Ageless beauty is what we always desire and want to achieve, right? This is why we try several skin care products in the hope of finding one that can make our dreams come true: a youthful, radiant and glowing skin. However, in our quest for the fountain of youth, we end up using products that pose health hazards and risks to our overall health. What are these skin and body care ingredients we should avoid?


You may have heard of GMOs in the food we eat, but did you know that your skin care or cosmetic products also can contain GMOs? Genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) that are used in skin care products are linked to accelerated aging. According to research it can also cause organ damage, gastrointestinal disorders, immune system disorders, infertility, cancer, allergy, reproductive disorders, autism and digestive problems. Look for a brand when shopping for beauty products that says GMO-free. Shop for brands like BIOVAJ® that uses 100% pure, natural and organic ingredients because they don’t allow GMOs to sneak into their products at all.


Parabens are commonly used as preservatives to increase the shelf-life of personal and skin care products. Yes, it also inhibits the rapid growth of bacteria in beauty products. What’s alarming is its ability to degrade to methanol which may cause skin damage on long term use. In addition, parabens mimic estrogen when applied to the body which, as we all know, has been linked to breast cancer and reproductive issues. Worse, estrogen absorption is many times more potent when applied to the skin compared to when taking it by mouth so the risk of developing cancer increases. When shopping for a safer and less toxic skin care product, keep in mind that pure, natural and organic ingredients are the best and the safest because no matter what, chemicals are chemicals.


Phathalates are industrial chemicals that are used as solvents in many personal care brands.Researches show Phthalates to be endocrine disruptors that may cause health problems. It is also used in Perfumes,use your dollars to make sense, not scents. It may be tagged as fragrance on the labels but the ingredients are trade secrets so better avoid all synthetic fragrances. If the product you use is pure, then its natural scents are enough to keep you refreshed.


Some skin care products contain petrochemicals or petroleum-based chemicals that have been linked to anemia, kidney degeneration, cancer, brain damage and spinal nerve damage. Optimize the health of your family by using healthy alternatives wherein you don’t have to deal with hands burning, eyes stinging, etc. When buying a product, read each ingredient as if it were something that you might put in your stomach. Personal care products should be as pure as the food we should be eating.

Synthetic Fragrance

Synthetic Fragrances are created in layers and it changes the chemistry of our skin depending on how our skin reacts to it. When we leave the room, your fragrance do too. What is not known to us is that the companies exclude it from the labels and we become exposed to health risks we are not aware of like skin irritation, allergic reactions, migraines, asthma attacks, nausea, eczema and other sensitivities. What makes BIOVAJ® different from these is that you smell as you..naturally YOU, not like everyone else.


Sulfates are used to clean concrete and degrease engines. What’s shocking is that it is one of the most concentrated ingredient in our hair products too! Sulfates can dissolve the natural oil in our skin, especially our hair, and wipe away its natural moisture content. It can also cause damage to the structural formation of the eyes, impair the immune system and cause skin inflammation. Cancer might ensue with repeated and prolonged exposure to this chemical too. It is important to look for ingredients that will benefit your health in the long run. Remember, you are the judge of what works best for your skin and hair type.


Diazolidinyl Urea or Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, this chemical can break down and release formaldehyde which is a known human carcinogen. Aside from this, it can also cause allergic reactions, contact dermatitis, headaches, eye damage, mucous membrane irritation, joint pain, chest pain, depression, fatigue, dizziness and immune dysfunction. Biovaj® offers natural alternatives to chemicals that don’t subject you to health risks so why would you use anything else?

Mineral Oil

With natural plant extracts and natural oils that BIOVAJ® use, we have so many better alternatives from antioxidants to nutrients that certainly provide benefits. So why settle for something else that just sits there on the top of your skin and cause moisture loss when you can get so much more? Mineral oil can block skin pores and may interfere with normal perspiration and other skin functions.Choose BIOVAJ® as it is all natural plus your skin gets the moisture it needs to stay healthy-looking.

Synthetic Colors

One synthetic color is made up of a combination of several (25-50 or more) chemicals that can cause skin irritation. Also known as coal tar, which in turn is a by-product of petroleum, synthetic colors have been proven to cause cancer. Buy products that are free of synthetic colors. Life is worth living naturally. Use synthetic color-free products… use only natural products like BIOVAJ®.


Polyethylene glycols are used as moisturizers, thickeners, emulsifiers and solvents to various personal care products. However, these can cause cancer and can contribute to faster aging process. Skin care products shouldn’t put your skin or your health at risk. Why choose anything else when there are natural alternatives to chemicals that contain beneficial and healthy ingredients?

Make the switch now! Choose 100% pure and natural with organic alternatives when it comes to personal and skin care products. Choose BIOVAJ®

DISCLAIMER: We advise that you do your own research .This information makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy. Product and ingredients information provided on our site is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.The information provided on our site is not intended as a substitute for medical advice from your healthcare professional. Testimonials submitted are the opinions of the person(s) who have tested and used our products and may not be the opinion of BIOVAJ® and Biolumin, Inc.


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