All the products used within Brighton Bodyworks’ massage and facial treatments are natural and 100% organic. The UK Soil Association is a guarantee that the organic ingredients are the best quality available; ingredients are grown under tight regulations which ban the use of harmful chemical fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides.
Why do we think organic skincare is so important?
Research suggests that women put over 200 chemicals on to their skin in the course of a day, and that up to 60% of these are absorbed in to the bloodstream. Common chemicals in skincare include:
Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS) This foaming agent strips off the natural oil layer leaving the skin rough and open to irritation and reactions. Can contribute towards urinary tract infections, skin rashes and eye irritation.
Synthetic Fragrances Fragrance on a label can indicate the presence of up to four thousand separate ingredients which do not have to be disclosed. Many of these ingredients can be toxic and carcinogenic as well as causing headaches, dizziness rashes and irritation.
DEA ( Diethanolamine, MEA (monoethanolamine) and TEA (Triethanolamine) These ingredients are found in most products that foam. They are hormone disrupting chemicals which are restricted in Europe due to known carcinogenic effects. DEA has been linked with Kidney and liver damage according to several government funded researches
Propylene Glycol This is a petroleum based by-product used as humectant to soften the skin and retain moisture. Shockingly it is also the main ingredient in certain types of Anti-freeze! Not surprisingly the ingredient can cause allergic reactions, liver abnormalities and kidney damage.
Mineral oil A petroleum by-product that coats the skin like plastic, clogging the pores and interfering with the skins ability to eliminate toxins promoting acne and other skin disorders. It slows down skin function and cell development. Mineral oils, shockingly are a very common ingredient used in baby care products, with baby oil being 100% mineral oil.
At Brighton Bodyworks we offer an alternative. All our massage and facial treatments use Balm Balm’s award wining certified organic products. Organic skincare improves the health of your skin, making you look fresher and younger. And not only are these products better for your skin, they are better for the environment too.