How much is your skin absorbing?

At, we believe one of the biggest issues in the beauty industry is eradicating the harmful chemicals and ingredients in beauty products that may be doing more damage to us than we know. Sure, we all want to look good, and beauty products can help give us a boost of self-esteem, but it’s not worth risking our health.

Which is why we like this enlightening (if a little bit scary) infographic we found on that highlights some of the potentially dangerous ingredients that are in some of our daily beauty products. On average, the skin absorbs 60% of what we put on top of it, with some areas – like the face – even more absorbent than that!

And we’re not just talking about the all-too-common “parabens” buzzword here either. We’re talking:

  • Aluminum
  • Synthetic formaldehyde
  • Toluene
  • Pthalates
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate
  • And more

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So before you run that beauty product to the cash register, check the ingredient list first. Or, better yet, read our articles on natural and organic beauty products to get more information on how to find ones that are good for your health and your self-esteem.

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