Safe Skincare & Consultations
What is Safe SKincare and Why does it matter?
If you're new to Sprout Wellness, you're probably wondering why an NTP and crossfit coach is talking about makeup and skincare. . Well in very brief. Because it matters.
Here is why:
Our skin is our largest organ, absorbing up to 80% of what we put on it. Ingredients used in most personal care products on the market contain endocrine (hormone) disrupting chemicals like fragrance, parfum, SLES/SLS, parabens, pthalates and more that can negatively impact fertility, skin health, hormone regulation, development and more. Shitty, right? Right.
The United States is horribly behind the times when it comes to regulating what ingredients are used in our personal care products. Things marked as green/organic/plant-based are not necessarily safer than conventional products. More than 80,000 potentially harmful chemicals are currently on the market and --wait for it-- only THIRTY are banned from use. Compare that to the 600 banned in Canada and more than 1400 banned in the EU.
We deserve better and frankly we can do better.
So what to do?
Choose brands that focus on consumer safety, product performance and ingredient/supply chain transparency.