Our universe, including Mother Nature, is made of chemistry. Many chemical components of ingredients found in body and skin care products are trans-dermal. This means they penetrate your body’s protective layer and enter your system, which can be good or bad. There is growing evidence that many ingredients used in skin care products may be stealing your health (even in many handcrafted products claiming to be natural).
Popular and even expensive skin care products often contain ingredients that have the following health-stealing effects:
Hormone imbalance/ endocrine disruption
Linked to reproductive defects, insulin resistance, developmental problems in children, poor thyroid function, and many more serious health issues.
Synthetic fragrances, dyes and colors bring a large set of allergens to skin care. They may not make you sneeze or your eyes water but they often are the root cause of all kinds of skin issues that get misdiagnosed as eczema, rosacea or other forms of dermatitis. These nasty ingredients also create real health problems for people with breathing problems like asthma, COPD, and emphysema.
Sadly, you will find carcinogens in everything from baby shampoo to face care. If you see any ingredient with “paraben” in the name you should avoid at all costs as this is absorbed through the skin and is often found in breast cancer tumors. Other common culprits include Petrolatum, Xylene, Toluene, Mineral oil, Benzoyl Peroxide, and preservatives such as MIT (Methylisothiazolinone).
Every skin care product eventually makes its way into our water supply. And while most communities have rigorous and reliable waste water treatment facilities the truth is they are simply unable to filter out chemicals that are in the micro- and nano-particle range. This means all those chemicals end up back in our drinking and water – and in the plants and animals that use the water.
Our Natural Skin Care is a Health Saver
At New Harmony Soap, we understand that skin care products are delivery platforms for chemistry to your body. That is why we carefully research every single ingredient we use to ensure our customers are giving themselves and their loved ones the healthiest life possible with truly natural skin care options. We strive to make every product a pure source of Natural Skin Nutrition.
One way to make healthier decisions is to download the Dirty Dozen List of Endocrine Disruptors published by the Environmental Working Group. Use this list to weed out the unhealthy products currently in your cabinets and to make healthier purchasing decisions in the future.
Have Questions/ Need Advice?
Should you ever have questions or concerns about the ingredients in New Harmony Soap products – or products you’ve purchased elsewhere – feel free to email or call us. We’re committed to your well-being and want to help you ditch any body care products that may be stealing your health!