When I started learning about all of the potentially harmful ingredients lurking in common beauty products, I swiftly started trading out a lot of the products I was using with nontoxic ones. The one beauty area I’ve had the most difficulty finding clean products in has been fragrance.
One thing people don’t realize (and I didn’t even know until recently) is that light damages fragrance; yet, most come in a clear bottle which means brands have to use dyes, preservatives and artificial stabilizers, to protect it. These are not things you want on your skin!
According to the Environmental Working Group, the average fragrance contains almost 14 different chemicals that are not even listed on the label! If you see “fragrance” or “parfum” on labels that could be a cocktail of thousands of different chemicals that are not required to be listed.
Another thing to be conscious about with many mainstem fragrances is inhaling the actual scent of toxic perfumes has been associated with breathing difficulties and other health problems.
While I have tried to use pure essential oil-based scents, I find that they really don’t last long, and although lovely, I don’t necessarily want to always smell like I walked out of a spa every day.
I learned about Phlur on Instagram and was so excited to be given the opportunity to test some of their fragrances. All the brand’s ingredients are safe for the skin (they publish all their ingredients online so you can see exactly what’s in it, a rarity in the industry); everything is responsibility sourced from the ingredients down to the packaging; and, the fragrances come in an opaque bottle to protect what’s inside. By eliminating potentially harmful ingredients and unnecessary additives, the chance of skin irritants and potential endocrine disruptors is minimized.
If you’re interested in checking out the brand, you can build your own sample set using by using my promo code, DELIA10, through the end of this month at phlur.com. Try three for $18, and you’ll get a $18 credit toward your first full bottle purchase, scoring a great savings on a full-sized, wonderful, nontoxic scent. What’s not to love?
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FTC Disclosure: I received this product for free to review.