Top 10 Toxins to Avoid in Your Personal Care

Top 10 Toxins to Avoid in Personal Care by Nadia Cross

Source: Environmental Defense

At the base of Teal N Bronze there is a foundation of wellness in personal and body care. Your skin is your largest organ, absorbing almost 60% of what you put on it. Your body wants to keep only the good stuff and get rid of the bad, which it does in a few different ways.

There are 4 body processes that eliminate toxins:

  • Lungs
  • Kidneys
  • Liver
  • and Skin!

Since you're completely covered in it, your skin plays a more important role in your wellness than you may have considered. With such a high rate of absorption and elimination, keeping your organ most in touch with your environment healthy is crucial to clearing out those toxins.

In my products I wanted to reduce the risk of toxins, so I opted for premium quality USDA-certified ingredients.  This certification ensures that there are minimal, if any, toxins, preservatives and synthetic compounds.

From an overall health standpoint, removing these toxins reduces INFLAMMATION and lowers the risk of cancer, heart problems, stroke and chronic conditions.

I found products with minimal ingredients easier to trust. Being able to identify ingredients in your personal care can be frustrating, if you're brave enough to look. Some ingredient lists require way more effort than my brain wants to deal with.  For me, knowledge is power and simple is always better.

Pro Tip: While you're avoiding the top 10, keep these baddies at bay as well:

  • Chemicals
  • Preservatives
  • Petroleum
  • Fragrance
  • Mineral oil
  • Palm oil
  • Animal Testing

Want to research on your own? These no-no's are as hard to pronounce as they are to search. Click the links for more info:

  • Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) & butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) link
  • Formaldehyde & formaldehyde releasing agents link
  • N-Ethylpentedrone (NEP) & N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) link
  • Oxybenzone link 
  • Parabens link
  • Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) link
  • Phthalates link
  • Siloxanes link
  • Talc link
  • Toluene link


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