Women host 515 chemicals per day

The average British woman ‘hosts' an astonishing 515 chemicals on her body every day, and most of these are introduced to the body when women spray on deodorant, apply moisturiser or wear make-up...

The average British woman ‘hosts’ an astonishing 515 chemicals on her body every day, a new study has revealed.

And most of these don’t come from pollutants already in the air – they are introduced to the body when women spray on deodorant, apply moisturiser or wear make-up.

The survey, conducted by Bionsen deodorants, found that moisturiser can contain over 30 different chemicals and perfume up to 400.

More than a third of women who took part in the study were unaware of the key ingredients in their toiletries, with only 9% being aware of most of the ingredients they apply to their skin each day.

71% of the women polled said they weren’t concerned about the number of chemicals they put on their skin, and only one in ten opt for chemical-free toiletries when shopping.


Charlotte Smith from Bionsen – an aluminium and paraben free deodorant range, said: 

’Making small, healthier changes with your toiletries can make a big difference to the amount of chemicals you carry on your body each day’

‘There have been some suggested links between aluminium and parabens and breast cancer. Natural deodorants therefore provide a safer option for those women concerned about the possible associations.’


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