What Are You Putting On Your Body?

Not all areas of your skin were created equal.

Some areas are tougher than others, and those delicate ones may become more damaged with time, experiencing rashes, dryness, patchiness, acne, and other irritations. Using the right products for the right parts of your body may make all the difference in your skin’s health, beauty, and sustainable well-being.

Have you recently looked at the ingredients of your big-brand body care product?

Here are some wildly common ingredients seen in products across the beauty industry that put our skin and body’s health at risk:

  • Parabens: These are synthetic compound used as preservatives in personal care products. Parabens are endocrine disrupts, meaning they cause an imbalance in the body’s hormones. Though amounts are currently limited by the FDA, the cumulative exposure can lead to threatening developments like tumor growth in females and decreased sperm count and fertility in males.
  • Fragrance: This seems to be an innocent way to add lovely scents to your favorite body lotions and creams, however, these chemicals are cause to many allergic reactions and hormone disruptions in consumers. Due to lack of testing, the long-term effects are not well-known, but the ingredients contained in “fragrance”– including Phthalates– have lead to a myriad of hazardous health conditions.
  • Phthalates: This is a sneaky fellow largely included in “fragrance”. They are hard to detect but can lead to significant damages including organ damage like the liver and kidneys, and reproductive system damage including altering hormones and DNA in both women and men.
  • Triclosan: This is an antimicrobial chemical that negatively affects the thyroid system, reproductive system, and immune system. It can lead to allergy, asthma, and eczema development and is a suspected carcinogen.

Fortunately, Vera Euro Skin products do not include these listed above, or any other toxic and damaging ingredients. We always put your skin’s health first, and our ingredients reflect that. We include full and comprehensive ingredient lists on each product so you can have the peace of mind that what you are putting on your body won’t hurt it.

How can I make sure I am not putting my body and skin’s health in danger?

Read the ingredients, and most importantly, DO YOUR RESEARCH. Not all ingredients that sound safe actually are, and not all ingredients that sound dangerous actually are. In a perfect world, we would use 100% natural for everything and have smooth, even, glowing skin as a result. Unfortunately, in terms of skin-care, 100% natural does not always derive results. So, educated yourself– Google is just two taps away.

Conversely, in terms of body care, the ingredient lists should be much simpler. When it comes to your body, the more natural, the better. That is why our Lavender Body Balm is a perfect body-care item to keep around. From our 100% vegan Body Care Line, this product is made with all natural, food-grade ingredients and aromatherapy-grade essential oils to deliver only the best results to your skin. The powerful moisturizing and calming benefits of this body balm make it a dream for sensitive skin and delicate areas like your neck, ears, chest, nipples, under arms, and other, more intimate parts. The skin in these areas tends to be thinner and more sensitive to what you put onto it. To avoid uncomfortable irritations, rashes, break-outs, and patchy dryness, keep your Lavender Body Balm handy and apply as often as you see fit.

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Summer Hydration Must-Haves

Summer-fun can be costly on your skin and body hydration. Cute coffees, sugary sips, salty snacks, and fun-in-the-sun all draw water out, and often, your nutrition does not replenish it as quickly as needed.

To effectively protect your skin from radiation, toxins, and other agents, as well as prevent wrinkles, flakiness, and tightness (which leads to other issues), your skin must be adequately hydrated. Look at it this way, our bodies are roughly 60% water. So, when there isn’t enough water in the body and skin, much like fruits and other living organisms, we shrivel, wrinkle, and prune up… not a good look. However, drinking water is not the sole solution. Topical products are necessary to supplement the delicate facial and neck skins hydration, to keep it balanced, elastic, bright, and smooth. Luckily, we have a myriad of different products to keep your skin looking supple.

  • Hyaluronic Acid is naturally found in the skin and plays a key role in its hydration. It holds onto water in your skin (up to 1000x its weight in water, in fact) and prevents it from escaping so rapidly. Our Hyaluronic Hydro Boost is a staple, spray on moisturizer that is gentle, non-greasy, non-oily, and perfect for all skin types.
  • Shea Butter is dry skins best friend. It’s full of nutrients, Vitamin A, and healing properties– we know it, we love it, and that’s why we included it in our Universal Facial Cream. This rich, ultra-hydrating cream is made with 83% organic ingredients that are all geared towards healing and helping your skin. This product tends to be heavier, making it a dream of an overnight cream.
  • Aloe Leaf Juice is one of the main ingredients of our Daytime Moisturizer. Also included are green tea and Vitamin C, which all work together to create a great daily-use moisturizer that calms and hydrates your skin.
  • Our lovely Hydrating Toner supplements your cleansing routine while prepping your skin to absorb your serums, creams, and lotions. Plus, with Aloe Leaf Juice, Rose Flower Water, and Green Tea, this product has strong hydrating properties that provide an extra boost of moisture.

Our Balms Don’t Melt…Here’s Why That’s Important

finally, a VEGAN lip balm that can withstand the summer heat. Most natural, vegan balms liquify when the temperature rises; as a solution, people often turn to beeswax-based balms. However, this solution creates a bigger problem: the safe, ethical sourcing and harvesting of the wax from the extraordinary and, unfortunately, largely endangered creatures.

Beeswax is a product of melted, strained, and cooled honey comb. With demand steadily increasing— the beauty industry being the primary driver of that increase—commercial bee farms are encouraged to continue the inhumane handling of the honey bees. The cruel mistreatment is contributing to the alarming decrease of the honey bee species, one that, if it were to reach extinction, would create dramatic damage to the entire food chain. In fact, according to BBC, honey bees are responsible for $30 billion a year in crops.

To support efforts of protecting the honey bees & joining in the fight towards a sustainable beauty industry, we keep our lip + body balms 100% Vegan & melt-proof.

How do you contribute to the sustainability of the beauty industry? Do you use cruelty free, non-animal testing brands? Do you reuse & upcycle containers and packaging? Tell us in the comments!

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