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You’re a Sponge…No Really

This blog post was written by Abby-Lynn Knorr and posted on March 16th, 2010
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sponges_honeyDid you know that your skin absorbs anywhere from 21-94% of what you put on it?  I know it’s a big spread, but the point is that your skin always absorbs some of what you put on it.  That’s why nicotine patches work so well.

Walk backwards in your head…what do you put on your skin everyday?  Water, moisturizers, soap, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, face powder, deodorant, toothpaste, lip stick or lip gloss, blush, foundation…need I go on?  The average woman puts 12 products on her skin every day. Men? You’re up there too.  It’s a bit shocking when you realize what a cocktail you slather on yourself on a regular basis…and you thought you didn’t have a drinking problem.

Luckily, enough people are starting to pay attention to the fact that there are chemicals in synthetic body care products that are best avoided and you can now look up many products that you use in the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. It’s not a perfect system but its getting better.  You are also welcome to ask us if you come across a ridiculous sounding ingredient and want to know what it is.

This is why we do what we do.  Wash and moisturize with stuff you don’t have to think twice about, you’ve got enough on your mind.