Clean Skincare and Why

When it comes to health we think of what we eat, but think of what our skin eats through absorption. At FROWNIES we know the products that we use on and around us are being absorbed often times at a faster rate than what we consume orally. To FROWNIES, having a balanced “diet” in your skincare is just as important for all the parts of the body to thrive. FROWNIES is like seeing the nutritionist for your skin!

I’ve always believed in the power of food as medicine and believed that what you put in your body has a huge effect on your skin health. I can’t tell you how much  research on internal consumption and skin breakouts I have done.  What about topical? 

1. Parabens

Parabens are a whole family of chemicals (methylparabens, propylparabens, butylparabens, and ethylparabens) that help preserve shelf-life of products. When going through my own products, parabens were the most common offender.

You will find them in nearly every product from face wash, night cream, makeup, masks, body wash and shampoo—they are everywhere. Research shows that parabens can mimic estrogen in the body disrupting our delicate hormonal balance.

They’ve been linked to breast cancer, and since they act as a hormone disruptor they can lead to reproductive and fertility issues. 

FROWNIES Skin Care contains no Parabens, never has and never will it's my promise. 

2. Phthalates

Phthalates group of chemicals used to soften and increase the flexibility of plastics in cosmetics. This helps products stick to our skin.

Phthalates can be extremely dangerous to children, but it’s best to avoid them all together as they can be serious endocrine disruptors and even cause birth defects. Congress has actually banned several types of phthalates recently from children’s products.

FROWNIES Skin Care contains no Phthalates, never has and never will it's my promise. 

3. Fragrance

This one doesn’t sound so scary, but “fragrance” is considered a trade secret which means that companies don’t have disclose what ingredients are inside. This is a sneaky one! It’s in sooooo many products!

Often, the ingredients include tons of chemicals that can cause allergies, hormone disruption and lead to bigger health problems reproductive issues and infertility.

FROWNIES Skin Care contains no fragrance, never has and never will it's my promise. Our "aromas" come from essential oils that serve a benefit to the skin as well. 

4. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and/or Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)

SLS and SLES are known to cause skin irritation and trigger different allergies.

FROWNIES Skin Care contains no SLS OR SLES, never has and never will it's my promise.

5. BHT

These are synthetic antioxidants that are used to extend shelf life and are likely carcinogens and hormone disruptors that may cause liver damage.

Our liver is our bodies’ main form of detoxification and if that’s not functioning at its best, it’s likely that other organs are functioning at their best either.

What one part of the body experiences the other parts are therefore effected by. May it be that the other parts must them take on more responsibility for balance and may become overworked, unable to properly perform all functions.

FROWNIES Skin Care contains no BHT, never has and never will it's my promise.

6. Retinyl palmitate and Retinol (aka, Vitamin A)

This one may really surprised you! Maybe you always thought retinol was a good ingredient! It might help soften wrinkles, but it’s got some negative sides too. Pregnant women are told by their doctors to stop using any products with retinol and vitamin A.

Why, I wondered. It turns out that it may damage DNA and speed the growth of skin tumors when used on your skin.

FROWNIES Skin Care contains no Retinyl related ingredients, never has and never will, even though the consumer has been told how great it is in softening wrinkles. 

Frownies skincare, like food to the body, feeds your skin what it needs to thrive and function in a balanced state so there is less symptoms like break outs, dry skin, irritations and itching. Frownies skincare ingredients benefit the skin, soften wrinkles and leave you with amazingly soft young appearing skin. 

Homeostasis, or balance within the physical body, is vital for thriving and proper function of the bodily parts and systems. Health may only be achieved if provided with the proper nutrients. The reality is, there are constant perpetrators of health. Products that we are led to believe are safe and trustworthy may not be as “healthy” or protective as we think. 



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The information provided on this website is intended solely for educational purposes and should not be construed as medical or dermatological advice. At Frownies, we recognize that individual skin responses to treatments and skincare products vary. Testimonials shared represent personal experiences and may not reflect the outcomes of all users, as results depend on numerous factors such as consistency, skin type, age, lifestyle, and more.

We strongly recommend consulting with your healthcare provider or dermatologist before incorporating any new skincare regimen, including Frownies products, especially if you have pre-existing medical conditions or specific skincare concerns.

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