found toxic to the nervous system and reproductive organs.
❌ Fragrance/Parfum… a loophole in the industry allows these words to be a whole slew of chemical ingredients that don’t need disclosed. If you can smell it, it’s already in your body.
The GOOD NEWS is that there are many, many safe alternatives for everyday products available, and I am always happy to help you with tried and true safe-swaps!