When dry skin occurs, it means that the skin is not producing enough natural oils it needs to maintain itself. Skin is our first line of defense against dangers in the environment, bombarded daily by the sun’s UV rays and air pollution.
The FDA and other federal organizations created to safeguard our health from hazardous products long ago gave up the fight. You come into contact with tens of thousands of products every day that are made of hazardous substances that can lead to mental illness, cancer, respiratory problems, hormone disruption, and other ailments.
By now, we ought to all be aware that big business does not always have our best interests in mind. It is up to us to conduct the necessary study to learn about what products and ingredients are actually good for us, and which ones are not so good for us. Nature keeps it pretty simple. If you can understand what a lot of the ingredients are on a label, it is probably best to avoid that product.
We weren’t made to absorb or ingest chemicals. These chemicals can cause disruptions to how our skin and body function normally. Here are three primary components that are frequently found in skincare products and that you should avoid using.
Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA) BHA
BHA is a food stabilizer and preservative that is frequently found in body lotions, lipstick, and treatments for yeast infections. However, the National Toxicology Program issues a warning, stating that it is “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen” and an endocrine disruptor.
This elusive component is a preservative that releases formaldehyde and is present in a wide range of personal care products, including body lotion. 20% of all cosmetic and personal care items utilize formaldehyde releasers, according to the Environmental Working Group. Although there is no proof that DMDM hydantoin causes cancer, formaldehyde most definitely does, because it irritates the eyes and skin. Additionally, formaldehyde may be present if the DMDM Hydantoin used in your moisturizer contains an impurity.
Nearly all commercially marketed body creams contain parabens (just look for butylparaben, isobutylparaben, methylparaben, propylparaben, or ethylparaben on the label). They prevent bacteria and fungi from growing in a person’s specific moisturizer bottle, which is great if they weren’t linked to breast cancer and hormone imbalance. Thankfully, producers of organic lotions have found safer ways to preserve their goods free of fungi, such as using vitamin E and citric acid.
B&B Botanicals are a natural, organic, vegan, cruelty-free, and sustainable brand. They offer products that will help keep you hydrated, nourished, and calm. Their products are safe for dogs as well.
Our unique multi-purpose skin care cream has been formulated using a combination of pure natural botanicals such as Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Nut Oil, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Hemp oil, and Vitamin E Oil.
Shea butter contains vitamins E and A as well as essential fatty acid and other nutrients.
Mango Butter is effective in preventing inflammatory and itching caused by dryness.
Coconut oil provides medium chain fatty acids, which disrupts bacterial, fungal, viral cell membranes, causing cell death.
Sweet almond oil keeps your cells healthy, prevents inflammation, and promotes new cell growth.
Jasmine Essential Oil stimulates collagen production.
Roman Chamomile calms your senses.
Vanilla Essential Oil is rich in antioxidants which prevent and reverse skin damage caused by free radicals .
Hemp Oil acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory while simultaneously encouraging skin growth and new cell generation.
Vitamin E Oil helps protect your skin’s moisture barrier, it’s a powerful antioxidant, and also helps protect your skin from the sun.