There are a lot of lists like this one on the internet nowadays. With the rise of green and clean beauty brands, everyone is rushing to give you advice on which conventional beauty products to give up first.
And while I’m not an advocate of dumping everything you own and starting anew (since exposing the environment and thus our food supply means that you’ll eventually be exposed to the toxins in conventional products anyway — possibly with bio-magnification), there are 5 items that I think that you should replace in your routine as soon as you are able to.
It uses Zinc Aluminum Salts to block sweat, rated a 3 out of 10 on Think Dirty; instead of the Aluminum Zirconium, rated a 4 out of 10 on Think Dirty. The only other ingredient it contains is Ethyl Alcohol which other than having the potential for irritation, is harmless. Although I haven’t been able to find out where to buy this product, so it seems as though a safe antiperspirant without crap additives is currently a bit of a white whale.
Try talking to the proprietor or your manicurist. Maybe they’d be so kind as to use your polish from home? And if you’re a repeat customer, maybe you can help with this much-needed sea change by introducing your salon to safe brands such as Priti. With any luck, they’ll stock this toxin-free brand alongside (or maybe even instead of) conventional brands.
But it’s another method of absorption that really worries me: our noses.