Say No To Chemical Preservatives

Say No To Chemical Preservatives

Chemical preservatives are one of the main culprits for causing skin problems. Avoid this altogether by opting for products that contain natural preservatives. Be street wise and read product labels, as many companies will use chemical preservatives even when advertising as being natural or organic. Be wary about any skin care product that has a shelf life longer than 6 months after opening. Shorter shelf life inevitably means less chemical preservatives.  The image below shows what you need to look out for. 12 M= 12 months shelf life after opening.

Chemical preservatives that may damage your skin:
  • Alcohol
  • Benzoic Acid
  • Benzyl Alcohol
  • Formaldehyde
  • Parabens (Ethyl, Propyl, Isopropyl, Methyl, Benzyl)
  • Parfum
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate


Natural Ingredients
  • The majority of people find natural ingredients less irritating, when used in the right concentrations
  • Some ingredients have lovely natural floral smell
  • No parabens, SLS and other known harmful ingredients
  • Same benefits and in some cases more as chemical products, but without the chemicals
  • It’s like eating, the less junk you put on your skin the better you will feel
  • No harsh chemical preservatives
  • It makes sense to go natural with your skin care
  • Your skin will thank you
Chemical Compounds
  • Harsh preservatives are used to give the products a longer shelf life
  • If having a really long shelf life is important to you (12 months or more) then chemical compounds might be for you
  • In some cases they can have negative internal effects, as skin care products are absorbed by the skin
  • Can be beneficial for some people who can tolerate the chemicals
  • Harmful effects are left behind by synthetic ingredients
  • Some long term damages can be irreversible
At Bare Naked Skin we believe in going natural. But most importantly you should do what is right for you and what you feel comfortable with.

Be sure to read your skin care labels as some products may be marketed as natural but in fact have many synthetic harsh chemicals in them.

info from purely natural skin.