"Chemicals" in Cosmetics

"Chemicals" in Cosmetics

Although the term ‘chemical’ has become toxic (especially in the cosmetics industry), nature itself is made up almost entirely of them and relies on chemical reactions to function! Think or air, water, sugar, your favorite drink, your body…

Without them, we wouldn’t exist. It’s as simple as that.

As brands, we should stop pushing fear to shift consumption behaviors. Yes, chemicals have the ability to cause harm, but when studied thoroughly and used properly, they can do good!

At #Bionassay we love chemistry; when crafting our formulas, we decided to use natural and synthetic chemicals to develop stable products that are safe for your body and the environment.


What's a chemical?

Any substance consisting of matter is a chemical - anything we can touch, see, ingest, scent and breathe. Chemicals have a specific composition and structure

*The term is also used to define concepts from the field of chemistry: reactions, properties, substances, etc.

Anything that’s not made of atoms, like gravity, dreams, heat, sounds, UV light, dreams cannot be considered a chemical.

Chemicals today

The amount of information available is commonly misinterpreted, and we’ve wrongfully associate the term with unnatural, toxic, hazardous and dangerous.


Are chemicals really dangerous?

No. Even the "cleanest" formulas in our shelves are made up of chemicals. You’re very likely to find some of the following in your skincare:

Synthetic chemicals, made in labs to optimize the stability and efficiency of existing materials.

Organic chemicals, produced by living organisms.

The type, concentration, and application of the chemical dictate how much danger it poses to our bodies.

Don't let the "if you can't pronounce it, you shouldn't put it in your body" BS get to you. Some of the safest chemicals (including natural ones) are cursed with complex names. 


So, to sum it up ...

Chemicals are found in almost everything, so it is impossible to avoid them.

Not all chemicals are created the same way or serve the same purpose.

Something “natural” is not necessarily better than something made in a lab.

Synthetic chemicals can be more environmentally friendly.

Reach out to your derm or health provider when in doubt. 


Take a deep breath before reading an ingredient list. Don’t let fear mongering prevent you from making an educated decision for your skin and overall health.