Spring is finally here and to continue with our theme of renewal and renovation, we're tackling our vanities.
That's right, it's time for a little spring cleaning. It's time to toss those expired products- yes, you heard us right, products expire! - and ditch those icky toxic ingredients.
WAVE GOODBYE TO THESE TOXIC INGREDIENTS:
FORMALDEHYDE - OFTEN FOUND IN NAIL TREATMENTS & EYELASH GLUE.
This colorless gas has been classified by the IARC (International Agency for Research on Carcinogens) as a carcinogen to humans.
FORMALDEHYDE FREE NAIL POLISH:
Ten Over Ten / Fulton Nail Polish
Ten Over Ten / Jane Nail Polish
PARABENS - PRESERVATIVES USED IN SKINCARE, HAIRCARE, & SHAVING PRODUCTS.
Long-chained parabens can mimic estrogen and disrupt your endocrine system and may lead to impaired fertility.
PARABEN FREE SHAVING PRODUCTS:
Ernest Supplies / Cooling Shave Cream
Grown Alchemist / Sandalwood & Sage Shave Gel
PHTHALATES - A GROUP OF CHEMICALS FOUND IN DEODORANTS, LOTIONS, & HAIRSPRAYS.
Studies link phthalate exposure to reproductive abnormalities and reduced testosterone in men.
PHTHALATE FREE DEODORANT:
Agent Nateur / Holi (man) No. 5 Deodorant
Living Libations / Maverick Creme Deodorant
TRICLOSAN - ANTI-MICROBIAL PRESERVATIVE FOUND IN TOOTHPASTE, SHAMPOO, & MAKEUP.
This ingredient has been linked to endocrine disruption, and thyroid malfunction. It's also extremely toxic to marine life.
TRICLOSAN FREE TOOTHPASTE:
Davids / Flouride Free Toothpaste
Theodent / Kids Chocolate Toothpaste
PETROLATUM - USED AS A MOISTURIZER IN SKINCARE & LIP PRODUCTS.
Petroleum distillates may cause contact dermatitis and are often contaminated with cancer-causing impurities. They are produced in oil refineries at the same time as automobile fuel, heating oil and chemical feedstocks.
PETROLEUM FREE LIP CARE:
Ogee / Hydraganics Sculpted Lip Oil
Living Libations / Rose Glow Lover Lips