Most creams, lotions, and moisturizers today all have one thing in common: Microplastics.
One of the most pervasive microplastics are phthalates.
New research from the NYU Grossman School of Medicine found that phthalates can:
X Wreak havoc on your hormonal balance,
X Cause premature aging
X Trigger inflammation in your body2.
X Disturb the release of hormones linked to heart rate and blood pressure
Researchers found that people with high bodily concentrations of phthalates were more likely to have more unwanted signs of aging.
This is because phthalates can cause unwanted wear and tear on your deepest skin layers. This then ages your skin from the inside-out, and can cause hollow cheeks, static forehead wrinkles, and a lifeless complexion.
But that’s not all… phthalates are also thought to impact:
– Cellular growth
– Cell reproduction
These effects can also cause your skin to age faster… as well as leave you feeling drained and exhausted… and even struggling to lose weight.
In fact, microplastics like phthalates are known in the scientific community as “obesogens” for this very reason.
But phthalates are just one of many toxic microplastics to avoid…
The 5 Common Toxins Hidden In Beauty Products:
Dibutyl and diethylhexyl phthalates – These nasty chemicals disrupt hormones and damage the cellular reproductive system—which leaves your skin old and lifeless skin instead of soft and glowing.
Polyfluoroalkyl substances known as PFAS – These have been linked to cancer. Safe to say, no one wants to increase their risk or cancer because of their night cream.
Methylene glycol – A type of formaldehyde that contributes to tired-looking skin and a faster aging process from the inside-out.
Isobutyl and isopropyl parabens – Also known for disrupting your hormones and harming cell reproduction systems.
Parfum (fragrance) – Which dehydrates your skin because most fragrance is alcohol-based, pulling water from your upper skin layers).
The good news is that many skincare companies have started to voluntarily eliminate phthalates and other toxins from their products.
This includes us at Del Mar Labs.
Our Total Package Serum and EyeJoy are phthalate free. So they’re safer for your health and skin than other comparable products.