Safe Swap: Hand Cream

I have to be honest, this isn’t a genre of product I have ever used. But with the increase in hand washing these days… I totally understand the influx and requests for this specifically!
When digging through the labels, there were many common toxic offenders…
 
✖️ Phenoxyethanol •• May harm your central nervous system and cause depression, kidney damage, skin irritation, headaches, dizziness, nausea and drowsiness.
✖️ Paraffin •• Possible contamination with the carcinogen 1,4 dioxin
✖️ Ethoxylated compounds: polysorbate, PEGs, Steareth-20 •• residues of carcinogenic 1,4 dioxane
✖️ Parabens •• direct links to endocrine disruption
✖️ Undisclosed fragrance •• direct links to allergies and endocrine disruption
✖️ BHT •• direct links to endocrine disruption and classified as a carcinogen
✖️ DMDM hydantoin •• releases formaldehyde (known carcinogen) into the product over time
 
And then this less common whopper…
Cyclopentasiloxane (decamthylcychlopentasiloxane D5 if we want to get specific) •• the EU has found evidence that it interferes with hormone function and is linked to fertility concerns. In addition to the scary effects on human health, it also has controversial impact on the environment.
 
I’ll say it loud and clear for the folks in the back…
 

You do NOT have to use products that contain risky health compromising ingredients to get the job done!

 

Here are some LWM approved safe swap alternatives… and looking at the glorious line up of toxin-free ingredients – I am very confident in their performance ability as well!

Each one of these is a clickable link for your convenience ⬇️
 
Wishing you health, happiness, and super soft hands 😄
 
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