We Absorb Up To 60% of What we Apply Topically?
If we absorb up to 60% of what we apply topically, it may be important to think about what exactly we are allowing into our bloodstream!
The beauty industry is crowded! It’s overwhelming how saturated the market is. There are so many brands claiming “organic skincare” and “natural skincare” now that it is trending. It’s difficult to know who to trust without deciphering each and every ingredient. Remember when we used to trust our babies to Johnson and Johnson?
Most people are unaware of how unregulated the beauty industry is, let alone how different the banned ingredients list is from country to country. There are over 1,300 substances completely banned from use in cosmetics in Europe by the EU Cosmetics Regulation.
By comparison, the FDA has only banned 11. Yes, the United States has banned only 11 of the hundreds of toxic ingredients that have been scientifically proven to be harmful to your health.
Whereas, Health Canada has banned the use of over 500 chemical ingredients for use in cosmetic products.
Luckily, there are resources like the ewg.org to help us research ingredients, for cosmetics and personal care products and their potential hazards and health concerns. They fill in where industry and government leave off, but is it enough?
Do you know what you are putting on your skin? Within a few minutes, up to 60% of what you put on your skin is absorbed and goes directly into your blood stream. A good rule of thumb is – If you can’t eat it, Don’t put it on your skin!
The basic function of a lotion is to hydrate the outermost skin layer. Your skin, acting as a shield, doesn’t mean that some substances aren’t able to penetrate further. There are of course different factors as to how easily absorbed but, ‘Studies have shown that particles contained in a sun cream have been found in the bloodstream. Nicotine patches and a painkillers such as Voltaren gel or a topical medicine also absorbs deeper, otherwise they wouldn’t work’.
To eliminate a lot of toxic chemicals, preservatives, and fragrances that are harmful to our bodies, choose certified organic and natural skin care products. It is important to read labels and become educated about what ingredients to avoid when selecting body care products. The developing organs of babies and children are particularly sensitive to chemicals so it is especially important to use safe products while pregnant, breastfeeding and for use on children.
Within Minutes We Absorb up to 60% of Topical Skin Care!
Quoting The Green Guide, on mercola.com, “Putting chemicals on your skin is actually far worse than ingesting them, because when you eat something the enzymes in your saliva and stomach help break it down and flush it out of your body.
When you put these chemicals on your skin, however, it is absorbed straight into your blood stream without filtering of any kind, so there’s no protection against the toxin. The five pounds of toxic chemicals per year you may be absorbing from the use of toiletries and beauty products are largely going directly to your delicate organs.”
Many products today boast Non-GMO, plant based, and scented with essential oils to help educated consumers feel safe purchasing their products. Some brands choose honey, coconut or aloe bases for their skin care products. If Forbes and Vogue are to be believed, seaweed is about to be the biggest beauty trend! At Seaflora Skincare Inc. we have been hard at work for 15+ years to create the world’s purest, most effective seaweed skincare – and the world has noticed!
Seaweed is a vegan super-food that is used in many dishes around the globe and our products are so pure, you could ingest them without fear of harm. Organic seaweed has many health benefits and offers the best support for modern living because they remove toxins from the body and free up detoxification pathways. Seaweeds deeply re-mineralize, balance pH levels, fight inflammation and promote overall body health!
Super-Food Status: Seaweeds are the richest mineral and vitamin source in the plant kingdom with 10 – 20X higher concentrations than any land plant. Mineral content in seaweed ranges from 20-40% per 100 grams compared to 5-10% per 100 grams in land plants. Seaweeds bathe in mineral-rich ocean water creating the most highly mineralized plant form on Earth. In seaweeds, minerals are absorbed directly from the ocean in their ionic forms.