Get Savvy With Your Makeup!
Parabens and phthalates and dyes, oh my! What are they and why are they in our cosmetics?
Parabens are a class of widely used preservatives used in cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. They are added to these products to stop the growth of fungus, bacteria and other potentially damaging microbes. Sounds like a good thing, right?
Maybe not, according to the non-profit group Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC). Cumulative exposure to the chemicals from several different products could be overloading our bodies and contributing to a wide range of health problems. “Of greatest concern is that parabens are known to disrupt hormone function, an effect that is linked to increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive toxicity,” reports the CSC. The European Union actually banned parabens in 2012.
Phthlates are mainly used as plasticizers, substances added to plastics to increase their flexibility, transparency, durability, and longevity. Why in the world would this be in our cosmetics? They are also found in many common products such as children’s backpacks, lunch boxes, food packaging, and more. They can also be an ingredient in the mystical “fragrance,” which we now know can be used to describe over 3,100 undisclosed chemicals. Phthlates have been linked to adverse developments on the male reproductive system.
So do we just give up and stop wearing makeup altogether? More power to you if you do that, but I just can’t leave the house with a bare face. (I know, #issues, but that’s a post for another day!) I must not be the only one, because Young Living members have been asking for MAKEUP for years! And Young Living delivered!
At the company’s International Grand Convention in June, the Rice-Ecceles Stadium full of 20,000+ Young Living members erupted into cheers as the big announcement was made!
Savvy Minerals by Young Living™ was formulated to include only the most pristine ingredients. This full line of products was developed with an unwavering standard of purity and quality, giving you a full variety of naturally derived products made without cheap fillers or synthetics—and that’s a beautiful thing! Why not treat your face to the best??
From foundation with a lightweight texture and buildable formula to rich eyeshadows to blush that gives you an effortless glow, Savvy Minerals offers the best in mineral makeup!