The Human Skin
wraps and protects our bodies.It has the remarkable ability to absorb applied products, partially or completely into the bloodstream.
Up to 60% of the products we use on our skin are absorbed and deposited into the circulatory system (Fairley, 2001).
For instance, the average woman absorbs 30 pounds of the ingredients contained in moisturizers over sixty years!
Lipstick wearers, for example, consume 1.5 to 4 tubes in a lifetime. If one considers the ingredients being internalized by the body, absorbing plant oils or essential oils is a healthier alternative than absorbing petroleum
Caring for one’s whole body includes skin care choices that support and contribute to a healthy lifestyle.