Did you know… About 60% of what we put on our skin is absorbed by our bodies. Did you know… Your body absorbs over 5 lbs (2.3kg) of makeup chemicals each year. Did you know… It's cheaper for beauty brands to buy barrels of synthetic compounds instead of organic ingredients. Did you know… The European Union has banned over 1,300 chemicals found in cosmetics, the FDS has only banned 9 and restricted 3. Did you know… The average woman puts 515 synthetic chemicals on her body every day without knowing. The main chemicals to avoid are: Parabens – anything that ends with paraben (for example methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben), as many of these have been banned in Europe and linked to cancer. Petroleum derivatives – (for example petrolatum, petroleum, mineral oil), as these are actually crude oil which dries out its skin and does the opposite of what beauty products are supposed to do.