Natural cosmetic sets are great to give as gifts. That’s because they offer a safer substitute to some of the other products on the market.
Women should not have to risk their health for beauty. One of the best things you can do for your loved ones is to tell them what’s added to many cosmetics. We need to know the truth. Unfortunately, many of our favorite brands are potentially hazardous, because they contain chemicals known to disrupt the hormones.
This, in turn, can potentially lead to reproductive problems. There’s growing concern these chemicals may be contributing to the epidemic of breast cancer happening in America and elsewhere.
The types of chemicals added to certain cosmetics is alarming.
Formaldehyde, an embalming agent, is one of them. As unappetizing as the thought of this is, the real problem is that this substance is a likely carcinogen. So it shouldn’t be anywhere near our skin.
Nail polish is one of the worst offenders. Some brands may still contain formaldehyde. These cosmetic products may also be made with toluene, a toxic solvent.
Nail Polish Without Toxins
Fortunately, though, there are alternatives, such as Keeki Pure & Simple nail polish. It’s shown in a gift pack below. This “Best Friends” gift set contains a topcoat and base, and looks as if it’s designed to give to a friend.
The topcoat is non-toxic, since it’s made without toluene, formaldehyde or other potentially dangerous chemicals. The base is also safe, made without parabens, phthalates, and is made to look just as fashionable as other brands formulated with questionable chemicals.
Where to Buy Konjac Sponge
Konjac sponges are derived from a plant that grows in mountainous regions of Asia. These all-natural sponges are so good at removing dirt and toxins from your skin that you don’t even need soap when using them. They also gently exfoliate your skin, leaving it soft and glowing, in a healthy way that chemicals do not.
The recipient of your thoughtful gift will greatly appreciate the three-pack of konjac sponges shown below, as she strives to implement a more natural beauty regimen.
Organic Soap Gift Sets
Much of the soap on the market contains sodium lauryl sulfate, an irritating lathering agent, as well as parabens, which can disrupt the hormones and potentially lead to metabolic imbalances. Some soaps also contain phthlates, a class of chemicals tentatively linked to breast cancer. The gift box of handmade soaps shown below contain organic oils and essential oils for fragrance and extra cleansing ability.
Lip Balms Without Petroleum
During the winter, I like to use lip balm. Actually, I can’t live without it. This is the only thing that seems to protect my lips in the cold. If I don’t use it, my lips tend to flake and even crack. Growing up, I used a popular type of balm that everyone else used. Now I realize that it contains chemicals I don’t want anywhere near my mouth. These include hormone-disrupting parabens.
Since more of us are refusing to use these products, a number of good alternatives have become available. These are lip balms made with natural oils and waxes and flavored with plant-based ingredients. Someone who uses lip balm (I think nearly everyone does) will love this 12-tube gift pack made by Beauty by Earth. It contains no potentially dangerous toxic chemicals, and no corn or soy.