"If you wouldn’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin"

Nowadays, beauty products are more likely the chemical experiments. They're tone of product with foreign substance that have no business being on or in our body.

And the law is not helping consumer. Currently, there is no federal law that requires companies to test personal care products for safety prior to marketing them to the public. This lack of regard for public safety means that just about anything is ending up in your facial cream. It is up to us, as consumers, to make informed decisions about what goes on our skin, in our hair, and into our bodies.

Deadly Chemicals in Your Beauty Products

                                                                     

Parabens

Parabens are synthetic preservatives founded in shampoos, conditioners, styling products, soaps, body washes, makeup, toothpaste, etc.

Many people believe that parabens are safe. But many studies have shown that they're linked to many acute and chronic health problems, which are: allergies, skin toxicity, biochemical changes in the body, developmental and reproductive disorders, endocrine disruption, tissue irradiation and organ toxicity, and cancer. Furthermore, parabens can be hazardous to the environment.

Ethylenedimine and Tetraacetic Acid (EDTA)

EDTA is used as a stabilizer. EDTA’s chelating, or binding, effect can cause all kinds of problems in our waterways because it can remobilize heavy metal sediments and have environmental effects. It's linked with skin irritations, allergies, contact dermatitis, reproductive and fetal effects, and kidney damage.

Phthalates (Fragrance)

Phthalates are used to soften plastic. They're in adhesives, building materials, films, pesticides and perfumes. Perfumes and colognes, hair care products, hair color, deodorants  contain phthalates. They're typically used as solvents and to make fragrances last longer, and they may be disguised on the label as “fragrance.” Not only are phthalates toxic to the body, they're hazardous to the environment.

Propylene Glycol

Propylene glycol is one efficient multitasker. Not only does it work to maintain moisture in the skin, it's a key ingredient in embalming and brake fluids, and it's used as a solvent in the plastics industry. The side effect of Propylene Glycol include redness, tearing, burning, itching and conjunctivitis.

Toluene

Toluene is an additive used as a solvent in nail polish and some hair coloring products. This chemical is considered a volatile organic compound (VOC), and it has the potential to cause various health problems. Severe irritation to eyes, lungs, and skin, damage to the central nervous system , kidney and liver damage, developmental and birth defects are all health problems known to be associated with toluene exposure.

                                                                     

Kalapa is proud to offer a product which is not only all organic and pure, coming from a natural product that grows on trees, but that can be used for so many different things when it comes to a beauty or personal care that can fit in your everyday lifestyle.

                                                                       

“If you wouldn’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin.”