Women and beauty products – it’s a love affair that’s been going on for eons. And no wonder. There’s nothing like a new body butter or favourite face oil to make us look and feel good.
But at what cost are we welcoming chemicals into our bodies through our skin?
Most of the cosmetics available today are cocktails of industrially produced and potentially dangerous chemicals. These could be harmful to our health. And, in some cases, rather than delivering on their potent ‘anti-aging’ promise, are causing us to age faster.
Research conducted way back in 2009 discovered that the average woman’s daily grooming regime incorporates 515 different synthetic chemicals on her body. Every. Single. Day!
Parabens, found in most cosmetics, are designed to preserve the shelf-life of your cosmetics and are one of the most widely used preservatives in the world. They lurk in shampoos, hair gels, shaving gels, and body lotions. Their use has become increasingly controversial since a range of studies has linked them to health problems like breast cancer and fertility issues in men.
To quote an article from the dailymail.co.uk “Research from the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine suggests that some parabens we had previously presumed to be safe, such as Methylparaben, may mutate and become toxic when exposed to sunlight, causing premature skin aging and an increased risk of skin cancer.”
So the products we invest in to take care of us may actually be doing more harm than good.
Our skin is our largest organ and absorbs what we put on it whether we like it or not. We spend so much time thinking about and researching the food we put in our bodies, but we often don’t give our skin the same level of attention.
Now more than ever before, using natural beauty products is vital to our health and wellbeing – not just looking good.
Which is why the Three Gems natural skincare range has been crafted to protect, nurture, and support your skin’s needs, naturally. We only use the highest quality natural ingredients to hydrate and nourish your skin to keep it looking and feeling its best.
Discover our range now and see the difference.