Toxins in Personal Care Products: How to Make Better Choices

Did you know that the United States only bans or restricts 11 chemicals from being used in personal care products? In fact, US law does not require cosmetic products and ingredients, other than color additives, to have FDA approval before they go on the market. This means that thousands of chemicals that have not been tested for safety by any regulating authority are in products sitting on store shelves right now.

From foundations to powders, from lotions to lipsticks, the list of chemicals used in personal care products is long and downright concerning. If you take a glance at our Ingredients to Avoid List, you will see some of the most common ingredients to avoid, all of which are permitted to be sold in products all over the country.

These harmful chemicals serve many purposes in products, but at a detriment to health. Parabens (methyl paraben, ethyl paraben, etc.) are used as preservatives to extend shelf life, but they have been found to be endocrine disruptors and can actually mimic estrogen.

Conventional cosmetics include synthetic dyes, which can many times be derivatives of petroleum and may contain heavy metals, coal tar (a known carcinogen), and other toxic ingredients. Concerned consumers are increasingly becoming aware of these ingredients, and are searching for better alternatives. That’s where Pure Haven Essentials comes in.

PureHavenSkin At Pure Haven Essentials, we do things differently. We are committed to providing the safest, cleanest, most effective products on the market. Made from the best ingredients, you can be sure that your health is kept in mind with every product we create. Not only are these products good for you, but they’re also good for the environment, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and more. From skin care to body care, from makeup to home cleaning solutions, our products are packed with safe, clean, effective ingredients that do the job while protecting your health.


To get started, host a Pure Haven Essentials party and learn how to read the labels on the products in your home, while experiencing our line of personal and home care products. Or join our team and help educate others about toxic chemicals in personal care products, a fact that so many people are still not aware of. We’re with you as you take the first step toward cleaner, safer products that are good for you, and good for the environment.

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