Why avoid endocrine disruptors ?

Why avoid endocrine disruptors ?

Published : 04/10/2020 15:37:54
Categories : The workshops

Effects of endocrine disruptors on the body

The entire functioning of our body is governed by a dynamic hormonal balance. Indeed, it’s the variation of proportions between the different hormones present in our body that regulates our metabolism.

Endocrine disruptors, be they synthetic or natural, are “hormone-like” molecules that mimic the action of hormones to deceive our body. Our metabolism is affected by this change of hormonal balance. According to the vulnerability of each person and the level of exposure to the various products that may contain these substances (food, cosmetics...), the adverse effects on our health are numerous. It can be felt in the short and long term, and could even be passed down from one generation to the next. Studies on these molecules functioning are still ongoing, but the results from laboratory tests call for the utmost caution.





The most well-known endocrine disruptors

- Phtalates : solvents and formula stabilizers that store in fat cells and can cause allergies.

- Triclosan : preservative of personal hygiene products which can irritate the skin and eyes.

- Parabens : preservatives for cosmetic products.

- Chemical UV filters : UV protection found in perfume formulas and perfume juices.



Natural formulas without endocrine disruptors

HUYGENS has always excluded the use of molecules suspected to belong to the endocrine disruptor family in the composition of its products. They are replaced by controlled and safe ingredients in organic cosmetics.

When no alternative is possible, Huygens chooses naturality for its clean formulas. Huygens perfume juices are the best examples. In fact, no coloring is added to their juices and they are not treated against UVs. Therefore, their color can change over time, without ever affecting the quality of the fragrances. Moreover, HUYGENS perfumes are formulated with organic alcohol and without phthalates.



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