You Know What's Scary?

by Maranda Johnson

You know what’s scary in the skincare industry?

Halloween is around the corner, and while we love a good scare, there are some things that are not so fun to be frightened by. Like the skincare industry, for example. Did you know that many of the products you use on your skin every day could be harming your health and the environment? Here are some scary facts that you should know about the skincare industry and why you should choose natural and organic products instead.

  • The average woman uses 12-15 products per day, exposing herself to around 150+ unique and potentially harmful chemicals that all interact with each other in unknown ways.
  • We may absorb up to 60% of what we put on our skin, and children’s bodies absorb 40-50% more than adults. That means that whatever you put on your skin could end up in your bloodstream and affect your organs and hormones.
  • Many cosmetics contain enhancers that allow ingredients to further penetrate the skin, increasing the risk of absorption and irritation.
  • Many skincare products contain ingredients such as parabens, triclosan, synthetic musks, and sunscreens that are known to be endocrine disruptors, carcinogens, allergens, and pollutants. Look for ingredient names like methylparaben, propylparaben, isoparaben or butylparaben These chemicals can interfere with hormone regulation, increase the risk of cancer, cause skin and eye irritation, and contaminate waterways and wildlife. 
  • There is no authority that requires companies to test cosmetics for safety before they go on the market. In the United States, most products and ingredients are not reviewed prior to going on the market unless they are approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and classified as having a therapeutic effect or claim.
  • Every year, hundreds of thousands of animals are killed, poisoned, and blinded to test the safety and efficacy of cosmetics, skincare products, and household cleaning products. Buying products that are not tested on animals will help put an end to animal cruelty and send a powerful message to multinationals that still condone these practices.
  • Choosing certified organic and chemical-free beauty products reduces environmental impact, as the ingredients are biodegradable and do not require the use of chemicals for agricultural cultivation. Organic farming promotes healthier soil and sustainability.
  • These are just some of the frightening facts that you should know about the skincare industry. If you want to protect your health and the planet, you should choose natural and organic products that are made with pure, raw, and ethical ingredients. That’s why we created The Good Stuff Botanicals, a company that specializes in providing organic skin care products since 2013. We believe that using natural and organic ingredients is not only better for your skin but also better for the environment. Our products are carefully crafted to nourish and protect your skin without the use of harsh chemicals or synthetic fragrances. Try our organic skin care line today and experience the difference for yourself! You can shop online or visit our brick-and-mortar store in Bigfork, Montana. We also have a Halloween special offer for you: get 20% off on all our products when you use the code BOO23 at checkout. Plus, you will get a free mystery gift with every order over $75. Hurry, this offer is valid only until November 2nd, 2023. Shop now and get ready for a spooktacular Halloween with The Good Stuff Botanicals!

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