Although we may not think of our skin as an organ, it is in fact the body’s largest organ and our protective cover.  In an average lifetime, a regular person’s skin may absorb more than 8-10kgs of chemical components found in typical cosmetic products. Consequently, this may cause various diseases.  Petrochemicals are chemical products made from the raw materials of petroleum or other hydrocarbons. Whilst it has not been proven that all petrochemicals are carcinogenic (cancer-causing), it is both surprising and alarming that so many beauty and skincare brands still regularly use petrochemical ingredients in their products when there is such controversy around their safety.

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