Category: Environment

Stop Harming Your Skin, Choose Safe and Natural Beauty Products

Did you know that women absorb up to 5 lbs. of chemicals from beauty products through their skin every year?  Are you aware that the skin is the largest organ in our body and everything you put on it is absorbed straight into your bloodstream? This may be even more toxic than ingesting toxic chemicals in food because everything you eat is first broken down by the enzymes in your saliva aThe tricky part about finding safe products is that most of us cannot even pronounce the names of the chemicals listed under ingredients.  Nor do we know what byproducts are formed in solution when two or more chemicals are combined.  For example, the most trusted baby shampoo that has been around for decades, Johnson and Johnson Baby Shampoo, just recently removed two chemicals from their formula due to pressure from environmental working groups, after years of knowing these chemicals were contributing to releasing formaldehyde into their signature product.  Customers would not have found formaldehyde or 1,4-dioxane listed on the bottles, since they weren’t technically ingredients, but rather byproducts of chemicals used as preservatives. They  invested tens of millions of dollars and a team of close to 200 people who worked for two years to remove the chemicals, while keeping the change as invisible as possible.  Many other brands add sulfates, parabens and phthalates, which are among dozens of chemicals considered dangerous — because they cause cancer, reproductive damage or other health or environmental harm.

Earlier this week, Walmart announced 10 “high-priority” chemicals to be removed or reduced from beauty products, baby and household supplies and pet products sold at their store, with dozens more “priority” chemicals, however, they will not release the names of those chemicals to the public.  Wal-Mart is working with suppliers to find safe substitute ingredients, and says it will track its suppliers’ progress and update customers by January 2016.  Although it will take time for the changes to go into effect, we are happy to hear that they are taking this initiative.

When I started SPAdet 5 years ago as a treatment for my 2 year old’s problem skin, I first became aware of all the chemicals present in the products I was commonly using. Although I had no idea what was really going on behind the scenes at the time, the more I researched the many complex ingredients, and their side-effects, the more I became convinced these chemicals were connected to my daughter’s skin issues. I also knew in my heart, knowing the dangers of some of these ingredients, there had to be a better way.

My journey has led me to the creation of the SPAdet line of skin and haircare products. I am so proud to offer to other women and mothers, a safe and effective solution. SPAdet uses only pure, 100% natural ingredients in all of our products.

 

Annabelle and Devansmall

A Mother’s Legacy

Just like flowers, we nurture and admire their beauty. We’ve spent years doing everything possible to keep them healthy and strong with proper care and nutrients. Then one day, they grow out from the safety of our pot, ready to be re-planted to brighten someone else’s day. Nurturing goes deeper than the skin, but certainly a good place to start!

As a mother, I strive to provide an environment for my child where she can learn and grow to be happy and healthy. But I also wonder, “Have I done enough? Am I being a good role model for her? Am I giving her the tools she needs for a successful future?” When I look at my 7 year old daughter’s face, I think of her future- the kind of woman she will become, what the world will be like when she becomes a mother herself and the legacy I want to leave for her. If she has a problem, I do whatever I can to solve it. When she has a question, I encourage her thoughtfulness and wonder. My daughter was my inspiration in formulating a line of 100% natural and healthy bath and body products. When she was 2 years old, she had a problem with dry, itchy skin on her torso. I noticed that it became worse after the bath and tried many different products to relieve it, however nothing worked. With my background in biochemistry and naturopathic experience, I researched and developed treatments to find the healthiest ingredients and formulated effective solutions for common hair and skin problems. Five years later, SPAdet was born.

SPAdet products give your skin a healthy glow inside and out. Our focus is on generating healthy cells and feeding them nutrients and vitamins to leave the skin feeling soft and smooth, and looking healthy and more vibrant. This is achieved by exfoliating the top layer of skin cells, thereby unclogging pores and allowing new cells to surface and regenerate, then infusing them with fatty acid and antioxidant rich oils to moisturize and protect. This prevents dry skin, premature aging, acne, thinning hair and dry, flaky scalp. SPAdet products offer a healthy, spa quality experience in the luxury of your own home so that everyone can enjoy a mini SPAdet (spa-day) everyday!

I hope that one day, when my daughter tells me she is ready to grow her own flowers, she too will find a way to cultivate her life lessons and share it with them.

Environment

When we use natural products, we also contribute to the health of the environment. Many commercial brands use artificial ingredients to provide the sensory experience that consumers are used to, however this introduces toxins into your body and eventually released into the water supply. Just look at the ingredients on your labels and imagine drinking them. It’s really the same thing.