Toxins in Cosmetics
The skin is the largest organ of the body. It is our most important immune defense barrier and our largest organ for eliminating waste. Substances applied to the skin can get absorbed into the blood stream. Some experts say that up to 60% of substances applied to the skin can be absorbed into the blood stream.
Beware of so called 'natural' cosmetics
The hazards of petrochemical based cosmetics
Fragrance on an ingredients label can mean that it contains of up to four thousand separate ingredients, many of them toxic or carcinogenic. They can cause symptoms including allergic rashes, headaches, dizziness, violent coughing and vomiting, and skin irritation. Scientific studies have proved that fragrances can affect the central nervous system, causing depression, hyperactivity, and irritability.
Mineral Oils, Emulsifiers and Waxes
Mineral oils are detrimental to the skin, they coat the skin like plastic, interfering with the bodies healthy functioning, blocking pores and inhibiting the skins ability to eliminate toxins. Some of them sit on the surface of the skin, clogging the pores and making germs more likely to get in and toxins less likely to get out of your body. Mineral oils do not give any nourishment to the skin because they do not contain fatty acids and therefore have no affinity with the skin and cannot be absorbed by the skin.
Suvarna do not sell any products which contain mineral oils, waxes or mineral emulsifiers. We only sell products which contain cold pressed vegetable oils and fats such as shea nut butter and cocoa butter, and natural emulsifiers from plant sources.
These natural plant oils have an affinity with the skin. They can be absorbed into the deeper layers of the skin. They contain fatty acids which are deeply moisturizing, and have an abundance of healing, revitalizing properties and natural vitamins.
The following are some of the nasty ingredients to watch out for. Suvarna do not sell any products which contain any of these ingredients:
Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS)
Sodium Laureth Sufate
Ammonium Laureth Sulphate (family of SLS)
DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine), & TEA (triethanolamine)
Imidazolidiny Urea and DMDM Hydantoin
FD & C Colour Pigments