Did you know that up to 60% of what you put on your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream? This means your body absorbs toxins in your skincare products, like petroleum and other chemicals.
There’s more to this than hype. A 2011 study published in the Journal of Women’s Health reported, “There is strong evidence that mineral oil hydrocarbons are the greatest contaminant of the human body, amounting to approximately 1g per person.” Studying body fat collected during c-sections and milk post-delivery, the researchers found, “The increase in MOSH [mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons] concentration in human fat tissue with age suggests an accumulation over time. Cosmetics might be a relevant source of the contamination.”
The chemicals that are absorbed through your skin are accumulating in your body.
According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), as much as 80% of the beauty products on the market contain known carcinogens. A carcinogen is a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue. What’s worse? This is completely legal, and the amounts allowed are unlimited and unregulated. Other synthetic ingredients and chemicals have been linked to various conditions including skin irritations, such as dermatitis, and allergic reactions.
Three Organics products are a safe and healthy alternative. We do not use any petroleum-based ingredients, synthetic preservatives or stabilisers, parabens, phthalates, or other potentially harmful ingredients. Our skin, hair and beard products contain only pure, organic ingredients, free of pesticides.
It’s important to understand that even some organic products contain irritants. We’ve even gone the extra mile to ensure that the natural oils and ingredients selected are not irritants. We create each product ourselves, and we love using them. There is much comfort in knowing that products we use each day will not harm our bodies. Be sure to check out our full line of organic moisturisers, facial and beard oils, and hair care products today!