Who doesn’t like to be first at something? Especially when it comes to your health. In the world of skincare, however, it seems that not many brands are willing to take the lead in ensuring their products are free from harmful substances. This is alarming, considering that the skin is the largest living organ in the body and has the crucial role of protecting us from various contaminants. It is also porous, meaning it absorbs whatever we put on it. Thus, it is essential to be aware of the potential dangers lurking in your skincare products and choose clean and safe options for your health.
The Alarming Reality of Skincare Products
The American Journal of Public Health published a study. that revealed the skin’s absorption rates of toxic chemicals in drinking water was an average of 64% of total contaminants. These findings emphasize the importance of being mindful of what we put on our skin.
Many people purchase aluminum-free deodorants to avoid aluminum absorption through the skin, while others opt for hormonal creams that are applied to the arm to be absorbed effectively. Yet, in October 2022, an investigation discovered 22 times the safe limit of BPA in sports clothing, which can be absorbed through the skin and end up in the bloodstream. This incident raises concerns about the safety of the products we use daily.
Even professional athletes can be affected by tainted skincare products. Baseball player Fernando Tatis Jr. was suspended for 80 games after blaming a skin cream he was using for ringworm for his positive steroid test. Whether this was the real reason, it highlights the fact that the skin absorbs almost anything, including potentially harmful substances in creams and other products.
The Need for Certified Skincare
When developing SKIN By XND, Xendurance was determined to create clean formulas that provide immense benefits for the skin without blocking or clogging pores, allowing the skin to breathe. Xendurance wanted to create products that people can trust to contribute to their overall health and make them safe for everyday use.
To achieve this, Xendurance relied on experienced dermatologists who have formulated products for over 45 years and have used these ingredients on patients in a clinical setting. They also became the first skincare company to have products certified by LGC, a 55-year-old superior testing facility that issues the Informed-Sport Certification. This certification provides assurance that SKIN By XND is free from banned substances and is skincare you can trust to use every day.
What Is The Informed-Sport Certification?
The Informed-Sport certification is a globally recognized quality assurance program designed to minimize the risk of banned substances finding their way into sports nutrition products and now skincare. This certification provides consumers with an extra layer of confidence in the safety and quality of the products they consume. When a product carries the Informed-Sport logo, it means that the product has undergone rigorous testing and complies with strict manufacturing standards. Here's what the Informed-Sport certification means for consumers in terms of safety and assurance:
- Rigorous Testing: Products certified by Informed Sport are tested for a wide range of substances prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to ensure they do not contain any banned ingredients. This helps to minimize the risk of unintentional doping for athletes and provides peace of mind for consumers.
- Batch Testing: Each batch of a certified product is tested before it reaches the market, ensuring that every single product carrying the Informed-Sport logo meets the program's stringent standards.
- Manufacturing Facility Audits: The Informed-Sport program conducts regular audits of manufacturing facilities to ensure they adhere to good manufacturing practices (GMP) and have robust quality control systems in place. This helps to minimize the risk of cross-contamination with banned substances and guarantees the quality of the final product.
- Independent Verification: Informed-Sport certification is conducted by LGC, an independent, internationally recognized testing facility with over 55 years of experience. This means that consumers can trust that the certification is unbiased and reliable.
- Enhanced Consumer Confidence: The Informed-Sport certification as that the products they are using have been subjected to rigorous testing and meet the highest quality and safety standards. This is particularly important for athletes who need to be certain that the supplements and skincare products they use will not lead to unintentional doping violations.
In summary, the Informed-Sport certification provides consumers with the confidence that they are using safe and high-quality products. It ensures that the products have undergone rigorous testing, is free from banned substances, and have been manufactured in facilities adhering to strict quality control measures. By choosing products with the Informed-Sport certification, consumers can trust that they are making a safer choice for their health and well-being.
Protect What Matters: Choosing Safe Skincare Products
So, how can you ensure that your skincare products are not tainted and are safe for daily use? Here are some tips to help you make informed choices:
- Look for certifications: Choose products that have been certified by reputable organizations, such as LGC's Informed-Sport Certification, to ensure they are free from banned substances.
- Read the labels: Always read the ingredient list of skincare products before purchasing them. Familiarize yourself with harmful substances and avoid products containing them.
- Conduct patch tests: Before using a new product, apply a small amount on your forearm and wait for 24 hours. If you experience no adverse reactions, it is likely safe for you to use.
- Consult a dermatologist: If you have specific skin concerns or a history of allergic reactions, consult a dermatologist to help you choose the right skincare products for your needs.
- Prioritize clean and natural ingredients: Opt for products that use clean and natural ingredients, as these are less likely to contain harmful substances.
In a world where skincare products are not always certified for safety, it is crucial to be vigilant about what we put on our skin. By choosing certified, clean, and safe products, you protect your skin and contribute to your overall health. Remember that your skin is the largest living organ in your body and is responsible for protecting you from various contaminants. It's time to prioritize clean and safe skincare products and take control of your health.
With SKIN By XND, you can trust that products are free from banned substances and have been formulated with your health in mind. Xendurance has taken the first step in ensuring clean and safe skincare, and we encourage you to do the same by making informed choices about the products you use daily.
Protect What Matters – choose skincare products that prioritize your health and well-being. Together, let's make safe and clean skincare the new standard in the industry.