“You shouldn’t put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t eat”
This is the SALT attitude, and for a beach bum like me, I think it’s a pretty spot on way of thinking.
SALT believes in loving and nourishing your skin and body. Their products feed your skin with vitamins and minerals straight from Mother Earth, so you know you’re doing yourself a favour.
Here is a list of the nasty ingredients you will NOT see in any SALT products:
this is a broad term to cover hundreds of synthetic compounds and chemicals used to enhance or mask the smell of a beauty product. Many of these have been found to be Neurotoxins. Phthalates are one of the types chemicals used, this has been connected with hormone and fertility issues. Many people are allergic to fragrances causing allergies, skin irritation and immune system damage.
Mineral oils are derived from petroleum, this is fossilised fuel used to also make crude oil for petrol, plastics and other synthetic products. It is often used in skincare products as a preservative due to its affordability. Mineral oils can block the pores in the skin, this inhibits the skin to ‘breathe’, interfering with the ability to eliminate toxins and blocking sweat and oil glands. Due to this it is a major contributor to acne and uneven skin tone.
Ethanol can strip the skin of natural oils, this drys the skin out leaving the dermal barrier susceptible to absorb other chemicals from the environment such as pollution. By drying out the skin this also contributes to premature ageing.
Avoid any ingredient with this word eg. methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben. Research as shown it is associated with Oestrogen imbalances and other hormonal issues such as skin problems, it also is now shown to be linked with cancers.
Are toxic to the skin and can cause allergic reactions and rashes. Your skin will absorb these chemicals, which can then make their way into the blood stream and may cause hormonal disruption and other health issues.