Cancer Awareness MUST Ditch and Switch Today

By Jeanie Pham

Cancer Awareness MUST Ditch and Switch Today

Purists, we all know that small daily changes make a big impact.  We also know that parabens are linked to cancer.  So why would we still wear that lipstick and mascara that has lead anyway?  When you don't have to sacrifice effectiveness or luxury. Why would you??  

So, here is the #quick and #dirty 'round up' on top MUST ditch and switch, TODAY.  


1. Deodorant

Mass-marketed antiperspirants has ingredients that toxicologist and biologist worry about penetrating the skin and worming their way into the blood streams are: Parabens, Aluminum, Triclosan, Phthalates, and fragrance. Synthetics, hormone disruptors, and toxins can cause cancer, so Switch2Pure avoid these ingredients at all costs! Enter our Probiotic Deodorant - natural and probiotic rich and baking soda free! Don't know where to begin read our blog on which deodorant switch is right for you!  And get detoxing today.  It is Cancer Awareness Month....time to start fresh!

2. Lip

Did you know that most lip products contain cancer causing ingredients like parabens, Quaternium-15, and other Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, BHT BHA (YIKES!)?!  But we got your lippies covered - non-toxically, of course! Instead of finding toxins, you'll find ingredients like papaya, mango, and are cruelty-free and Leaping Bunny Certified. We have so many exciting lippies arriving daily!  And a color, stain, stick or glosses that are perfect for your pucker.  

3. Lotions / Butter / Balms

Ingredients to watch out for are DHA, DMDM, Parabens, (Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Methylparaben), fragarance, Retinyl Palmitate, and Triethanolamine. Ditch those and switch to a more natural, non-toxic lotion and feed your skin the GOOD stuff! Not to mention we have Chocolate Sun Shea Butter with SPF, or Balms with wild crafted and organic anti-inflammatory ingredients.  Just sayin'.  


4. Sun Care

The typical SPF you buy at the store that you think is working wonders to protect you from the sun’s harmful rays is actually jam packed with things like (oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, octinoxate, retinyl Palmitate) and BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE AND BENEZETHONIUM CHLORIDE to name a few. Sounds scary, right? Well, that’s because it is scary. These chemicals are toxic to the body and when the immune system can’t fight them off, the endocrine, nervous, and respiratory systems become disrupted. The sun care we have stock at Switch2Pure will give you all of the protection without the scary chemicals! Tinted SPF, Shea Butter Lotion with Mineral SPF, Misting SPF to spray over makeup, Organic SPF, Regular SPF, and SPF for Eczema and Sensitive types.  


5. Hair Care

What so wrong with my mass marketed shampoos, styling products and heat protectors? Unfortunately, these plasticizers, synthetics, and awful ingredients don’t protect hair at all. They are designed to coat the hair and secure it, much like saran wrap secures your food. Instead of protected, hair is dehydrated and starved for nutrients. It’s a recipe for unhealthy hair, which is the exact opposite of what we want!  

Years of silicones, synthetics, cancer causing ingredients and plasticizers weigh the hair down.  And, plus, don't you want to get the bounce, shine and growth?  Um, yes! So move those shampoos, styling products, heat treatments and masks to the trash and start your 14 day detox today! Read our blog to give that shine and healthy bounce back to your hair!  PSSSssst - Please don't cheat.  To get the full effect you really must start fresh with all new hair care products. And trust us, these products are amazing! 

6. Eyebrows / Masacara

We all want eyes that twinkle.  We want growth factor for our brows and lashes.  We want long lashes that last.  We have got you covered, tinted and shaded with wonderfully natural + non-toxic serums, pomade, brow gel shaping wand and extension in a bottle - mascara (all growth serum). LashFood is vegan and has phyto-enhancing Lash Food to grow those puppies long and thick in 6-12 weeks. Plume has 9 botanicals that work deep in the root of the follicle to promote growth. Both have made the TOP 5 lists of serums that WORK! No wonder green beauty awards, InStyle, and everyone keeps raving about these bad boys!  Get mascara, growth serums and get your twinkle on! 


7. Nails

Most salons carry polishes laced with toxic ingredients like Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, TPHP, Xylene. ur polishes that we stock at Switch2Pure are #7Free and cruelty-free! they're free from harsh toxic chemicals like DBP, Formaldehyde, and Camphor. Read our blog on natural nail care and learn about our Perfect Nail routine for a 12-14 day natural, salon-like finish!  SHOP all the fall must have colors like 33 Carats (need we say more- bling bling!).

8. Toothpaste

Mass marketed toothpaste and whitening pastes often have harsh chemicals like pesticides, Fluoride, SLS, SLES, Carrageenan, Parabens, sweeteners or additives, and Propylene Glycol. Brighten your smile routine and kiss with confidence with products that whitening teeth naturally and free of harsh chemicals!  We have one pastes which is bright and fresh from the Cote De Azur and charcoal which is scary but does its job of whitening less harshly! 


Don't forget to check our New In and Wellness NOW program and see how other #Purists are changing their wellness games for good!!