Skin Frequency does not contain the following ingredients that are commonly used in organic skin care products.
Glycerin – In searching skincare it’s difficult to find any products without glycerin it is the third most used ingredient is skincare products.
Synthetic (derived from petrochemicals) and animal glycerin are both heavily processed.
Vegetable glycerin is typically produced by the hydrolysis of vegetable oil, such as soybean oil or palm oil that has been neutralized with chemicals
It’s worth noting that the production of palm oil, which is a common ingredient in many personal care and cosmetic products, has been associated with deforestation, habitat destruction, and other environmental concerns.
When it comes to the skin glycerin can provide a temporary plumping but can cause skin cells to shrivel through a process called osmolarity. The result is a short term plumping but over longer term it is not encouraging healthy functioning of the skin.
Alcohol is irritating and drying, it can strip the skin’s natural acid mantle which dehydrates the cells and makes the body more vulnerable to bacteria and viruses and sensitive skin conditions.
Perfume and fragrance – This one ingredient listed can house thousands of irritating and hormone disrupting chemicals.
Preservatives – A popular preservative is sodium benzoate. Many considered it safe in skincare however, studies have shown that negative side effects occur when it’s mixed with vitamin C, it then turns into benzene, a known carcinogen. If any of your products contain vitamin C you are making a fresh carcinogen on your skin.
Parabens – A common preservative and one of the chemicals foremost responsible for disrupting the endocrine system. Look for the prefixes ethyl-, methyl-, propyl-, isopropyl-, butyl- or isobutyl on the label.
Sulphates are in 90% of foaming and lathering products as well as in skin and hair care products as fillers. Sulphates are frequently described on labels as “comes from” or “derived from” coconut in an effort to portray them as innocuous even though they are known skin irritants, hormone and endocrine disruptors and suspected carcinogens and gene mutagens.
Surfactants are used in cosmetic products as wetting and foaming agents, detergents, and emulsifiers, and studies show that they dissolve our skin’s natural ceramides, enzymes, and hydro-lipid barrier. These surfactants found in foaming washes, suds, and scrubs insert themselves into the top layer of the skin and stay there even after rinsing, initiating chronic.