Skincare & Breast Cancer

Jamie Hofmann

How being mindful of what you put on your skin can protect you from breast cancer.

 Today there are 2.8 million women in the United states that have had breast cancer or are currently fighting it. The disease is most commonly found in the upper outer quadrant of the breast, closest to the armpit. Scientists believe that this is may be because of the lymph nodes in this area being exposed to the aluminum, parabens, and synthetic fragrances in antiperspirants. In fact, in one study, 99% of breast cancer tissue contained parabens. These statistics shocked us and led to hours of research, too many recipe trials to count, and eventually the introduction of our natural deodorant a little over a year ago.

But, breast cancer prevention doesn’t stop at your pits! Your skin absorbs EVERYTHING that you put on it and up to 60% of it makes it into your bloodstream.


I’ll say it one more time for the people in the back: 60% OF WHAT YOU PUT ON YOUR SKIN IS ABSORBED INTO THE BLOODSTREAM.


This includes the hormone-disrupting monsters otherwise known as triclosan, fragrance, parabens, phthalates, oxybenzone, and more. These chemicals are found in lotions, creams, soaps, haircare products, deodorants, and perfumes. They inhibit your body’s natural ability to produce, move, and eliminate hormones. They have also been linked to breast cancer time and time again.


At Christine’s Garden of Beauty, everything we believe in and aim to do can be summed up in one word: kindness. When you choose 100% organic and natural skincare, you are choosing to be kind to yourself. You are consciously choosing to keep yourself safe from harmful toxins and to nourish your body instead. And you should choose it, because you are worth it.


All of our unscented products are 100% safe to use if you are currently in a battle against breast cancer. We work closely with women who are undergoing treatment and are post-treatment to individualize their skincare routine free of charge, just send us a message on our Contact Us page. As a show of support, we are offering 20% off our Body Serum through the end of October when you enter the code PINK at checkout.  We send all of our love, support, and healing energy to all of you strong, beautiful warriors.


For more information about the health concerns regarding the chemicals in skincare products, check out:

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