Earth Day has come and gone, but we should still be aware of the impact we have on our environment!
Some of the chemicals hidden in our serums, masks, and moisturizers can have a harmful effect on the environment after they’re washed from our faces, down drains and into our oceans, and where they can damage aquatic life. Fortunately, there are plenty of effective alternatives, providing all of the care your complexion needs without any of the controversies. Be on the lookout for these dangerous ingredients & try some of our suggestions in place of your everyday beauty products!

Oxybenzone & Octinoxate – These two can be found in sunscreen. They increase vulnerability to bleaching & prevents growth in coral reefs. 
TRY: La Roche: “Posay Anthelios Comfort Sun Lotion” 

Triclosan – Triclosan is an antibacterial agent that is toxic to aquatic bacteria, particularly algae & can be harmful to human health as well.
TRY: Dr. Bronner’s: “Hemp Rose Pure Castile Soap”

Parabens – This preservative has been found in the tissues of marine mammals & disrupts human hormone function.
TRY: The Inkey List: “Hyaluronic Acid Serum”

Siloxanes– Siloxanes are found in moisturizers & may bioaccumulate in aquatic food chains. They are toxic to aquatic life.
TRY: Drunk Elephant :”A-Passioni Retinol Cream”

Plastic Microbeads – Found in common cosmetics, these beads are rinsed down the drain & into waterways where, ultimately, they are consumed by marine life.
TRY: Aesop : “Redemption Body Scrub”

Synthetic Fragrance – Can be found in anything from cleaning products to perfume & accumulates in
the tissues of aquatic life. It is also the most common skin irritant.
TRY: RMS : “Beauty Oil”

How are you impacting the environment?
Ask us about other alternatives at your next appointment!

Dr. Serge Gregoire, Ph.D, CCH

Dr. Stacey Delgado, DC

Holistic Alternative Medicine Doctors

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