After thorough research, we at Svanah Beauty have brought you some of the most harmful ingredients which are often hidden in the bottle of your lip balm, and the way they say “You shouldn’t apply on your skin, what you can’t eat!”
For a true fact when you apply a product on your lips, especially when it is in such close contact to your mouth, you should be very careful of every ingredient it contains!
(Propylparaben Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Isopropylparaben, and other ingredients ending in –paraben)
Parabens are potential endocrine disruptors (aka hormone disruptors) due to their ability to mimic estrogen. This effect is linked to an increased risk of breast cancer and malignant melanoma – a form of skin cancer. In men, they appear to reduce sperm production and reduced testosterone levels. An estimated 75-90% of body care products contain parabens.
Can we all agree that something this close to gasoline is not what we want on our lips?! It’s most commonly heard around auto shops, but companies found if you refine it down, it can be a good compound for beauty products. Unfortunately, the refining process is harsh and toxic agents can easily be found in your products. For example, if the petroleum jelly becomes contaminated during the manufacturing process, possible Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, which have links to breast cancer, and other carcinogenic agents may get into the jelly.
Another major concern with petrolatum used in skin products is that it creates an airtight barrier on the skin -- aka you are suffocating your skin!! This also creates a breeding ground for bacteria and more toxic compounds.
PHENOL, MENTHOL + SALICYLIC ACID
Do your lips actually feel more chapped the more you apply? Dr. Piliang says, “Lip balms that contain ingredients like phenol, menthol, and salicylic acid make the lips drier. Sometimes these cause a tingling feeling when you apply them. They either cause irritation or literally remove the outer layers of the skin. It was first included in lip balm formulas because it exfoliates. But exfoliation with chemicals is not the solution. You have less protection and more susceptible to environmental factors, which lead to you actually applying more of the product. Avoid lip balms containing those ingredients!”
FRAGRANCES + ECZEMA
Did you know that the leading cause of eczema and other skin diseases is "added fragrances"
Over the last 7 years, scientists and doctors have discovered the severity fragrances can have on our bodies. Your skin is the largest organ in your body so it's important to take care of! Not send into shock. The next time you read "fragrances" as an ingredient on any hair, skin, face product -- and lip balm! -- you are actually reading "lot of hidden chemicals"
At toxic levels, it can cause seizures. Kids' bodies cannot effectively break this down, so it should be avoided by pregnant women and children under 6.
Actually dries out your skin. Seems counterproductive, don't you think?
Instead of falling for such harmful yet expensive products, why not try the 100% almond oil by Svanah Beauty!
This amazing product will nourish your lips and give you a soft and supple pout for those perfect selfies you’ve always desired.
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