STATS AND FACTS

Switching as many people as possible to natural, organic, toxin-free cosmetics and personal care products is my LIFE. MISSION. I am passionate about making positive change for our health, the health of the environment and for animal welfare. There are so many amazing products out there using incredible ingredients that are great for our health and the environment BUT unfortunately, most mainstream products contain toxic ingredients that are proven to be detrimental to our health. We know there is a LOT of information (much of it contradictory) on the web and we wanted to create a trusted space online with the cold. hard. facts. about the effects of these chemicals, the increased incidence of a number of health conditions that can be linked to absorption of these chemicals, as well as scientific proof supporting the use of our favourite ingredients such as Avocado Oil, Kakadu Plum and Pomegranate.

PARABENS PRESENT IN THE TISSUE OF BREAST CANCER TUMOURS

  • According to Darbre (2014) 19 out of 20 women tested positive the presence of parabens in breast tissue.

PARABENS REDUCING SPERM COUNT AND CHANGING PROSTATE

contact allergen of the year and group 1 carcinogen

FORMALDEHYDE BANNED IN SWEDEN AND JAPAN

JOHNSON AND JOHNSON REFORMULATE BABY PRODUCTS

DIOXIN CARCINOGENIC AND CAUSING REPRODUCTIVE AND DEVELOPMENT ISSUES

DETRIMENTAL TO IMMUNE, ENDOCRINE, REPRODUCTIVE AND NERVOUS SYSTEMS

  • TCDD is the most toxic dioxin with WHO stating immune, endocrine, reproductive and nervous system health is linked to exposure to this dioxin.

CORRELATION BETWEEN PHTHALATES DIABETES AND ASTHMA

phthalate exposure can cause abnormal reproductive development

INCREASED PHTHALATE METABOLITES FOUND IN INFANT URINE

triclosan may cause antibiotic resistance

TRICLOSAN CONTAMINATES 75% OF AMERICAN BODIES

TRICLOSAN EXPOSURE CAUSING LIVER FIBROSIS

BENZOPHENONE CAUSED LIVER HYPERTROPHY IN RATS

  • Classified by the European Food Safety Authority as a known toxicant following studies where benzophenone caused liver hypertrophy in rats.

DIPHENYL PHOSPHATE found IN URINE

MAINSTREAM LIPPIES CONTAIN UP TO NINE METALS

LINKED TO NEUROLOGICAL PROBLEMS

  • Manganese has been linked to neurological problems.

AFFECTS NERVOUS SYSTEM AND CAUSES DISABILITIES IN CHILDREN

  • Lead affects the nervous system and can cause learning disabilities in children.

METALS ARE FOUND TO BE KNOWN CARCINOGENS

PARABENS FOUND IN 18 OF 20 SAMPLES OF TISSUE FROM BREAST TUMOUR BIOPSIES

  • Philippa Darbre and her team from the University of Reading conducted a study in 2004 that found parabens in 18 of 20 samples of tissue from breast tumour biopsies.

LEVELS OF PARABENS, TRICLOSAN AND PHTHALATES IN URINE LINKED TO PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT USE

ANTIMICROBIAL AND PARABEN EXPOSURE CAN DISRUPT HORMONAL AND ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS OF NEWBORNS

DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROTOXICITY LINKED TO POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS

  • Polychlorinated biphenyls have been linked to developmental neurotoxicity and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

perfumes, colognes and body sprays found to contain undisclosed chemicals

  • In 2010 the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics commissioned independent tests that were analysed by the EWG to find that chemicals linked to hormone disruption, asthma, wheezing, headaches and dermatitis. 

THE FRAGRANCE INDUSTRY IS SELF-REGULATED MEANING CHEMICAL USE IS HIDDEN

  • According to the EWG, the International Fragrance Association is self-regulated with exact chemicals and ingredients in fragrances protected by being listed due to being 'trade secret'.

SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE CONSIDERED A CORROSIVE IRRITANT