You might not realize it, but many moisturizers contain potentially toxic ingredients. In America, the beauty industry is poorly regulated,: only 1% of beauty products have been analyzed for safety. Additionally, the Food and Drug Administration allows companies to use chemicals known to be extremely harmful (lead, formaldehyde, and phthalates) in the products we put on our bodies.
Here at willa, we are committed to developing safer skincare and cosmetics. All of our products are formulated without these harmful ingredients.
As mentioned above, there are many harmful ingredients included in moisturizers found in both mass and prestige retailers. They are usually added to increase the product's shelf life or as a cost-cutting measure. Some of the common hazardous ingredients used in moisturizers are:
With all these dangerous ingredients in skincare and cosmetic products, the advantages of using natural, safer products is clear. At willa, our products are made from safer ingredients because we don’t think you should have to sacrifice your health to look great.
In addition to avoiding these harmful side effects, using natural face moisturizers can present a number of benefits. For example, some of the chemicals used in skincare products can actually cause increased skin irritation and redness.
This makes natural skincare products more effective than their chemical infused counterparts because they don’t contain these harmful fillers. Many artificial colors and fragrances used in store bought moisturizers can cause allergic reactions. Natural/synthetic free fragrances, like rosewater for example, are a safer alternative to their chemical competitors.
Another benefit of using natural face moisturizers is their beneficial impact on the environment. Additives, like mineral oil, are non-biodegradable and many of the products that use these ingredients are tested on animals. No willa products are tested on animals and they are all made in the United States.
If you are ready for healthier skin, you can try our natural face moisturizer or any of our other clean products here. Interested in becoming a willa consultant? Learn about the opportunities we offer for you to earn commission through selling our products here.