Eco Mama – Day 8
For years I’ve been using organic skin care and it’s cost me a fortune — like I’m pretty sure one of our kids won’t be able to go to college because of my organic rosewater toner. My favorite product line is Suki Skin care and it’s great, really, just take a deep breath before you see your total at checkout.
But since part of my Eco Mama quest this month is to find all organic and affordable products for the average awesome mom, I wanted to see if there was anything cheap and decent on the market that wasn’t full of horrors. And guess what? There actually is!!!
One trip to Rite Aid and I discovered Neutrogena Naturals. It’s an all natural (or at least mostly chemical free) line of skin care.
Here’s their horror-free label —
And here’s a brief description of the horrors —
Parabens — Avoid these bad boys at all costs! Get parabens out of your make up, shampoos, body lotions and cleansers. Parabens mimic the hormone estrogen which can lead to the development of breast cancer. Researchers have actually found parabens in breast tumors. Don’t wait on ridding your medicine cabinet of this one. Parabens are seriously dangerous.
Phthalates – Run, don’t walk, from phthalates. Phthalates are endocrine disrupters and mimic the hormone estrogen which can lead to cancer. Get phthalates out of all body products for you and your children, like right this second. Phthalates are one of the reasons young girls are getting breasts so early these days.
Petrochemicals and sulfates — both made from petroleum. Terrible for the Earth, can be toxic, should definitely be avoided.
Neutrogena Naturals is totally inexpensive (scrubs and cleansers about nine bucks each) and I’ve been using everything for a week now and love them… Now I’m not vouching for Neutrogena as a corporation — for all I know they could eat baby pandas in the executive cafeteria. I’m just glad there is a company out there that is offering a chemical free choice for people of all-income levels.
Which leads me to my next question — Does anyone use any great natural skin care products they can recommend? I’d love to keep my research going all month.
Consider me your organic guinea pig.