Wow time flies! I have spent the past 22 years as a nurse. Seven years practicing anesthesia as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)- try to say that real fast! My nursing career started in the Burn Intensive Care Unit at St. V's in Toledo Ohio. That is where I learned how amazing the skin is, how it protects us, the damage chemicals can cause (fire is a chemical reaction- just as most chemicals in commercial skincare are irritants), how it regenerates, and without it- or extensive damage to it, we will die.
As a practicing CRNA, I understand pathophysiology, the absorption, distribution, breakdown, storage and elimination of chemicals.
What is the difference between ingesting chemicals (hormones, preservatives) and absorbing them thru the skin? The difference is HUGE- and the reason you NEED to be concerned about WHAT you put on your body!
When ingested, chemicals are subject to the "first pass" phenomenon- they are absorbed into the bloodstream and sent straight to the liver to be broken down (metabolized) into a water soluble form. Once it is water soluble, it can be eliminated by the kidneys in the urine. Very little may reside in the body and travel to your major organs- however, it is very important to eat clean, pure food sources so the liver is not overburdened.
On the other hand, skincare loaded with chemicals and toxins are far more dangerous. Phalates, Parabens, SLS, benzoyl peroxide, petroleum- to name a few, are lipophilic- or fat loving. When these endocrine disrupters, DNA mutagens, and carcinogens enter the body thru the skin, they are absorbed directly INTO the bloodstream. They DO NOT go to the liver- they go directly to your vital organs first- full strength! They love fatty tissue, and tend to be absorbed by subcutaneous and visceral (organ) fat. Your brain is made up of a large percentage of fat and these chemicals could target your brain. Symptoms include attention deficit, memory loss, confusion, difficulty concentrating.
These chemicals can disrupt your endocrine system- which is responsible for all of your hormones. Reproductive problems, cancer, and decreased thyroid function can result. Your thyroid is responsible for your metabolism. Slowed- you could accumulate more fat tissue. Your skincare can be contributing to weight gain.
Because they are absorbed directly into your bloodstream, they are also stored more readily in the fat tissue, instead of bring metabolized into a water soluble formula to be excreted. They can sit in you adipose (fat) and visceral tissue for years- causing unseen, but very REAL damage. The small percentage that does make it to your liver will be broken down and excreted.
Don't play skincare roulette! It's just not worth it. Children are even mores susceptible to these chemicals- they have a higher body fat percentage, more rapid absorption rate, and babies have an immature neurologic and immune systems.
Chemical free skincare is a choice! I created my skincare so I could improve my health. I created Primal Life Organics so you can improve yours!!
Live non-toxic. Your body will thank you!
Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics
Primal Life Organics develops skincare products using ingredients our primal ancestors had available to them from nature. All of our products are developed keeping the paleo, gluten-free and vegan lifestyles in mind. When you make the commitment to follow a Paleo diet, we feel you should also make the commitment to follow a pale skincare regime. Why omit wheat, dairy, irritants, toxins and chemicals from your diet, only to allow them into your body via the skin from the products you use.Our commitment to you is to use only fresh, natural ingredients that parallel and compliment your paleo lifestyle.
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We make skincare that will improve your health.
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.. That what you do now will come back to either reward you later in life... Or it will come back to haunt you.
.. That what you put on your skin gets absorbed and becomes you.
.. In prevention... the natural way.
I am Trina Felber. Founder and Creator of Primal Life Organics. I am a true 21st Century Cavegirl. My life roles include: wife, mother of three, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, CrossFitter, Paleo advocate, and educator. By nature, I love creating products that heal, sooth, mend and repair the body and soul.
I was introduced to the Paleo lifestyle by my husband, an extreme CrossFitter and owner of CrossFit Akron. The Paleo lifestyle "fit" our goals, lifestyle and habits as a family and we easily adapted to the change. I have been creating, using and providing organic, Paleo skincare for family and friends for the past four years and recently decided to venture out into the wilderness.... in search of other 21st Century cavemen and women looking for quality skincare that "fits" their lifestyle and habits. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I always love suggestions and ideas. I hope you find what you are looking for...
Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics
Hi Trina -
I just wanted to say thank you a gazillion times over for your amazing products. I've been looking for quality natural skin care products and am so thankful I found you through the Skintervention guide. I've been using the PitStick and Banished Blemish Serum and absolutely adore both. The PitStick stands up to my crazy athlete workouts like nothing else - which is just awesome. And the Blemish Serum and Toner just feel decadent and my skin loves them. I've been breaking out as I detox in switching to 100% paleo eating and nothing has helped my face heal and feel better like your goodies.
So yeah long story short your work and products are wonderful and life changing - thank you for all you do and the difference you're making for me and countless others!!!