The Sensitive Skin Myth

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Some people categorize their skin as “sensitive”  or think they have skin allergies. They use special formulas because otherwise their skin will break out or become irritated. Did you ever think that maybe your skin isn’t really sensitive? It might be that man-made chemical ingredient in your product that made you break out. I’ve heard many instances of this. You don’t necessarily have sensitive skin or allergies, it’s the toxic ingredient or combination of ingredients that cause problems for anyone who uses them. Such ingredients shouldn’t be in beauty products. Not only can they disrupt the surface of the skin, but they are absorbed into the bloodstream disrupting bodily functions and organs.

I recently heard from Jenna and she had this to say:

“Love your Toxic Beauty blog. I used to think I had allergies because my eyes were puffy and itchy more often then not- I recently switched to all natural and organic beauty products and my skin has never looked or felt better- I was polluting myself without even knowing it! Go Green!”

So if you experience similar problems, be it puffy eyes, bumps, or itchy skin, give your regular beauty products a break and give natural products a try. You may be very surprised (and pleased!) at the results. If you’ve experienced any of these side effects from using commercial beauty products, drop me a line. Stay natural…stay beautiful. -Robin

Robin started her career as an educator of children and has now become an educator for adults everywhere who want to know the truth about what they put into their bodies through the skin. She is passionate about educating people to make better health and beauty choices.
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  • Alison Lynch

    I really would like to know SO much more about this topic. Minus the allergy sounding symptoms -and more on the toxins having an affect on our hormones.
    I have struggled with acne for about the past 10 years and have yet to see a dramatic improvement and I am fortunate enough to have a friend whom is working at a store that sells all natural products and has just introduced me to this. And I am so eager to learn all I can about it.

    Sincerely,
    Alison Lynch

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com Robin Adler

    Hi Alison, I am planning many future posts about the effect of toxins on our bodies, including these hormone-affecting chemicals. I also have an ebook in the works cataloging toxins as well! I am so excited to be able share this with you and the world! I’m also grateful for your support of this blog. Keep reading!

  • http://www.classesandcareers.com/online-degrees_it-engineering/courses_engineering/programs_software-development/degree_master-degree Grace

    I use to think that my skin was too sensitive for eyeshadow. After applying eyeshadow that I would get from Wal-Mart, the skin around my eye would get irritated, dried out, and kind of peel off, but then I switched. I switched to something more natural and I love it! I don’t look like I had some kind of allergic reaction to my make-up anymore! :)

    I also would like to make a suggestion, I know that there’s a difference between mineral make-up and organic make-up, but what exactly are the differences? I love your posts and I really think you should do a post on the differences and benefits. I don’t know about other people but when I hear mineral I think organic and natural, it’s easy to get them confused.

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com Robin Adler

    Hiya Grace,
    You really prove that going organic is really good for you! I am so glad you stopped using that eye shadow. It probably had talc, which is an asbestos like carcinogen along with many other artificial ingredients. Regarding your idea for a post about mineral makeup, that is an excellent suggestion. I have thought the same thing about mineral makeup as you. In fact, I was just reading a blog post about a new mineral powder/liquid and it sounded so good. Then I went to the company’s site and checked out the ingredient list. this is what it had in it:
    Cyclopentasiloxane,Butylene Glycol,
    Lauryl PEG-0, Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, HDI/Trimethylol
    Hexyilactone, Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyglyceryl-
    4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Dimethicone
    Crosspolymer, Squalane, Propylene Carbonate, Phytantriol, Tocopherol Acetate
    TOCOPHEROL, Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, Oleanolic Acid, Enantia Chlorantha
    Bark Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Centella
    Asiatica Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polydodecanamideeaminium,
    Triazadiphenylethenesulfonate, Polyvinylalcohol Crosspolymer, Polysilicone-11,
    Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Silica Dimethyl Siliylate, Sodium Chondroitin
    Sulfate, Atelocollagen, Aminobuyric Acid, Barium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride,
    Magnesium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Zinc Chloride, Lysine, Disodium EDTA,
    Sodium Dehydroacetate, Triethoxycaprylysilane, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol,
    Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891),Iron Oxides
    (Cl77491,Cl77492,Cl77499)

    If you’re still with me after reading ALL that, you can probably guess that this product does not meet my standards for a safe product. Too many ingredients (even though some of them are good ones) in one product not to mention unpronouncable chemicals. Ever saw the ingredient list for Real Purity foundation? 5 simple, understandable ingredients. So no, even if it’s mineral make-up doesn’t mean it’s pure and good for you. Did you ever try Real Purity? Not too many people know about it, so it’s the best kept secret around. Click the link to check it out. Thanks for your insightful comment. -Robin

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