Updated: Jul 10, 2019
Our skin is the largest organ of the body. Apart from regulating our body temperature, acting as a barrier to protect our inside, and giving us the beautiful power of sensation, it also has the ability to absorb what is being applied to it. Many of the things we put on our skin makes it all the way into our bloodstream. Therefore, what you put on your skin is just as important as what you put in your body.
The average woman puts 515 synthetic chemicals on her body every single day without knowing. Many of the ingredients in U.S. skin care products have been banned in Europe and other countries, as scientific studies suggest that they could be linked to cancer, reproductive harm and neurotoxicity. In the US, regulations have not changed since 1938. The regulation does not require that cosmetic companies disclose their ingredients to the Food and Drug Administration before going on the market. The European Union has banned over 1,300 chemicals found in skin care products and cosmetics. The FDA has only banned 8 and restricted 3.
We consumers are making a shift towards more natural and organic beauty products. At all ages, we are becoming more aware of our own health and of living well and safely. We are becoming more conscious about what ingredients we apply to our skin and the effect the products we use have on our Earth. Not all synthetics are bad but the average woman put on 168 chemicals every day onto her body, so it is good to carefully consider what you use on your skin.
At Hawaii Skin Treats we use natural and USDA certified organic ingredients like butters, waxes, and essential oils. This create effective products that are free from hazardous chemicals, without compromising your beauty or the environment.