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Do You Really Want That On Your Skin?

8th August 2016

There is an influx of “beauty” products going around the market these days, promising incredible results and flawless features, but how much do we know about what goes into these products? Many of these products are made of harmful chemicals that aren’t good for your skin in the longer term. Why are we applying all of these chemically engineered creams and oils to our skin when Mother Nature has already provided in abundance all that we need to heal, nourish and beautify our complexions?

At Onyesha Spa Pinelake, we only use natural Om Veda products on our clients. Om Veda is an Ayurvedic skincare range, made entirely of natural and holistic products, that is based on the ancient wisdom of Himalayan therapeutic traditions. Our philosophy is about nourishing the skin and minds of our clients to achieve a more harmonious peace with the beautiful world around us. We are firm believers that putting natural active ingredients into your skin is a better way to achieve this mission than with chemicals. You can read more about why our day spa only uses Om Veda here.

So next time you’re shopping for beauty products, avoid harmful chemicals like the ones listed below.

Toxic Chemicals Commonly Found in Beauty Products

From nail care to cosmetics, shampoo to moisturisers, toothpaste to antiperspirants, you’d be surprised how many incredibly harmful chemicals are commonly found in your everyday beauty products. These chemicals can do anything from cause cancer to disrupt endocrine and reproductive systems to contribute to antibiotic resistance in bacteria. These are the chemicals you should avoid at all costs:

• BHA and BHT
• Coal tar dyes; p-phenylenediamine and colours listed as "CI" followed by a five digit number
• DEA-related ingredients
• Triclosan
• Sodium laureth sulfate
• Siloxanes
• Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives (DMDM hydantoin, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, methenamine and quarternium-15)
• Petrolatum
• PEG compounds

Check the ingredients list of your beauty products and toiletries. If any of these ingredients show up, do yourself and your body a favour, and get rid of them immediately. Switch, instead, to some all-natural products that will be better for your skin and for your health in the longer term.

Benefits of Using All Natural Beauty Products

Aside from the fact that natural products are not made with chemicals that may have hazardous side effects, here are some of the benefits you can expect:

• Eco-friendly – health and beauty products made with chemicals also run the risk of releasing those chemicals into the air and water in the manufacturing process, not to mention down your drain. Natural products don’t  produce harmful chemicals during the manufacturing process.
• Better results – natural products often work better over time and produce better results. The chemicals used in mass-produced products can have a harmful effect on your skin and hair over time, and often have fillers and irritants in them. Most natural products contain a higher concentration of active natural ingredients resulting in a smaller quantity of each product being required to achieve the desired results.
• No side effects – all those chemicals, as we discussed above, can have some harmful side effects on health and the environment.

If you’re ready to enjoying a relaxing spa treatment in our lush environment, call our day spa in Perth on 08 9306 8335. Alternatively purchase a gift voucher online or get in touch by completing our online form.

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