Toxins in Skin Care

Many conventional skin care products contain substances that might be harmful to us. We scrutinize the science and sort out what the real evidence is. 

A pure mineral powder is actually good for the skin. It has a calming and healing effect on the skin as well as offering sun protection. But some mineral powders, on the contrary, are irritating and cause inflammation and clogged pores. So how do you separate the good from the bad? Which substances should a mineral powder contain to not miss out on the positive effects and which substances should you be wary of?

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Phototoxic essential oils

Some essential oils, particularly many of the citrus oils, can cause severe burns if you use them in the sun. See the list of which essential oils to avoid in the sun and which essential citrus oils you can use without worry.

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Aluminum and the breast cancer risk - Should we take the warnings seriously? Is there a connection or just an urban myth.

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How to avoid 1,4 dioxan in shampoo

Do you have 1,4-Dioxane on your bathroom shelf? Many products being marketed as gentle are contaminated with the carcinogen 1,4-dioxane. Learn how to avoid them.

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Formaldehyd in skin-care products - increased risk for skin cancer?

The number of skin cancer cases has escalated since the 1970s. Is changed sunbathing habits really the whole truth? Or is it possible that formaldehyde in skin-care products could have contributed to the rise?

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