The beauty about the body’s largest organ is that you can nourish it from the outside in and the inside out. We know the food chain is broken and we are not getting enough nutrients from the food we eat. To add insult to injury, the skin care industry has learned very well from its big brother; the pharmaceutical industry. Some of the ingredients in beauty products aren’t very pretty. US researchers report that one in eight of the 82,000 ingredients used in personal care products are industrial chemicals, including carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins, and hormone disruptors. Many products include plasticizers (chemicals that keep concrete soft), degreasers (used to get grime off auto parts), and surfactants (they reduce surface tension in water, like in paint and inks). Imagine what that does to your skin and to the health of you and your loved ones! Below is a list of ingredients to avoid when buying personal care products.