Present in many everyday products, including cosmetics, endocrine disruptors are natural or artificial substances that have a resemblance to hormones - they are close in their structure. They are accused of interfering with the body by blocking or blocking the body's receptors that are intended for the real hormones. Natural hormones do not work properly anymore.
Endocrine disruptors could therefore alter the functions of the hormonal system and cause adverse effects on health, including diseases and abnormalities (growth disorders, decreased fertility, cancers, genital malformations in boys, early puberty in girls).
A rather alarming finding knowing that absorption by the skin is 10 times greater than absorption by food. Exposure to endocrine disruptors in young children is also measurable: traces of dozens of toxic products have been found in the hair of a panel of children aged 10 to 15, according to a study published in 2017 by 60 million consumers.
Revelations that do not leave indifferent: between collective awareness, health crises and environmental concern, new needs appear. Those of a cosmetic "cleaned" of any substance potentially harmful to health and respectful of the environment.