Remembering what you should avoid can sometimes get pushed onto the back burner; DERMA E is here to help provide you with some of the things you should be saying “NO” to in 2018!
No to GMO’s.
GMO’s are short for Genetically Modified Organism. They are made in the lab, combining organisms that can’t be combined naturally. GMO’s are often found in animal products and processed foods. GMO’s have been linked with environmental damage, health concerns, and are in violation with consumers’ and farmers’ rights.
No to Sulfates.
Sulfates are a chemical often found in your shampoo, conditioner, and other personal care products. Sulfates are labeled as SLS or SLES on the ingredients list. Sulfates break down the color in hair, destroy treatments you may have, strip the hairs essential oils, and can cause irritation on the scalp and skin.
No to Gluten.
Many people know that gluten can irritate their stomach if ingested, but did you know that a gluten allergy can also be caused by your personal care products? Unfortunately, companies won’t list gluten as an ingredient; they will disguise it as wheat germ, hydrolyzed wheat protein, or hydrolyzed vegetable protein. All of those are sneaky ways to incorporate gluten in their products.
No to Parabens.
Parabens are chemicals used to preserve the longevity of a product. They are effective in skin care, but are linked to breast cancer and reproductive issues. Companies try to hide parabens in their products, keep your eyes peeled for butylparaben, methylparaben, and propylparaben.
No to Soy.
Soy is a protein found in some personal care products, which has a high concentration of nickel. It is often used as a hair and skin conditioning agent. Soy is one of the main food allergies people may have, which brings up the concern of them using it in their skin products.
No to Animal Testing.
Animal testing is pretty common among companies. Make sure to read the product labels to clarify whether it is tested on animals or not. Companies justify testing on animals because it isn’t harming a human, while that is true, it is harming an innocent animal. Companies that do not test on animals will have a symbol or wording to translate that to the consumer.