A woman stands at the client shelf and looks at the composition of creamsHave you ever tried to read the label on a moisturizer or shampoo? If so, you may have felt like you were reading another language. It can be hard to know which ingredients to identify, how to compare products and what it all means. Or perhaps you haven’t thought about label reading before and you have questions.

In these three simple points, we’ll explain why label reading is important, plus provide a little guidance to make the process simpler.

Exposure is a Reality – From personal care products to cleaners and even cosmetics, you are exposed to countless chemicals on a daily basis. These are products you use on a routine basis and may assume they must be safe.

A False Sense of Protection – Government agencies and corporations aren’t the safeguards you might expect. Take for instance the difference between Europe and the U.S. Europe has banned more than 1,300 chemicals from personal care products, while the U.S. only bans 11. Many ingredients that are permitted actually have harmful links to allergens, neurotoxins, endocrine disruptors and even carcinogens. Is that a risk you’re willing to take?

You Have a Choice – The responsibility lies with you to protect yourself and your family. Being an “ingredient detective” can practically be a full-time job. And unfortunately, there are many companies that will try to mislead and misrepresent their products. That’s why it is important to do your research and partner with a reputable company with proven products. PUREhaven ESSENTIALS is a USDA National Organic Program certified manufacturing facility. This designation is extremely strict and demonstrates our commitment to providing safe, effective and trustworthy products you can rely on everyday.

To start educating yourself, just choose one of your most-used products, like a moisturizer or shampoo. Then reference our Ingredients to Avoid guide. Next, find a similar PUREhaven product and you’ll notice the difference in ingredients. Lastly, experience the benefits PUREhaven provides. Make the choice to take the first step toward living a more toxic-free life!