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All-Natural Beauty Essentials: 5 Harmful Ingredients You Should Never Put on Your Skin

Navigating beauty and skincare PRODUCTS can feel like a maze with endless options that all claim to be miracles for your skin. It’s hard to tell which ones are truly clean and safe for you. The secret? Knowing what’s inside the products you use every day. A bit of knowledge can simplify your choices and keep you healthier in the long run.

Let’s run through the top offenders in beauty products that you should avoid to keep your skin and body safe. Plus, stick around till the end to discover some genuinely good-for-you products that we swear by!

5 Toxic Ingredients You Should Avoid Putting on Your Skin


That heavenly scent? It could be more sinister than you think. Loads of beauty products smell amazing but are packed with chemicals that could pose health risks, all hidden under the vague term "fragrance." Ingredients like benzyl acetate, found in many perfumes, soaps, shampoos, lotions, and toothpastes, are linked to various types of cancer, says the Environmental Working Group.


Shampoos, conditioners, face lotions, and other cosmetics often list parabens among their ingredients. These include names like methylparaben, ethylparaben, butylparaben, and propylparaben. Research shows they can mess with your hormones, damage reproductive organs, up your risk of breast cancer, and irritate your skin, according to the Natural Medicine Journal in 2010.


Found in shampoo, hairspray, soap, and lotion, phthalates are linked to harm in the liver, kidneys, lungs, and reproductive and immune systems, not to mention a risk of breast cancer. Exposure to phthalates during pregnancy might also cause neurodevelopmental delays in kids. Always read labels closely to avoid these nasties.

Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) 

PEGs are added to beauty and hygiene products to help them retain moisture. What’s not often disclosed is their association with cancer, skin irritation, and systemic toxicity, especially if applied to damaged skin. Being label-wise means steering clear of anything with PEG on the list.


Sunscreen is essential for protection from the sun’s harmful rays, but not all sunscreens are created equal. Many popular brands contain oxybenzone, a chemical that disrupts hormones and could affect growth, development, sexual function, reproduction, and thyroid function. Just say no to oxybenzone!

Luxxe Honor Products are All-Natural

At LUXXE HONOR, our LH Classic Product Line are the real deal: 100% pure, non-toxic, fragrance-free, and made with love. They’re designed to boost both your mental and physical well-being, safely and effectively. Choose wisely, live healthily, and feel amazing!

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