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You can find phthalates in a wide variety of products. There are several different types, which means we’re exposed to a lot of them. They are primarily used to stop plastic from becoming brittle, which means that when it comes to skin care, it would keep your product from expiration quicker. There are also used in a few synthetic fragrances. Since companies aren’t required to share what ingredients are used to make their fragrances however, you’d never know.
Pro Tip: Diethyl Phthalate (DEP) is the most common phthalate found in skin care and generally used to dissolve fragrances.
No Artificial Fragrances.
Fragrances and perfumes has proved to be harmful and drying for the skin, especially on those with sensitive skin. We still wanted you to have the option to have your moisturizer smell good, so instead of added synthetic fragrances, we use essential oils. Still don’t want it to be scented? That’s the beauty of customization. You can choose to have your moisturizer unscented and you won’t lose any benefits (except of course a pleasant-smelling cream).
Phosphates are commonly used as a buffering agent in cosmetics. This simply means that it’s used to maintain the acidity of a certain solution and, like many of the other chemicals mentioned, further extend the life of a product. Phosphates adjust the pH balance, thoroughly manipulating the base and stripping it of it’s natural properties.
These set of ingredients can be classified as one of the most controversial. Parabens are a kind a preservative used to protect cosmetics and skin care against the production of bacteria. Although this doesn’t sound to harmful, chemicals are chemicals. Anything that unnatural increases the lifespan of a product is a no-go.
Pro Tip: Parabens usually have the word ‘paraben’ in the name, making them much easier to find on an ingredient label.