Does the Back of Your Shampoo Bottle Make You Nervous?
Ever read the ingredients list on your favorite skincare product? We have, and it makes us a little uncomfortable. Not only are many of those ingredients impossible to pronounce, but some of them are downright dangerous. At Beauty by Earth, we think that beauty should be done a different way.
Beauty Doesn’t Have to be Dangerous
There’s a lot of stuff out there that’s worth staying away from. That’s why we don’t put it in our products. Here are some of the things you’ll never find around here:
Sure, they’ll keep your lotion from going bad, but we don’t know what their estrogen-mimicking effects will do in the long term. Who needs ‘em?
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate/Sodium Laureth Sulfate
These two sulfates are often used as a cheap way to make soaps and shampoos foamy. They’re also a common ingredient in garage floor cleaners and engine degreasers. As appealing as that sounds, we’ll pass, especially since these ingredients can be contaminated with ethylene oxide, a known carcinogen.
Synthetic (chemical) fragrances are one of the top causes of allergic reactions in skin care products. They’ll often show up as a single item on an ingredient list, but they can actually contain dozens of different ingredients. There has to be a better way to make yourself smell good.
Triclosan shows up as an anti-bacterial agent in many different soaps, deodorants, and detergents. It also shows up on the EPA’s list of pesticides. It’s suspected to interfere with human hormone function, and there’s a growing concern that it might be contributing to making bacteria resistant to antibiotics. No thanks.
So what do we put in Beauty by Earth products? Only stuff that we’d be happy to use for ourselves and our families. Natural, organic, and nourishing ingredients that are not only safe, but are actually beneficial to your health.
Beeswax is produced by female worker honeybees and is harvested by removing the top layer of wax that covers the honey cells. It is commonly used in skincare products as it is a surfactant and forms a protective barrier on the surface of the skin. Beeswax is a naturally hydrating ingredient that increases essential moisture in skin and in the relief of itching from sensitive skin. It has an irritation potential of zero, so it will not cause irritation or clog pores, but rather provide a host of benefits such as general healing, antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral.
A light, refreshing, and natural astringent that helps remove excess oil and shrink your pores. It leaves your eyes looking brighter and less puffy, and can even help to fade bruises and blemishes.
Also known as nature’s first aid kit. Great for helping small cuts and burns to heal. Also makes for an amazing toner to help soothe away razor burn, sunburn, and other small irritations.
Contains over 200 active components, including minerals (calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper and manganese), vitamins (A, C, E, folic acid, B1, B2, B3 and B6), amino acids, enzymes and fatty acids. When used externally it has a wide range of benefits, such as moisturizing and rejuvenating the skin, healing wounds, burns and abrasions, itch prevention, softens the skin, increases elasticity, reduces inflammation and helps supply oxygen to the skin cells. It is a disinfectant, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal and antiviral.
Absolutely packed with nutrients. A perfect natural way to nourish dry, unhappy skin.
Argan Oil is rich in vitamins A and E. It is packed with antioxidants, Omega-6 fatty acids and linoleic acid. Helps to minimize the appearance of inflammation, stretch marks and scarring, rashes, and dryness. Also, commonly used to repair and moisturize hair. When applied externally, the vitamin E helps to boost cell production while promoting healthy skin and hair.
Algae Extract is known for its non-irritating moisturizing properties, which add a protective barrier and suppleness to the skin. High in iodine, vitamins and mineral content.
Calendula (flowers, extract)
Calendula is commonly used to disinfect and treat skin infections or wounds. The antibacterial and immunostimulant properties of the plant make it extremely useful in treating slow-healing cuts.
Chamomile (flowers, essential oil)
Chamomile is useful in treating minor abrasions, cuts and scrapes. It is an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and antiparasitic. Chamomile has an exceptionally high content of essential oils.
Glycerin is a humectant (or moisturizer) that draws water from the air into the skin’s outer layer. It helps fight dryness in the skin and allows the skin to retain moisture which produces smoother looking skin. It’s great for balancing all skin types and has the added benefit of increasing shelf-stability in products.
Jojoba Oil very closely mimics human sebum (one of the natural oils found on skin) and is readily absorbed without making skin feel greasy. It contains Vitamins E and B complex as well as many minerals. It has a high percentage of iodine, which gives it a great power to heal. Jojoba acts as a tonic, emollient (softener) and moisturizer, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, which treats dry skin, removes wrinkles and stretch marks and can heal cuts, sores, acne, and skin fungus.
Lavender – (flowers, essential oil)
Lavender’s properties include; antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-toxic, anti-inflammatory, decongestant, restorative and tonic on the skin. It also has a lovely, soothing aroma.