Why We Avoid PFAS in Our Skincare Products - Important for Your Health and the Environment

Why We Avoid PFAS in Our Skincare Products - Important for Your Health and the Environment

At Under Your Skin, we are dedicated to offering skincare products that are not only effective but also safe for your health and our planet. One of the substances we carefully avoid is PFAS. But why are these harmful chemicals still used in so many products on the market? Let's explore this.

What is PFAS?

PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a large group of synthetic chemicals that are extremely persistent in the environment. These "forever chemicals" are found in many products due to their water- and dirt-repellent properties. However, their advantages come with significant risks to both health and the environment.

Why Do Other Companies Use PFAS?

PFAS are often used in cosmetic products such as waterproof mascara, foundation, and face creams to improve their durability and water resistance. Despite the known risks, many companies continue to use PFAS to meet consumer demand for long-lasting products.

Health Effects of PFAS

PFAS can disrupt the body's hormonal system, leading to serious health problems. Research has shown that exposure to PFAS can affect thyroid function, reproductive health, and increase the risk of certain cancers. These effects can occur even at low exposure levels, which is common with daily use of cosmetics.

How Does PFAS Affect the Environment?

PFAS do not break down naturally and accumulate in the environment, leading to long-term effects on ecosystems and human health. Contaminated water and food can transfer these chemicals to humans and animals over a long period. Cases like the one in Ronneby demonstrate the serious consequences of PFAS contamination in drinking water.

Historical Risks and Current Responsibility

Despite the known risks of PFAS since the 1960s, they are still used in many products. The European industry body Cosmetics Europe (CE) and the Swedish Cosmetic, Toiletry and Detergent Association (KoHF) now recommend that PFAS be phased out of cosmetic products by 2025. But considering the known health risks, why wait?

Under Your Skin – Skincare Without PFAS

At Under Your Skin, we have always had a clear philosophy: to offer skincare products that are safe for both you and the environment. We have never used PFAS in our products because we prioritize your health and the well-being of the planet. Our products contain no harmful preservatives or chemicals and are made to be as fresh and natural as possible.

To ensure our products are as pure and safe as possible, we also purify our water during production. This process removes all traces of PFAS and other questionable chemicals, guaranteeing that we use 100% pure water in the manufacturing of our skincare products. This is another step we take to ensure the highest quality and safety for our customers.

We strongly believe in the benefits of fresh skincare. Our products use a self-preserving natural system that is so mild that the products last for six months after opening. This allows the skin's own defense mechanisms to function optimally without being broken down by strong preservatives.

Our Detox Face Kit Advance

One of our proud examples of fresh skincare is our Detox Face Kit Advance. This kit is designed to help you transition from synthetic products to natural skincare. The kit includes:

  • Face Cleanser 150 ml
  • Detox Face Serum 30 ml
  • Detox Face Cream 50 ml
  • Peeling Mask 50 ml

These products are gentle, natural, and focused on giving your skin a natural glow and hydration, while preserving the youthfulness of your skin without adding questionable chemicals.

Learn more about our Detox Face Kit Advance here!

Explore Our Natural Products

In addition to our Detox Face Kit Advance, we offer a wide range of 100% natural skincare products made with the same care and philosophy. Our products are made in small batches to ensure their freshness and effectiveness, meaning they haven't sat on a shelf for months before reaching you.

See all our skincare products here!

Choosing skincare products without PFAS is a step towards a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle. At Under Your Skin, we are proud to offer products that are good for both you and the planet. Let’s say no to harmful chemicals and yes to natural beauty together.

See all our products that are 100% natural here!

With love,
Team Under Your Skin

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