LET’S TALK INGREDIENTS
Lets talk natural ingredients..
“Natural skincare” is a term used in many corners of the skincare industry and the benefits are many. A lot of us probably have certain ingredients that we would never apply to our skin. But how much do you in reality know about the long list of ingredients on the back of a product?
One ingredient that still appears in many well known products is polyaminopropyl biguanide (also known as polyhexamethylene biguanide or PHMB). PHMB is banned in Denmark and the EU, but is still allowed and used in many other countries.
PHMB can be found in a variety of products including skin care, makeup removers, cosmetics and so on. The ingredient is a harmful preservative and is classified as a carcinogen of category 2. PHMB is also detrimental to the environment and known to cause allergic reactions.
We still have products on the shelves including PHMB in Denmark. The Danish Consumer Council THINK Chemicals has notified authorities about 36 products still remaining on the danish market. This shows that the ingredient still exists in products that we are unaware of. Consumers should therefore be observant when buying skin care products. Read more in depth about PHMB here.
OUR THREE REASONS TO PRIORITIZE NATURAL PRODUCTS
There is a wide range of skincare products on the market today, and it can be hard to navigate. Natural products are generally the best choice, and have many benefits. We have listed our top three reasons!
1. Safer for your skin and health
Natural products are gentle and easier towards your skin. When compared to synthetic products, natural skincare products are much safer for you. When a product is applied to your skin, the ingredients slowly sink into the bloodstream. This means that the products ingredients have a direct effect on many of the body’s processes. LYKKEGAARD products only use preservatives approved for food use. This is due to the fact that you would never consume or apply something that you knew contained harmful ingredients. So consider – if it is not safe enough for the inside, it is not safe enough for the outside either.
2. Cruelty free
Skincare products are often tested on animals. When choosing pure and natural skincare products you are choosing to use ethical and cruelty-free products. LYKKEGAARD is vegan certified, meaning that our products are free from animal testing, animal products, by-products and derivatives. Look out for the VEGAN trademark on your products, so that you know you are choosing quality products.
3. Prioritize the environment
Natural products also prioritize the environment as they only use natural ingredients that do not harm the environment. At LYKKEGAARD this is one of our top priorities. For this reason, we are certified by the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, which is the most recognized environmental certification. Read more about our certifications here. Prioritizing the environment is such an important cause to us, therefore we also support causes such as Ocean Care – recycled plastic, One Tree Planted and Forest Stewardship Council.
A GREEN FUTURE
These are just some of the reasons to purchase natural products. At LYKKEGAARD we envision a future where everyone has access to clean, sustainable products. We hope to educate our customers about the importance of clean skincare and encourage you to use sustainable and organic products. We have embraced natural and organic ingredients and hope you do the same! Read more about our mission, vision and our story here.