Nature’s Brands is Now Using Violet Blue Glass Packaging for Their Beauty Products

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Most plastics contain chemical additives such as the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) and phthalates. Research shows that these chemicals are endocrine disruptors which may pose the greatest risk during prenatal and early postnatal development when organ and neural systems are forming.

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We are always looking for ways to reduce waste and protect consumers from toxic chemicals, this is why we create all natural and certified USDA organic skin care products and package them in glass, says M Koutny, president and founder of Nature’s Brands.

Herbal Choice Mari, a USDA Certified Organic skin care range, is manufactured by Nature’s Brands and is now only using dark violet glass jars and bottles to package their beauty products.

Many beauty companies have ignored the fact that packaging plays an important part in sustainability and health. Unfortunately, many people are not aware that the plastic being used to package their organic face creams, lotions, sunscreens, soaps can actually be harmful. Most plastics contain chemical additives such as the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) and phthalates.

According to the CDC [1], Phthalates are a group of chemicals used to make plastics more flexible and harder to break. The CDC [2] research has found that adult women have higher levels of urinary metabolites than men for those phthalates that are used in soaps, body washes, shampoos, cosmetics, and similar personal care products. The tricky part here is that although a product is being advertised as being free of phthalates and other similar chemicals, this chemical is being leached into the product from the plastic.

The Endocrine Society [3] and the NIEH [4] support studies that determine that phthalates and bisphenol A are environmental endocrine-disrupting chemicals used widely in common consumer products which may result in human health effects including lowered fertility and an increased incidence of endometriosis and some cancers. The same research shows that endocrine disruptors may pose the greatest risk during prenatal and early postnatal development when organ and neural systems are forming. Endocrine disruptors may be found in many everyday products– including plastic bottles, metal food cans, detergents, flame retardants, food, toys, cosmetics, and pesticides and even many commercial skin care products.

Glass is non-permeable compared to plastic, and strong enough to hold up to pretty much any ingredient. “We are always looking for ways to reduce waste and protect consumers from toxic chemicals, this is why we create all natural and certified USDA organic skin care products and package them in glass”, says M Koutny, president and founder of Nature’s Brands.

Herbal Choice Mari line not only has over 130 USDA certified organic skin care products but also ensures that your skin product comes in glass.

For media inquiries, to view their NOP USDA Organic Certificate or to obtain more information, you may contact Natures Brands directly at: 888-417-1375 or visit http://www.naturesbrands.com. Products available for purchase on their site and through select third-party retailers.

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[1] Phthalates (2009, November). Retrieved from cdc.gov/biomonitoring/phthalates_factsheet.html

[2] Chen-M; Tao-L; Collins-EM; Austin-C; Lu-C (2012, September 01). Simultaneous determination of multiple phthalate metabolites and bisphenol-A in human urine by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Retrieved from cdc.gov/niosh/nioshtic-2/20042222.html

[3] Michael J. Williams, Lyle Wiemerslage, Priya Gohel, Sania Kheder, Lakshmi V. Kothegala, and Helgi B. Schiöth (2016, April 21) Retrieved from [4 "Endocrine Disruptors". niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/endocrine/. Retrieved 2016-08-17

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