It’s a well-known fact that the skin is the largest organ in the body, but what does that mean in regard to skin care products? Studies have taught us that chemicals applied to the skin are easily absorbed into the bloodstream. As a matter of fact, medical researchers have leveraged this very phenomena to create supplements like caffeine and nicotine patches. With all of this new information, it’s a wonder that there hasn’t been a movement in the beauty community to take a deep look at the chemicals we swipe on our skin every day. They may shrink your pores and give your skin that perfect sun-kissed glow, but how do they make your insides look?
Essentially, what you put on your body is what you’re putting in your body. Parabens, synthetic dyes, and phthalates have been under fire for a while, but did you know that ingredients like formaldehyde, coal tar dyes, and petroleum could be lurking in your makeup bag? The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) rules to regulate the chemicals used in skin care and makeup products are far less stringent than that of the food industry. So the best we can do is educate ourselves and make the best choice possible to keep ourselves toxin-free.
The first and best thing you can do is is read the ingredient list. Look for health and beauty products that use all natural ingredients for the best result. Organic is even better. If the slew of long, foreign chemical names feel a bit overwhelming there are even organizations and websites that have taken the time to compile lists of toxin-free products for you.
Though FDA regulations on labeling and ingredients remain loose, companies are hearing consumer cries for natural alternatives to their favorite skin care products so your choices are far from limited. At Mediterra we take great care in using natural ingredients that are sustainably sourced to protect both ourselves and the world around us. All of the raw materials are distilled into oils using traditional methods that preserve the integrity of the healthy chemical compounds.
From Moroccan Black soap to French Lavender Essential Oil, you never have to wonder if we at Mediterra are using dangerous chemicals or fillers. We’ll never bottle anything we wouldn’t use on our own skin. We value transparency; what you see is that you get and we wouldn’t have it any other way.