What’s Actually in your Hair and Body Products?

Have you ever paused to think about all of the products you expose yourself to? From hand soap to body lotion, shampoo and conditioner to hair products, on a day-to-day basis, the list can really add up. When it comes to hair and body products, there are several things you should know in regards to harmful toxins you could potentially be exposing yourself to.

One of the biggest problems affects the body’s natural hormonal balance. Certain product ingredients can offset the hormonal balance causing estrogen to dominate. This condition is also referred to as endocrine disruption and it is linked to many serious issues for women including ovarian cysts, irregular menstrual cycles, low progesterone levels and even breast cancer. For men, the hormonal imbalance is responsible for lack of testosterone and a low sperm count.

Top Culprits

1. Parabens
Most often found in shampoo, deodorant, soaps, and makeup, parabens are essentially fat-soluble estrogen mimickers that store up in your body and cause damage.

2. 4-MBC
Known more as an abbreviation, 4-Methylbenzylidene is a common organic camphor derivative found frequently in sunscreens that protect the skin from UV B rays.

3. Petrochemicals
Petroleum derived by-products are common in the cosmetic industry due to their cheap commercial availability and ability to make products less harsh when applied to the skin.

4. Lead
Known to cause miscarriage and infertility, lead is found in a majority of name-brand lipsticks and can accumulate in the body over time.

These dangerous ingredients can cause major health issues. It’s time to grab your beauty products and do some deep reading on what you are really putting on and in your body. At Clean Enhanced Organics, we use organic ingredients to cleanse, condition, and restore beauty as nature intended!

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