Are you helping the Earth with your Beauty Products?
purlisse believe's that the ingredients that we exclude in our products are just as important as what we include, that's why you can trust that all purlisse products are:
With earth day around the corner, contributing to the wellness of our environment is becoming more achievable with the growth of health conscience brands. There are a variety of ways brands contribute to the health of their products along with the wellness of the environment. With so many different claims on products, it may be difficult for the consumer to understand how they are providing help. Picking products that are cruelty free or paraben-free is a great way to help the environment but what do these claims mean? What the heck is a phthalate?!
These are among the common concerns when picking out beauty products. Do we know what we are buying? Do we know how buying these products are helping the environment? Understanding these terms are the key to keeping the survival of our skin along with the survival of our earth.
We at Purlisse not only want ingredients in our products to nourish, beautify and transform your skin, we strive to keep them healthy for the environment. Here are some key terms and definitions to look out for in your daily beauty products:
- Made with NON-GMO ingredients: “Non-GMO ingredients or Non-Genetically Modified Organism are plants, animals, microorganisms or other organism whose genetic makeup has been modified in a laboratory using genetic engineering or transgenic technology.”
- Paraben and Preservative-Free: “Parabens are chemical preservatives that have been identified as estrogenic and disruptive of normal hormone function. Estrogenic chemicals mimic the function of the naturally occurring hormone estrogen, and exposure to external estrogens has been shown to increase the risk of breast cancer .”
- Propylene-glycol-free: “Propylene glycol is a small organic alcohol commonly used as a skin conditioning agent. It has been associated with irritant and allergic contact dermatitis as well as contact urticaria in humans; these sensitization effects can be manifested at propylene glycol concentrations as low as 2%.”
- Petrochemical-free: “relating to or denoting substances obtained by the refining and processing of petroleum or natural gas” .
- Phthalates-Free: “Phthalates are a group of chemicals used in hundreds of products, such as toys, vinyl flooring and wall covering, detergents, lubricating oils, food packaging, pharmaceuticals, blood bags and tubing, and personal care products, such as nail polish, hair sprays, aftershave lotions, soaps, shampoos, perfumes and other fragrance preparations ”.
- Cruelty-Free: “developed or produced without inhumane testing on animals .”
- Triclosan Free: “Triclosan is an antibacterial and anti fungal agent. ”
- Sulfate Free: “sulfates are aggressive detergents made of sulfur-containing mineral salts… Sulfates wash away the natural antimicrobial peptides, proteins, and water-proofing oils our biomes create. Without these health-preserving substances, our hair and scalp are stripped of vital moisture, exposed to harmful microbes, allergens and environmental pollution and vulnerable to damage, infection and illness ”
- Free of Mineral oil: “Mineral oil is a clear odorless liquid that has been used routinely for many decades in a wide variety of cosmetics and personal care products. The mineral oil used in cosmetics and personal care products (also called “white mineral oil”) is a highly purified material obtained from refining petroleum. It is refined to meet specifications appropriate for its use in pharmaceuticals, foods and cosmetics and personal care products.”
We are proud to be a part of this era in the beauty industry. Along with many other brands that support the environment within the industry. Shop the purlisse collection at www.purlisse.com
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