May Blog Post: What Does "Clean" Really Mean?
Have you made the switch to all clean beauty products? If you’re still waiting to make the change, check out our blog post: “A Guide To Going Non-Toxic.” Even if you think your products are 100% non-toxic, marketing language can be deceiving. Put your product labels to the test!
Sneaky, toxic ingredients have many harmful effects on our bodies however, hormone disruption is a real concern. There are many preservatives that alter our bodies hormones causing estrogen disruption. Too much estrogen can trigger an increase in breast cell division and growth of tumors. It is believed that parabens are linked to breast cancer.
Tips for reading labels:
- Less is better: if the ingredients list is too long, or you can’t pronounce some of the ingredients, they probably contain toxins.
- “Natural” can mean anything: The term “natural” is not regulated which means that even toxic products can use the word “natural” to market themselves. Better descriptors to look for are “100% non-toxic,” or “toxin free.”
These ingredients below are common in American beauty products but BANNED in other countries! If you see these on your labels, throw them away.
- Parabens (methylparaben, propylparaben)
- Benzoates (sodium benzoate)
- BHA & BHT
- BPA (found in plastic)
- Triphenyl phosphate
*Formaldehyde releasing agents are banned in Japan and Sweden. Minnesota has banned instate sales of children’s personal care products
Why avoid plastic?
- Many plastics contain a synthetic compound called BPA (Bisphenol A) which has been found to damage the developing mammary gland in a way which could increase the risk of breast cancer. BPA has also been linked to prostate cancer diabetes, fetal brain development, heart disease and reproductive disorders.
- The FDA claims that BPA is safe at low levels; European Union believes that it is very harmful to our health that they have banned it. You decide.
How is Luxxe Honor different?
We only use Vitamin E as our preservative. Vitamin E is an antioxidant and replaces harmful parabens. Our Luxxe Honor collection is only filled in small glass bottles. Glass is recommended when pure essential oils are used.