Synthetic fragrances and chemicals are commonly used in skincare products to enhance their scent and texture. However, many of these ingredients can cause harm to the skin and the body.  

  1. Skin Irritation | Can cause skin irritation, redness, and inflammation. This is because they are often made using harsh chemicals that can strip the skin of its natural oils and disrupt the skin barrier.
  2. Allergic Reactions | Such as hives, itching, and swelling. This is because they contain ingredients that can trigger an immune response in the body.
  3. Hormone Disruption | Many synthetic fragrances and chemicals contain endocrine disruptors that can interfere with the normal function of hormones in the body. This can lead to various health problems, such as infertility, reproductive disorders, and cancer.
  4. Environmental Damage | When these ingredients are washed down the drain, they can pollute water sources and harm aquatic life.
  5. Toxicity | Some synthetic fragrances and chemicals are toxic and can cause harm to the body when ingested or inhaled. 

Look for skincare products that are made using natural and organic ingredients and free from synthetic fragrances and chemicals. Your skin and the environment will thank you. 




February 24, 2023 — Michelle Gault

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