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World Environmental Health Day

Did you know that some skincare ingredients can be harmful and toxic to not only your skin but the environment? Yes, there are ingredients in your skincare that are doing more harm than good. 


I know that not everyone will be overly concerned (or even aware) about the ingredients found in their skincare products. If the product works for your skin and you buy it from a reputable store you don’t really think twice, right? But girlfriend, just because it works it doesn’t mean it is good. 


Here at Sabbia, we are so passionate about this topic. Sabbia Co's philosophy is to turn your beauty routine into a ritual using sustainable skin tools and skincare that will make your skin glow. 


We are going to tell you the good, the bad and the ugly ingredients in skincare. 


The bad, the ugly. The toxic and harmful ingredients that are found in your skincare. 

Parabens 

Paraben is a common ingredient found in skincare and cosmetic products. 
Why are Parabens toxic and harmful to me and the environment? 
Parabens can interfere with the production of hormones, cause your skin to react and have immune effects on humans and wildlife. 

Carbon Black 

Carbon black was added to the FDA’s list of banned toxic ingredients, but it’s still found in cosmetic products.  This ingredient is found in mascara, eyeliner and lash glue. 
Why is Carbon Black toxic and harmful to me and the environment? 
This ingredient is linked to harmful lung function, neurodevelopmental effects in offspring and linked to increase in cancer. 
Carbon Black also has harmful effects on the environment such as affecting visibility, harming the ecosystem and reducing agricultural productivity. 

Synthetic fragrances

Found in oils, skincare and perfumes 
Why is Carbon Black toxic and harmful to me and the environment? 
Under the term “fragrance” this can be made up of 100 ingredients to make that one sent. Due to the number of chemicals used to create a “fragrance” once you spray, the VOCs react with sunlight and other chemicals in the atmosphere to form ozone pollution, NOAA explains. VOCs can also be damaging to your health.

Siloxanes

This ingredient is also known as cyclical silicones, these compounds are found in a variety of cosmetic and skincare products.
Why are Siloxanes toxic and harmful to me and the environment? 
They’re not great for the environment and have been linked with endocrine disruption as well.

Petroleum Jelly 

Petroleum jelly is often found in lotions and skincare products and used as a moisturizing agent.  
Why is Petroleum Jelly toxic and harmful to me and the environment? 
Petroleum Jelly has several individual PAHs, as well as other chemical mixtures containing PAHs, which have been classified as human carcinogens and are known skin irritants.

These are only 5 of the many toxic ingredients used in your beauty products. 

Enough with the bad, let's get positive. 

The good news, there are incredible and natural products that are in your skincare. All of the below ingredients are used in our skincare. 
Katie, who is the founder and formulate has spent years researching the best of the best ingredients to plump, hydrate, firm and leave your skin with a healthy glow. 


 

 

Here are our top 5 natural, vegan and Australian ingredients. 


Rice Peptides 

Rice Peptides improve the skin barrier, stimulates collagen production resulting in firmer and plumper skin, and help to increase the skin's ability to bind moisture, which leads to increased moisture retention and natural dewiness.
Peptides are amino acids that make up certain proteins needed by the skin. More specifically, collagen is made of three polypeptide chains, so adding peptides can stimulate your skin to make collagen - more collagen can lead to firmer, younger-looking skin. In addition to collagen production, peptides also make up elastin fibres which make the skin look bouncy and refreshed.

 

Organic Kakadu Plum

 Identified as the world's richest source of Vitamin C. These plums contain approximately 3000mg of Vitamin C per 100g of fruit! This is more than 75 times the amount found in other citrus fruits. This supercharged ingredient works to stimulate the production of collagen and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C is also effective at reducing the appearance of scarring or hyperpigmentation as it naturally lightens the complexion. Packed with powerful antioxidants that also flush out toxins helping to clear pimple-causing bacteria from the face.


Organic Seabuckthorn Oil 

Excellent for sensitive skin. It promotes skin hydration, elasticity, cell regeneration, and helps to treat and prevent breakouts. Sea Buckthorn oil has soothing properties that help reduce swelling and redness associated with many skin conditions. It also contains a high concentration of Omega for nourishing & protecting the skin. This oil also offers other fatty acids as well as antioxidants like Vitamin E that all help to protect the skin from free radical damage and to maintain the skin’s normal barrier function. Which together helps to minimise fine lines and tackles loss of elasticity and hyper-pigmentation.


White Australian Kaolin Clay

Kaolin has cleansing and detoxifying agents. White Australian Kaolin Clay consists of silica which is amazing for removing the dead skin. Clay aids in drawing out toxins and impurities 100 x its own body weight, all while feeding the skin with nourishing nutrients. It also helps to stimulate circulation, which allows cells to regenerate


Organic Tasmanian Kelp Extract 

Naturally, multi-functional Organic Tasmanian Kelp Extract offers an impressive range of phyto-compounds known to target wrinkles, inflammation, repair and several skin types. Packed full of antioxidant Vitamins A, B, C  & E, Calcium, Zinc, Iron & an abundance of amino acids, it helps your skin to plump up and smoothes out fine lines with its anti-aging properties. 

With Sabbia co you can look at the back of the bottle or head to our website and know exactly what is in your skincare. Peace of mind that there are no harsh chemicals that will damage your skin or harm the environment. 

I challenge you to look at the back of your skincare and look at the ingredients. 


Ready to make the switch to sustainable and refillable skincare? 

www.sabbiaco.com 

 

Jess - Marketing Coordinator here at Sabbia CO

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