Though most substances don’t make it past the outermost layer of our skin, some have molecules small enough to penetrate the body and make their way into our bloodstreams. That’s why it’s best to avoid products that contain parabens, propylene glycol, ethanolamine compounds and others.
The reason why it’s so common to find toxins in your skincare products is simple: chemicals and fillers are cheaper. The purer the ingredients, the more expensive the product tends to be — but we’re here to introduce you to clean and effective brands that also offer a reasonable price point. See some of our favorites below!