Phthalates, synthetic musks, petrochemicals, alcohol, … are all ingredients that can be found in the perfumes of our products used daily.
These substances have been pointed out by many studies that have highlighted their danger to health and the environment, like Greenpeace. In its study, Greenpeace has demonstrated the allergenic, toxic and carcinogenic nature of many ingredients used in the composition of chemical products used by the perfume industry.
Some of these ingredients, such as petroleum-based products and synthetic musks, are difficult to break down by the body and the environment. Designed to last, these chemical substances used in skin care products can penetrate our body through the skin, becoming detectable in our blood and in breast milk.
They are also found in the environment, when soaps and shampoos are rinsed and end up in wastewater, accumulating in nature and becoming detectable in the bodies of animals in contact with these polluting substances.
What are the alternatives?
- Use less perfume: by limiting overexposure through various products.
- Find natural substitutes: there is now a wide range of natural scents to satisfy your senses!
- Choose cosmetics that mention that their fragrance is of natural origin: they respect a restrictive charter by banning phthalates and synthetic musks.
The Belgian laboratory Bee Nature is committed to this. The perfumes used in our care products are formulated with perfumes of natural origin, free of endocrine disruptors, petrochemical components, or alcohol. They are also labeled organic by our various labels. Their fresh and fruity scents will make you succumb!
- Parfum de scandale – Greenpeace, February 2005
- Les origines de la parfumerie de synthèse – Olfastory
- Les allergènes du parfum en cosmétique – Cosmébio
- Substances parfumantes allergènes dans les produits cosmétiques – Greenfact