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Skin Care and the Products We Choose, Part Two

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Skin Care and the Products We Choose, Part Two

In part one of this series, we talked about what types of ingredients we do use in our formulas (organic, ethical, pronounceable, and effective remedies, tonics, and body care). This post is going to talk about what ingredients you should avoid if you wish to avoid ingesting toxins through the skin. As profiled in the last blog post, you need to avoid toxins that have a molecular weight lower than 750 to avoid absorbing the toxin.FD & C Colors/Pigments: These are synthetic colors made from coal and tar. Side effects range from skin irritation, to oxygen depletion, and even death. All those...

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Skin Care and the Products We Choose, Part One

Posted by Lily Kunning on

Skin Care and the Products We Choose, Part One

Your skin is your body's largest organ- and it absorbs at least 60% of what you put on it. This includes the water from our baths and showers, soaps, topical medications, essential oils, and body care products. At Haven Herbs, we only carry and make products that are "organic, ethical, pronounceable, and effective." What do we mean by this?Organic:This is actually a legal term. Organic means that the ingredients in a formula are grown or raised not using synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, and in the case of animal products, it also means no hormones or antibiotics are given. In the...

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