Why You Should Choose Natural Skincare: Reason 3: Avoiding Toxins

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There are several reasons to use natural skincare products that we have been going over in our blog. This time, we want to talk about the benefits of seeking out and using natural, luxury skincare products that are non-toxic.

Many common toxins like those listed below are found in popular skincare and can be harmful to your health in the long term:

  • Parabens: Parabens are a type of preservative found in many skincare products that have been linked to endocrine disruption and cancer; it is prohibited in the EU.
  • Synthetic fragrances (including phthalates): Companies are not required to disclose the ingredients in their fragrance blends, but many have been linked to cancer, reproductive defects, and other sensitivities. Phthalates are not commonly listed in ingredients but are typically part of fragrance blends and have been known to disrupt the endocrine system, increase the risk of breast cancer, and cause reproductive defects
  • Sulfates: Sulfates like sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium Laureth sulfate (SLES) are used in many hair and body products to create suds but can cause irritation over time. Sulfates are also sometimes contaminated with cancer-causing compounds.
  • Ethanolamine Compounds (DEA, TEA, MEA): These chemicals are widely found in cosmetics as emulsifiers, fragrances, pH adjusters, and more. Ethanolamine compounds like DEAs are another chemical banned in the EU due its carcinogenic properties and contributions to organ toxicity.
  • Benzophenone: Benzophenones are used to protect from the effects of UV light but are connected to cancer, endocrine disruption, and reproductive deficiencies.

These chemicals do have some benefits in the short term, as listed above. This is why they are so common in our skincare products. But, in the long term, they also have the potential to cause serious health risks. Generally speaking, though, too much of any chemical could potentially cause harm. But the great thing about nourish skincare products are that they avoid synthetic and other harmful chemicals that have these known links to cancer, endocrine disruption, and congenital reproductive defects.

Azuri does extensive research to formulate products using natural, plant-based ingredients that have the potential to outperform these chemicals, will be less agitating in the long run, and will aid your body and skin’s natural processes that keep it healthy and glowing. These ingredients are ancient and are tried and tested by modern sciences as well as by centuries of use by our ancestors.

For example, ashwagandha is a powerful Ayurvedic herb with anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties which fight active acne and blemishes. Its adaptogenic properties help to protect your skin from pollution and cortisol, the stress hormone that can prematurely age skin. It is also known to stimulate collagen production, giving your face a plump and youthful glow. Ashwagandha is a revered Ayurvedic medicinal herb that has been used for centuries in India and is completely plant-based.

Of course, everyone is different, and it is still possible to have an allergic reaction to even natural ingredients. This is why it’s important to research your products and patch test them before fully integrating them into your routine. However, these natural ingredients tend to be less harsh to the skin and support its natural processes so that your skin can be healthy from the inside out.

Check out Azuri’s nourish organic face cream, hand and body cremes that take advantage of the wealth of our natural world to create powerful, non-toxic, luxury organic skincare that works at azuriskincare.com.