Unveiling the Link Between Beauty Products and Hormone Balance

Jul 19, 2023 | Beauty, Wellness

A Closer Look at Toxins Tolerance

Are your beauty products contributing to your hormone imbalance? It’s a question many of us facing issues with weight, hair loss, menstruation, fertility, menopause, mood swings, brain fog, and sleep disturbances are asking. Delving into the research on hormone imbalance’s root causes often leads us to the 4 Pillars of Whole-Body Health: Stress Response, Gut Health, Hormone Balance, and Toxins Tolerance.

The often-overlooked pillar, Toxins Tolerance, is pivotal. A startling study shed light on a potential culprit behind hormonal disruptions, prompting a closer examination. Could your cosmetics be playing a role in your hormone imbalance?

In a study by Berger et al., daily use of makeup products like foundation, blush, mascara, and lipstick was associated with elevated urinary concentrations of monoethyl phthalate (MEP), methyl paraben (MP), and propyl paraben (PP). These chemicals, known as endocrine disruptors, interfere with hormone function and have been linked to various health issues.

Endocrine disruptors can impact hormonal development in adolescents, fertility and menstrual cycles in adults, worsen menopause experiences, and contribute to weight gain, diabetes, and cancer risks.

If you’re experiencing health challenges despite your efforts, addressing your Toxins Tolerance Pillar becomes crucial. Switching to cleaner beauty products free from phthalates and parabens is a proactive step.

I’ve personally transitioned to brands like Burt’s Bees and Beauty Counter, and recommendations from my community include Pure Ananda, 100% Pure, Zorah Biocosmetiques, Lisa Noto, Maison Jacynthe, Saie Beauty, Ilia Beauty, Sweet Eïlani Cosmetics, and The Eco Well.

With numerous cleaner options available, will you consider upgrading your cosmetics this month to safeguard your health? It’s a small change that can make a big difference in rebalancing your hormones naturally.


Berger, K., et al. “Personal care product use as a predictor of urinary concentrations of certain phthalates, parabens, and phenols in the HERMOSA study.” J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2019;29(1):21-32. doi:10.1038/s41370-017-0003-z.

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