What the cosmetics industry will never tell you

If you had read this information a month ago, you would have introduced 1 pound less chemicals into your body by now.

Did you know how much toxic stuff material touches your skin on an average morning from the ring of the alarm clock to the time you leave home?

  • 6:50 AM

    An alarm clock goes screaming off in the bedroom. Sleepy and yawning, Kate makes her way to the bathroom. She picks up her toothbrush, puts a bit of her Sodium Fluoride toothpaste on it and burshes her teeth. Then she squeezes a peanut-sized blob of Sodium Lauryl Sulphate-containing facial wash in her palm and steps under the shower.

  • 6:57 AM

    She pours on her skin the superb 2 in 1, cotton candy-flavoured chemical stuff (full of Diethanolamine), washes her hair and she takes a shower with a gel rich in Propylene Glycol. Then she dabs her body dry with a towel that had previously been washed in synthetic scents. Unsuspecting, she rubs into her skin all the chemicals hidden in the towel's fabric.

  • 7:07 AM

    The kettle is on – then Kate puts some artificial sugar substitute in her coffee. She leaves it to cool and gets dressed.

  • 7:13 AM

    Already dressed, Kate is standing in front of the mirror and puts on her makeup. She starts with a thick layer of makeup base rich in Polyethylene Glycol. She sprays a little bit of Dimethycone on her hair and finally, she puts on her perfume made of synthetic scents.

  • 7:30 AM

    After drinking her cold coffee, Kate pops the mug into the dishwasher and wipes off the odd drops with an antibacterial wipe.

  • 7:36 AM

    Kate steps out of the house. Since she woke up, her skin has been exposed to a brutal amount of chemicals – much more than what we wave able to list. How about You? How many different chemicals does your skin need to brave in the morning and throughout the day?

What if your body care routine is actually body poisoning?

According to age-old wisdom, we are what we eat. The same goes for our skin: we are (also) what we put on our skin. Our skin is our largest organ – and our body's first line of defence.

Its primary function is to protect the body from external impacts – dehydration, temperature fluctuation, infections and hazardous substances. But you also have to protect your skin if you want it to protect the rest of your body.

Despite an ever-growing awareness and demand to protect the environment we tend to play down the importance of using the right gel or soap for a bath.

What matters is speed – to get body care done as quickly as possible. But is that really the best approach?

If you buy your cosmetics in a supermarket, you can be sure that they contains a range of different substances that could harm your skin – i.e. your health.

You can spot at least one synthetic ingredient even in cosmetics labelled as ‘natural'. Why does that matter?

I know you care about your health and I know you prefer modern, natural products to those of the cosmetics INDUSTRY. But how easy or difficult is it to find out whether or not a cosmetic product is 100% natural? The best way is to closely read through the list of ingredients.

„Fair enough. But how do I know what's bad for my skin?”

That's exactly what I want to help you with. I have created a list of the 13+1 most dangerous synthetic ingredients – and I also explain why you should avoid them by miles.

Once you have read this series of articles you will no longer be fooled by sexy packaging, cotton candy flavours or the promise to make your skin „super smooth”.

I'd like to send you the series „The list of the 13+1 most dangerous ingredients in everyday cosmetics” as soon as possible! The only thing I need is your name and your e-mail address.

I wish you a wonderful, chemical-free day, Andrea Varga Darabos