Toxic Ingredients in Your Skin Products!

Toxic Ingredients in Your Skin Products!


There are so many chemicals found in various skincare and cosmetic products and these chemicals are finally gaining attention because of the negative effects it can have on our skin and health.



This is used as an anti-bacterial in cosmetics and stabilizer in perfumes, and yet phenoxyethanol is very harmful. It is harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through skin. Phenoxyethanol can have an effect on the brain and the central nervous system too! Also - it irritates skin and eyes, and can cause blistering on skin as well. Despite all of those risks, many skin care products use phenoxyethanol because in small amounts it is “not harmful” to skin, but if you use the product multiple times a day, every day - that can add up and can actually be very harmful!



This is used as chemical preservatives a lot of personal care products such as moisturizers, shampoos, foundations and lots more! Some have said that an excessive amount of exposure to parabens may lead to breast cancer, but some argue that daily cosmetic exposure to parabens does not cause you any harm. At the end of the day, everyone's skin reacts differently, so if you would like to proceed with caution, you can find many products without parabens (cough, cough - Sunflower Skincare being one of them).



This is a colorless, flammable gas. Widely used as preservatives in skincare and cosmetics, it is mainly used in nail polish, makeup, lotions, and deodorants and many other products. Short term exposure can cause skin irritation, difficulty in breathing, watery eyes and burning in the nose when inhaled.


So, what can you use instead? 


We believe in a holistic and minimalistic approach to beautiful skin. Achieve a natural beauty using as little unnecessary ingredients as possible. Sunflower Skincare products are made with all natural, plant and vegan only ingredients. That's right - no beeswax! Need some help, join our challenge called “The Bloom Challenge” and get products based on your skin type and your primary skin concern. Use our info sheets to help you choose or take our free consultation questionnaire.


Know that if you ever have questions—I’m only an email away.



Amanda 🌻

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