Safe Swap: Face Serum
Toxin Free Serum Solutions
As the weather gets colder, skin often benefits from an extra boost of topical hydration!
I personally cannot use a serum daily, but I know lots of women love to add this step into their beauty routine! One day (hopefully soonish) I’ll be able to provide you with the perfect balance of safety and high performance in the serum
department at livingwellmama.com, but in the mean time, I wanted to provide same safe options!
Sadly, many conventional brands contain unnecessary fillers and toxic preservatives including but not limited to…
PEGS ✧ independent studies show that most polyethylene glycol compounds remain contaminated with the known carcinogen, 1,4 Dioxane
Phenoxyethanol ✧ the by product of highly corrosive phenol + carcinogenic ethylene oxide. The American Society of Contact Dermatitis lists phenoxyethanol as one of its core allergens, even in concentrations as low as 1%.
BHT ✧ the toluene based ingredient recognized as an endocrine disrupter and probably carcinogen
Triethanolamine ✧ shown to increase the risk of asthma and skin irritation. They may break down in the product and form nitrosamines that are linked to cancer.
Retinyl Palmitate ✧ Animal studies have shown that retinyl palmitate speeds up the photo-carcinogenic effects of the sun and the development of skin tumors and lesions.
Fragrance ✧ Undisclosed concoction of up to over 3k chemical substances
There’s also a LOT of greenwashing with serum marketing so keep your eyes peeled for blacklisted ingredients or check out the following safe swaps
Please keep in mind that I can NOT vouch for the safety of the other products offered from these brands.
- 2nd Kind Brightening Serum: https://2ndkind.com/collections/best-sellers/products/camu-camu-aloe-vera-serum
- Osmia Restoring Serum: https://osmiaorganics.com/collections/for-the-face/products/facial-restoration-serum
- Truly Hemp Oil Serum: https://www.trulybeauty.com/shop/product/906901210
- Mahalo Vitality Elixir: https://mahalo.care/shop/vitality-elixir/
- Agent Neuter Ageless Face Serum: https://www.agentnateur.com/products/agent-nateur-h-o-l-i-o-i-l-refining-youth-serum-30ml-unisex