all you need to know about clean beauty

all you need to know about clean beauty
Why clean beauty is important? what does it mean? how to recognize? and what it has to do with sustainability?

most people don't have much awareness of the benefits of clean beauty and the effect it does on our body and our planet.

clean beauty is the term for natural products created and produced without any proven or suspected toxic ingredients or chemicals without harming animals and the planet. 

why it's important to your skin and health?
the main problem is toxic ingredients and chemicals, some chemicals damage your skin, some chemicals can be breathed in and damage your lungs, and some chemicals can get into your body (through your skin or when you breathe them in) and damage your organs (such as your brain, heart, liver, and kidneys).
It takes 26 seconds for the chemicals in your personal care products to enter your bloodstream.

list of worst chemicals in beauty products:
  • Formaldehyde a known carcinogen.
  • Paraformaldehyde a type of formaldehyde.
  • Methylene glycol a type of formaldehyde.
  • Quaternium 15 releases formaldehyde.
  • Mercury can damage the kidneys and nervous system.
  • Dibutyl and diethylhexyl phthalates disrupt hormones and damage the reproductive system.
  • Isobutyl and isopropyl parabens disrupt hormones and harm the reproductive system.
  • The long-chain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances known as PFAS have been linked to cancer.
  • Mand o-phenylenediamine used in hair dyes, which irritate and sensitize the skin, damage DNA, and can cause cancer.

habitat collaboration


What it has to do with the planet? the main two reasons regular beauty companies harm the planet are the factories and the packaging. 
The dirt of beauty factories isn't only dirt it's toxic chemicals in washed down drains that end up in oceans damaging the ecosystem and causing death to aquatic species. Livestock affected by toxins that end up in soil can suffer reproductive, genetic, and developmental changes as well as many types of cancer.
Also, statistically, most beauty companies are using tons of disposable plastics packaging.
Clean beauty companies are the complete opposite in both issues. clean beauty companies are mostly hand-made by environmental activism and take care to use compostable/ reusable packages. 
Help Earth Shop as an environment activism company has launched a clean beauty collaboration with Habitat by Pela to encourage people to shop healthy products in a sustainable way.
On the 'home' page under the 'clean beauty' category, you can find all of the products (each product has a list with its own natural ingredients) and more. 

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