Top 5 Skincare Ingredients to Avoid

As you already know, Akar Skin products are made with only the highest grade natural ingredients. We often talk about the great ingredients we use & why, but it's rarely discussed which ingredients are actually harmful to your skin & health. Read along to learn about some of the ingredients that you may have been using in beauty products from your daily routine that we suggest you should strongly avoid!
1. Parabens
It's a known fact that parabens are found in about 85% of cosmetic products on shelves today, including facial cleansers, body washes, makeup, deodorant & more. So what makes them so harmful? Well, parabens have been known to have estrogen-mimicking properties that can actually cause breast cancer!
2. Propylene Glycol
Propylene glycol, found most often in moisturizers, sunscreens & other products often used on your face, is actually a skin irritant and has been known to cause hives. Not something I'd want to spread all over myself!
3. Silicone
Silicone is usually connected to the idea of "plumping" your skin, or decreasing the visibility fine lines & wrinkles. Sounds great, right? Well, silicone actually stops your skin from breathing & is linked to causing tumor growth & skin irritation.
4. Formaldehyde
Formaldehyde is used in cosmetic products like nail polish, shampoos, conditioners, etc., to prevent the growth of bacteria. Unfortunately, although there is some positive reasoning behind the ingredient, it is also quite harmful to your immune system, causing it to work less effectively.
5. Petroleum
Used most often in moisturizers, petroleum actually creates a film on your skin that prevents it from being able to release toxins, a natural process to maintain healthy skin.
Take some time to educate yourself on what could be harmful to your skin & overall health, there are so many ingredients used in everyday products that could negatively influence your life forever. 
Akar Skin prides itself in sourcing highest grade natural ingredients that are organic, wild harvested or gathered from the Tibetan plateau. Being 100% natural means every Akar product is biocompatible with the body, enhancing your skin's ability to repair and renew itself. Indulge in nature's finest. Experience a moment of tranquility in your self-care routine. Unwind and let Akar reveal your best skin. 

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