How do we select our products?
To assist you with making an informed purchasing choice, we have added an ingredients list next to each product.
At BellaNaturally™ we believe that your health should be top priority. Eliminating toxins altogether is difficult to achieve as there are many ways that we are exposed to toxins, such as breathing in motor vehicle fumes in this modern living environment. However, we believe that through education, sharing of knowledge and careful selection of product choices, we can make a significant change to the amount of nasties we consume; particularly through our skincare and makeup choices.
Our research indicates that it is best to avoid products based on the 'High Risk' category for ingredient toxicity. This is to limit accumulation of chemicals that may adversely affect your health.
We have found the following ingredients to be considered 'High Risk' and are excluded from our product selection:
Artificial Dyes (100% Synthetic)
Artificial Colours (100% Synthetic)
Artificial Fragrances (100% Synthetic)
Cocamide DEA (Cocamide diethanolamine)
DMDM Hydantoin (Formaldehyde Releaser)
Lead (Acetate) and heavy metals (Mercury, Thimerosal)
Parabens (Methyl, Butyl, Ethyl, Propyl)
Propylene glycol PG (Butylene Glycol)
Sodium Laureth Sulfate, (SLES)
Sodium Laurel Sulphate (SLS)
Sunscreen chemicals (4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor, Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, benzphenone, ethoxycinnamate, PABA)
**PLEASE NOTE: Terms & Conditions page, Section 1**
Breast Cancer Fund, 2015 'Chemicals in Cosmetics', Breast Cancer Fund.org
CDC 2009, 'Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals', CDC.gov/exposurereport/pdf/FourthReport.pdf.
Environment and Breast Cancer Science Review 2015, 'Mammary Carcinogens Review Database', Science Review Silent Spring.org.
Environmental Working Group (EWG) 2015, 'Skin-Deep Cosmetics Database', EWG Skin Deep.
Safe Cosmetics Australia 2014, 'Nasty Chemicals to Avoid', Safe Cosmetics. Australia
Safe Cosmetics.org 2014, 'Chemicals of Concern, Known Carcinogens', Safe Cosmetics.Org.
Safe Cosmetics.org 2011, 'What's in your products', Safe Cosmetics.Org.
Wachob, J 2012, MindBodyGreen, '12 Toxic Ingredients to AVOID in Cosmetics & Skin Care Products', Mind Body Green Article via website.