3 Harmful Chemicals to avoid in your skincare and 3 Natural Ingredients to heal your skin in Wild KiwiheartsPosted by Abby Cox on
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These are common ingredients listed on the back of food labels.
As you pick up a can of tomato sauce, you turn it over to read the ingredients out of curiosity. You’re expecting to see real food listed like tomatoes, onions, olive oil, maybe even some garlic.
Instead you’re trying to pronounce mystery additives like sodium benzoate, nitrates, and sulfites.
We have become increasingly aware of the ingredients in our food and demand more natural, whole food products.
But why aren’t we doing the same for our skincare?
Our skin protects us against daily exposures to UV light, air pollution, extreme weather, germs. Yes, our skin acts as a barrier. But what we fail to realize is that it absorbs what we put on it.
If we won’t eat ingredients that we can’t pronounce, then why are we putting them on our skin?
If you look at the ingredients in your skin products, will you be able to pronounce them?
Below are 3 common chemicals in skincare products and 3 natural ingredients we use to replace them.
So the next time you’re buying body lotion, facial cleanser, or moisturizer, be cautious if you find these ingredients hiding on the labels.
Toxin #1 Parabens
Parabens are one of the most common toxins in over 60% of cosmetic and skin products.
They are used to prevent bacteria and mold growth, which you’d want in your skincare...right?
It is a group of chemicals that act as a cheap preservative and can easily penetrate skin cells. Once inside the body, parabens:
Bind with hormone receptors
- Block real estrogen hormones
- Disrupt normal hormone balance
- Linked to breast cancer and tumors
Most skincare brands hide parabens in hard-to-pronounce labels like “methylparaben and propylparaben.”
So read the ingredient labels and be on the lookout for this dangerous preservative.
Toxin #2 Phthalates
Phthalates are a group of chemicals that make skin products more liquid or less dry. Like parabens, phthalates:
Disrupt natural hormone balance and production
Lead to reproductive defects for men and women
Linked to breast cancer
Phthalates don’t have to be disclosed on products. Because of non-regulation, most companies label phthalates as “fragrance.”
To avoid the risk of phthalates in your skincare, don’t buy products with fragrance. Instead, use skinfood that is fragrance-free and packaged in glass containers.
Toxin #3 Petroleum
Petroleum jelly is a byproduct of petroleum refining that is used to moisturize dry skin.
Petroleum jelly is not innately toxic.
But the refining process is.
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, PAHs, contaminate petroleum jelly during the refining process. Because there is limited regulation controlling the refining process, the risk of contamination is extremely high.
Petroleum jelly penetrates the skin
- High rick of PAH contamination
- PAHs are linked to cancer and nerve damage
Because of this risk, it is not worth using petroleum products to moisturize your lips and skin.
3 Natural Alternative Ingredients in Wild Kiwihearts skincare
Instead of dangerous, cheap chemicals that deteriorate your health, Wild Kiwihearts has 3 natural ingredients that nourish your skin and heal your body.
Organic Hemp Seed Oil
You know how they say salmon and nuts promote healthy skin because of the Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids. Well instead of eating pounds of salmon and nuts, moisturize your skin with organic hemp seed oil.
Cold-pressed hemp seeds produce natural oil full of Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids.
These fatty acids:
- Promote skin growth and cell generation
- Soothe inflammation caused by common skin problems
- Calm redness
- Regulate oil production while keeping skin hydrated
Try 100% Organic Hemp Seed Oil in Wild Kiwihearts’ Pure Oils: Hemp, Borage, and Camellia.
Gently massage Pure Oils into your neck and face after cleansing at night. Wake up with balanced and hydrated skin from nature’s beneficial oils.
Organic Aloe Vera Juice
Have you ever gotten out of a pool, ocean, or lake and your skin felt like it was sucked dry of all moisture?
Water evaporates on your skin, taking with it natural oils. This leaves behind a dry, tight feeling in your skin.
If water dries out your skin, then why do major brands use water as a main ingredient in their moisturizers?
We have replaced water with nature’s most soothing plant, aloe vera:
- Rich in antioxidants to soothe skin
- Ideal for sensitive skin types
- Anti-inflammatory to calm eczema flare-ups and inflamed acne
- Absorbed to hydrate dry skin
Don’t limit aloe vera for when you have a sunburn. Try our Hemp and Pomegranate Moisturizer for daily hydration that leaves your skin rejuvenated and truly moisturized.
Organic Unrefined Shea Butter
Our next hero ingredient isn’t a byproduct of petroleum but instead is from shea tree nuts.
We specifically used unrefined shea butter without the use of chemicals or preservatives. Refined shea butter is still extracted through petroleum solvents, losing beneficial nutrients behind.
Unrefined shea butter:
- Contains soluble fatty acids
- Antioxidants for anti-aging
- Softens and conditions skin
- Linked to collagen production for new skin growth
Look for products like our Kumerahou & Kaolin Cream Cleanser that are made with unrefined shea butter. The shea butter will clean your face without stripping all of the natural oils away. Leaving a clean, fresh, hydrated feeling.
You deserve the best ingredients!
Our skin is a gateway to our overall health.
What you put on your skin is as important as what you eat.
We at Wild Kiwihearts pride ourselves in hand-picking the best ingredients to support balanced skin and holistic health.
Don’t settle for mystery toxins and ingredients that you can’t pronounce in your skincare. Give your skin the natural food it needs to grow strong and healthy because you and your body deserve it.
Properly feed your skin and cherish your body by trying Wild Kiwihearts natural skincare today!