Okay, so I’m starting a small series on a few BEAUTYCOUNTER I use and putting them up against some other brands to show you a comparison in the ingredients (and some are pretty terrible). So a question to you: Have you ever thought about what’s in your moisturizer ? I want to challenge you today to go grab one you use and search the ingredients within it, then go deeper and take a peek on www.ewg.org at some of those ingredients. Keep in mind when researching that your moisturizer is something that is literally soaking into your skin all day and night…
Okay, so on the left side is the Beautycounter day cream moisturizer I use and on the right is one I previously used in the past, so take a look below on what I found..
HOPE IN A JAR
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE :: strong evidence that it is a human skin toxicant, and in vitro tests cells showed positive mutation results, linking it to cancer. skin sensitizer to cause itching, burning, scaling, hives, and blistering of skin
TRIETHANOLAMIN :: can cause allergic reactions including eye problems, dryness of hair and skin, and could be toxic if absorbed into the body over a long period of time. It has been shown to cause bladder and liver cancer.
PARABENS :: Parabens, used to extend the shelf life of their products, mimic estrogen, and linked to hormone disruption, DNA damage, increased skin aging, and even some cancers
RETYINYL PALMITATE :: A form of vitamin A, which increase cell turnover and exfoliation, leaving skin more susceptible to damage from UV rays.
SAFFLOWER SEED OIL :: Ideal for improving the quality and texture of skin due to the abundance of linoleic acid. They combine with the sebum in human skin to unclog the pores and reduce rashes and acne. They also facilitate the regeneration of new skin cells
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF :: Includes vitamins, minerals, and other ingredients that detox cells like amino acids and uronic acids, anti-inflammatory ingredients to help skin inflammation.
SORBITAN OLIVATE :: Emulsifier from Olive oil. It reduces skin water loss, has a high moisturizing effect, is hypoallergenic an faciltiates the retention of skin moisture.
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN :: (glycerin) Used instead of controversial PARBENS, derived from grains and plants, it has been found to be an irritant to the skin in two studies, causing allergic contact dermatitis.
So, that is why I don’t go a day without using my Nourishing Day Cream, because I know what in it and even better I absolutely love how it feels on my skin..it’s not heavy at all, yet holds in moisture. Let me know if you want more info too!