As a Naturopathic Doctor, White Apothecary founder and owner, Dr. Sarah D'Alessio, N.D believes in keeping both her patients and customers informed and empowered in making the right choices when it comes to shopping for, and wearing cosmetics. Choosing the most appropriate cosmetics means using products that have the least amount of synthetic and toxic ingredients. Cosmetics should contain mostly pure plant, mineral, and organic ingredients, as cosmetic users are applying them on a regular basis, and all products applied to the skin eventually reach our circulation and are absorbed into our bodies.
It is quite disturbing to know that many common and high-end brands of cosmetics and beauty products, which are used in daily beauty routines, commonly contain ingredients such as industrial chemicals, carcinogens, pesticides, and even reproductive and hormone disruptors. Along with these toxic ingredients, there are usually other dangerous additives used to make products 'feel better', 'smell better', and 'look better'. These additives commonly include ingredients such as plasticizers (softeners for very hard materials like concrete), degreasers (to aid in removing grease from auto and machinery parts), and surfactants (they reduce surface tension). It is imperative that as a cosmetic consumer, you are properly informed on the products you are applying to your skin, so that you can make the right decisions to keep your mind and body healthy and happy. Becoming aware and avoiding brands and products that contain dangerous and unhealthy additives is the first step to becoming a healthier and more vibrant you.
Remember to always try and stay INFORMED on what you are using on your skin.
The skin that covers us all is made up of hundreds of billions of cells that help to protect and provide barrier protection from our external environment. Using cosmetics that are made from natural plant and mineral based ingredients, that are organic and/or vegan help give back to our skin and also help to keep it in its utmost health. There are numerous reasons why you should take care of your skin, and some of these include:
At White Apothecary, we only carry products that are cruelty-free, as we strongly advocate against the use of animals for any cosmetic or beauty product testing.
White Apothecary is so pleased to offer our health-conscious customers a vast selection of products that contain absolutely no animal ingredients, making them appropriate for vegans and vegetarians. As well, almost all our products are gluten-free, making them safe for people with gluten-intolerance. All of our product listings state whether they are organic, vegan or gluten-free, making it easy to spot products that are appropriate for you.
Using organic products, means using ones that only contain natural plant materials, which are grown without any chemical interference such as fertilization or using pest control. Any active ingredients that are isolated from organic sources are done so using natural and environmentally-friendly procedures. Not all the products available on White Apothecary are certified organic, but it is always a good idea to know what the certification logos represent when purchasing other beauty and/or hygiene products.
There are various organizations that are responsible for overseeing the strict rules and regulations of granting the term 'organic' to a particular product, so make sure to look for any of these or other certification body stamps: