Beauty products should be simple, and should be safe.

Most (yes, most) all beauty products contain some very dangerous chemicals. In the world of millions of products—commercials, marketing and advertising, it’s no surprise. Companies want to sell their products. And in many cases it’s understandable since many “perishable” products require some kind of substances to help make them last longer or do something very specific, such as look a certain color, feel or smell a certain way. But their safety has always been (or should have been) a consideration. The problem now is that we can be told almost anything, and we’re not sure what to believe any more. 

One day Milk and Eggs are good for us, then they’re not. Today, gluten and dairy seem to be causing all kinds of problems. At least for now… But when it comes to your health, and in particular your body— especially your skin, we can all agree that you want to put clean, pure, simple, safe, natural, and ‘real’ stuff on your skin that helps in the maintenance of, and in some cases, improvement of your skin.

We obviously want to avoid fake stuff, dangerous chemicals, or any ingredient that isn’t good for you. Common sense right? Putting anything dangerous on your skin, absorbs into your skin (an organ) then goes into your fat cells, blood cells, nervous and circulatory system, and many times right near sensitive glands and organs. The skin around your eyes is very, very sensitive— so you need to be very careful what you use and how you use it.

So let’s start with some very basics here. If you put a small touch of simple, pure, non-gmo, and fresh coconut oil or apricot oil on your skin, it will feel smooth, silky and depending on your skin type, perhaps a tad oily— but nice nonetheless. You can even use a tiny bit of pure, extracted oils from various flowers— just a drop maybe, to add a beautiful essence. Ahhhhh…

So let’s imagine stopping there. Clean, fresh, beautiful… radiating skin. But now— if you want to mass-produce it, you’ll need to find a way to keep it from getting moldy and smelly from being in the jars too long. After all, real nature rots back into the earth. It’s supposed to. You also want it shipped all over the world, and really “amplified” and want a certain stronger smell. So you go to chemicals— fake imitation smells, and machine-made chemicals that force it to feel silky… Soon you end up with such a massive list of ingredients that you can’t even read the label! You also have things in there that are simply deadly— bad. Dangerous. 

There are also many companies that actually test these things on people— and worse, animals. Animals… who don’t even use them. And see if these sometimes dangerous concoctions will hurt their skin, so the companies can then claim them “safe” for you. They also use “chemists” and special facilities where laboratories— many of them overseas and not monitored safely, and then all of this so they can create a pretty and colorful label and market you to get the newest (random name here) “pure sunshine radiant beauty lushness of nature,” etc…

Let’s face it, you can almost find dangers in anything if you look for it— but really, common sense here tells you that simple, honest, and pure ingredients on the skin make absolute sense. NOT machine-made chemicals created by huge companies with millions of dollars of bottom-line company growth. 

But what are you getting? I looked at just ONE popular lotion, just one… Marketed as “Natural” and “Beautifying”. The ingredients listed below are what are on the label. And there are 4 ingredients alone that are very well known cancer-causing ingredients. And most of them have no indication of where they were sourced… Were they filtered, organic, non-GMO, etc… 

Read this list now, and remember that there are AT LEAST 4 of these that are very, very dangerous:


A popular, and well-bought lotion product:

Water

Glycerin 

Butyrospermum parki (shea) butter

Cetearyl alcohol

Polysorbate 60

Acetyl alcohol

Sodium polyacrylate

Glyceryl stearate

Caprylic/capric triglyceride

Polysorbate 80

Canola oil

Cyclopentasiloxane

Fragrance (parfume)

Isopropyl myristate

Hydrolized jojoba esters

Steareth-2

Hydrooxyethylcellulose

Sodium hydroxide

Benxophenine 4

Cocos nucifera (coconut oil)

Helianthus annuus (sunflower seed oil)

Theobroma cacau seed butter

Tocopheryl acetate (vitamin e)

Rosa damascene flower oil (rose)

Now, here are only a few— just A FEW, articles on a few of these ingredients and their harmful effects:

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/twelve-chemicals-to-avoid-in-your-beauty-products-2122829.html

http://www.nontoxicalternatives.com/harmful-ingredients-list.html

https://healthyliving.azcentral.com/what-is-polysorbate-60-12290551.html

https://www.organics.org/7-harmful-ingredients-in-your-deodorant

The scariest part of this is that millions (MILLIONS) of people use these products. They put them on their skin, and they are hurting their skin‚ their health… They are misled, or unaware of the many safe and simple products out there. Not to mention also that most of these horrible ingredients pollute the environment—in production as well as being washed off and put into the drains!  

And there are some wonderful and safe products out there for sure. Many of them. So given the choice, why not use simple, pure, safe, fresh products for your skin? It’s truly what nature intended, and it’s also what we at Angellic® Beauty are dedicated to providing.

We use only simple, pure, and fresh products. No harsh or dangerous chemicals. We believe in only what we would put on our own skin is what you should put on yours.

Be smart. Be safe. Be beautiful.

The proud and dedicated Angellic® Beauty team.