La Lune Journal

Ingredients

by Meghan Hazard | May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ingredients.

[in-gree-dee-uh nts]

The stuff life is made of. Oxygen, carbon, Hydrogen. Flour, eggs, water. Ammonium laureth sulfate, triethanolamine, methylparaben, and the unassuming yet vague ‘fragrance’….?  This is the world we live in today.  Synthetic chemicals that we can't pronounce that's in everything from our food to shampoos.  Companies aren't even required to list ALL of the ingredients in cosmetics—  and they are taking advantage of that shit people. Companies who market themselves as green, natural, or even organic need to do very little complying when it comes to regulation.  So why do we care? Why should we care that companies are putting unregulated amounts of synthetic chemicals in our body care products?  

Our skin is the largest organ of the body, & what we put on our skin is absorbed into our lymph nodes and blood stream. Which means when we lather up with lotion or soap that has parabens, we are absorbing a hormone disrupter that mimics estrogen.  Not only are there numerous studies that examine the relationship between longterm exposure to parabens & breast cancer, but these chemicals are banned in most countries. 

So…ingredients.  The stuff life is made of.  Sometimes good, sometimes bad.  As apart of La Lune Apothecary’s philosophy and promise, we only use what is listed on our label.  We use ethically sourced organic ingredients (and we are in the process of becoming certified organic).  As a modern day consumer you need to be a black belt ninja in spotting the bullshit.  Read the labels, and make sure you are not being green-washed to buy ‘natural’ synthetic chemicals.

 

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Ingredients. 

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