By Carolyn Bessette, MD
When it comes to mindfulness, skin care is probably not the first thing that comes into your mind, but a state of mindfulness conjures up feelings of awareness. Being aware of what you put on your skin is as important as what you put in your body. We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat“ and that is important in skin care too.
what is mica?
By Dr. Carolyn Bessette, M.D.
Mica is a natural mineral that is mined from the Earth. It is used to give sparkle to consumer products. Here at Dr. Bessette Naturals we only use natural ingredients in our skincare products, so why don’t we use mica?
Why are people against palm oil?
By Carolyn Bessette, M.D.
The reason we avoid using palm oil is simple. The World Wildlife Fund writes “The palm oil industry is linked to major issues such as deforestation, habitat degradation, climate change, animal cruelty, and indigenous rights abuses in the counties where it is produced.” In fact, 300 football fields of rainforest are cleared each hour to make way for palm oil plantations as palm oil and palm kernel oil are used widely in in soaps, food, candles, cosmetics, and fuel sources. This deforestation and voracious appetite for palm oil is pushing many native species to extinction including orangutans and we simply don’t want to contribute to that. We prefer to make our soaps another way and avoid using palm oil altogether.
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