WHY TOXIC FREE IS THE WAY TO GO IN SKINCARE

WHY TOXIC FREE IS THE WAY TO GO IN SKINCARE

With the beauty industry continuing to grow at a rapid pace, it can be difficult to navigate all of the toxic skincare ingredients to avoid. Especially since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ONLY banned or restricted about 30 chemicals vs the European Union which currently bans over 1,300+ chemicals from its beauty products.

So why does this matter to you?

On average, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) reports that women use 12 personal care products a day, exposing themselves to 168 chemical ingredients. Yikes!

That’s a lot of ingredients to be applying to our skin every day. And that doesn’t even take into account the other chemicals we’re likely being exposed to throughout the day, such as pesticides, flame retardants, and air fresheners. That’s a lot of ingredients to be applying to our skin every day.

No need to worry though - we’ve got your back. At Laurel & Reed we are obsessive when it comes to our standards on ingredients, formulas and performance. Everything we feature in our monthly L&R box and carry in our Clean Beauty Store has been meticulously vetted—so instead of worrying about a product’s safety, you can simply enjoy the product!

So how does a product pass the test?
At Laurel & Reed there is nothing more important than providing you with products that are made with ethically-sourced ingredients that meet our strict safety standards. We review each and every ingredient, (utilizing sources like EWG’s Skin Deep Database) to ensure it’s safe, in addition our team tests each product for at least 14 days to review overall effectiveness and results. All of our products featured are made without the following ingredients:

ALS (AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE)
ALUMINUM
BHA AND BHT
CARBON BLACK
DEA
(DIETHANOLAMINE)
FORMALDEHYDE
MEA (MONOETHANOLAMINE)
OXYBENZONE
PARABENS
PEG (POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL)
• PERFUMES
PFAs and PFCs
PHENOXYETHANOL
PHTHALATES
TRICLOSAN
QUATERNIUM-15
RETINYL PALMITATE
SILOXANES
SLS
(SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE)
TALC
• TEA (TRIETHANOLAMINE)

So shop safe with Laurel & Reed and know that you are getting the very best in clean beauty!