5 Potentially Toxic Ingredients You Definitely Don't Want in Your Beauty Products

May 24, 2016
by Thrive Market

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Ever take a close look at the labels on your favorite cleansers, moisturizers, and scrubs? Almost everyone is guilty of turning a blind eye to the indecipherable ingredients lurking in these products. If it's promising the best skin ever, it's tough to turn away—but it's important to learn to take a more selective approach to skin care.

Why? Skin is our largest organ, and our bodies will absorb 60 percent of what we put on it. And little do we know, some of the products we slather on every single day are packed with hormone disruptors that cause imbalances, chemicals that are toxic to our organs, and synthetic substances that can cause or worsen asthma and allergies.

Yikes! Okay, don't freak out. We're here to help. Watch this video to learn about the top five ingredients to absolutely avoid, and where you can find them:

  • Parabens
  • Petroleum
  • Phthalates
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
  • Synthetic fragrance

BONUS: Thrive Market carries some of the most amazing natural skin care products at 25 to 50 percent less than supermarket prices.

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