The Things That Are Not On Derm Exclusive’s Ingredient List Are As Important As the Things That Are
If you’re like me, I’m very sensitive about the quality of my skin care products. I’m super careful about what I use because I understand what I put on the my skin can not only cause irritation, but affect my skin’s overall appearance as well. I’ve used products that have left my skin stripped and dull. This does not make me happy. A lot of this depends on the ingredients found in certain products. Many of the mass consumer stuff will of course have the least expensive ingredients in order to keep the prices low. Although most of these ingredients have been around for years, they are not necessarily the best thing for you.
That’s why when I heard that Beachbody was introducing a new line of skincare products, I was more than interested. Having met Carl Daikeler, I have a lot of trust in the integrity of his company and his commitment to the highest quality possible. Everything that I have ever tried from Beachbody works like it’s supposed to, and reveals a high level of attention and care. Therefore, as picky as I am about my skincare products, I was more than happy to try Derm Exclusive. For almost three weeks now, I have been using it consistently, and I simple LOVE it. I love what it is doing for my skin and the way it makes me feel and how I look more radiant. It comes down to what’s inside the product. I wanted to share with you this list of ingredients which Derm Exclusive does NOT contain, and why Beachbody does not use them.
Consumer safety is top priority at Beachbody. To ensure that Derm Exclusive delivers great results for all skin types, Beachbody has carefully formulated it to exclude any ingredients that are known irritants or whose safety is questionable.
Read on to find out more about why Beachbody choose NOT to include any of the following ingredients in its skincare products.
Parabens. Parabens are the most widely used preservatives in cosmetic products. They protect against microbial growth and help maintain product integrity. Although the FDA has determined that parabens are safe in cosmetics, many consumers perceive them to be harmful. Beachbody has decided to proactively formulate Derm Exclusive without parabens.
Animal products or animal byproducts (such as lanolin). There are no known health risks associated with animal products, but Beachbody has omitted them from Derm Exclusive due to concerns over animal welfare and potential allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.
Sulfates. Sulfates contribute foaming and lathering properties to cleansing products. The FDA has determined that they’re safe, but some consumers believe that sulfates may be harmful, so Beachbody has chosen to leave them out of its products.
Hydroquinone. This chemical skin lightener decreases the production of melanin (skin pigment). It also increases your exposure to the sun’s UVA and UVB rays, which poses a skin cancer risk. In some users, hydroquinone causes a condition called ochronosis, where the skin becomes dark and thick. And sometimes it destroys all melanin in the skin, leaving behind large white patches.
Formaldehyde. This preservative is found in cosmetics, nail polish, moisturizers, shaving products, and shampoos. Even low levels of formaldehyde can cause skin blisters, dehydrated skin, and irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat.
SD alcohol. SD alcohol is used in cosmetics to help deliver ingredients to the skin’s surface. It evaporates almost instantly, which makes it an ideal base for fragrances and toners, but it’s very drying to the skin. Fatty alcohols, on the other hand, are actually good for the skin and help to keep the oils in products from separating. (You may see fatty alcohols listed as cetyl, stearyl, and cetearyl alcohol on product labels). Derm Exclusive only contains fatty alcohols, never SD alcohol.
Petroleum-derived ingredients. These chemicals—which include petrolatum, mineral oil, and paraffin—coat the skin, clog pores, and interfere with the body’s natural ability to eliminate toxins. They’re derived from crude oil and may have potential cancer-causing effects.
Artificial colors. Artificial colorants are made from coal tar and contain heavy metal salts that may deposit toxins onto the skin, causing sensitivity and irritation. Most are regulated by the FDA in cosmetic formulas, and animal studies have shown almost all of them to be carcinogenic (cancer-causing). Beachbody maintains a strict policy not to use artificial colors.
Comedogenicm (pore-clogging) ingredients). Comedogenic ingredients are those that have acne forming tendencies or are known to clog pores and cause breakouts, acne, or blackheads.
Gluten. Gluten is a substance present in cereal grains, especially wheat. It’s used in cosmetics as a binder to help ingredients stick together, and is also anemollient in the form of oil. Exposure to gluten may trigger a reaction to those with celiac disease or in gluten sensitive individuals. Any materials used in Derm Exclusive that are derived from oats, wheat, or grain are extracted using a process that provides the benefits without the gluten.
Vitamin E. derived from known allergy-causing sources Vitamin E is found naturally in wheat germ oil, almonds, sunflower seeds, sunflowers, hazelnuts, peanuts, and other sources that contain gluten or can cause allergic reactions. Beachbody has chosen Vitamin E that’s derived from non-allergenic plant sources to protect consumers from adverse reactions.
Propylene glycol. This is a form of mineral oil that’s found in automatic brake fluid and industrial antifreeze. When used on the skin, propylene glycol helps increase moisture by preventing the escape of water. It’s a strong skin irritant and may cause liver and kidney damage.
Phthalates. Phthalates are industrial chemicals used to help products cling to the skin and nails to give them more staying power. They have been found to disrupt hormones, and some studies also link them to liver cancer.
Derm Exclusive’s Ingredient List
Derm Exclusive Is not Tested on Animals
NO Animal testing. This is something that is a big deal to me. It might to you as well. I have been a firm believer for many years that it is not necessary to harm animals in order to test skin care products. This practice, while widely accepted in the past, is widely considered to be cruel today. I am happy to report that Derm Exclusive products are not tested on animals (knowing Carl Daikeler, this doesn’t surprise me one bit).
I will be writing more about Derm Exclusive in the future. Read my prior post about Derm Exclusive here and here. If you have any questions about this amazing new natural skincare system from Beachbody, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send me a friend request and private message through Facebook. Let’s get the conversation started!
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