2023 is the year of next-level body care. It’s time that we take our skincare rituals beyond our beautiful faces and delicate décolleté. All of the skin on our bodies, from head-to-toe, deserves the utmost attention & care. Hence, where body treatments enter the chat. We are seeing more and more brands come out with their version of a ‘body serum,’ and the concept of face-grade ingredients being utilized in body care is becoming more than just a trend. We hope that it’s here to stay. But before you complete your purchase from the Instagram ad you just saw promoting the latest & greatest body serum, check the label for hidden toxins. While those products might look enticing, it’s important to take a second look at the ingredients being used.
When we take the time to care for our bodies by splurging on those luxurious body scrubs and creams, it’s imperative to make sure that the products we are using are not doing more harm than good. From unwanted irritants to endocrine-disrupting chemicals, conventional (and trendy) body treatments can be laden with toxic chemicals. It’s also important to note that while many brands may make the claim that they are ‘natural,’ or get deemed ‘clean’ by a retailer, these terms are not standardized or regulated, meaning they can actually still contain many toxic chemicals while still being considered ‘clean’. This is where we come in. Knowledge is the best weapon to defend yourself against today’s disharmonic beauty & self care industry, so as long as you know what chemicals to look out for in your body care products, you can use your own, well-informed discernment when choosing the products you put on your sacred body.
WHAT INGREDIENTS TO AVOID:
A list of ingredients found in body treatment products that are harmful and should be avoided:-Parabens
-Retinyl Palmitate (a dangerous form of Vitamin A)
MAKE YOUR SWAP - NATURAL ALTERNATIVES:
This is the game-changing serum to add to your body care ritual. It’s a gentle, exfoliating treatment that should be used on clean skin, post-shower and before your body oils and creams. It works to resurface the skin and encourage skin cell renewal by utilizing natural, plant-based, botanical extracts and active ingredients, sans the toxins. This treatment targets rough, dry skin to restore it back to supple hydration and baby-soft texture. It’s also very brightening to the skin, helping to fade any hyperpigmentation with face-grade, fruit-based Vitamin C.
Plant-derived Vitamin A is used to support healthy cellular turnover, as opposed to Retinyl palmitate, a common, & very controversial, form of vitamin A used in conventional body serums to resurface the skin. According to data from an FDA study, when exposed to direct sunlight, Retinyl palmitate sped up the development of skin lesions and can be considered a carcinogen (1). EWG gave retinyl palmitate a score of 9 in its ingredient safety scale, marking it a high hazard chemical. The Cosmetics Database notes that there is concern for both reproductive and nonreproductive organ system toxicity with the chemical (2).
Tata Harper is known for her outstanding commitment to utilizing natural, plant-based & clean ingredients so you know you’re nourishing your body with the crème of the crop. This serum gives you ultimate hydration & baby soft, super smooth skin from head-to-toe.
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