Many are becoming educated and are avoiding products that contain these ingredients...so you have made the "safe" choice, right? Not necessarily. I have learned that the containers your so called SAFE products are marketed in could contain phthalates, and therefore leach the chemical into your product.
When choosing your products, dig deeper. Question the company to ensure the containers are phthalate free. There are safe plastics out there. PET (Polyethylene Terephthate) is one...I recently bought several 2.5 gallon long term storage drinking containers that are PET to fill with living water from a nearby spring source. Well, not so nearby, thus the reason to plan on bringing at minimum, 5 gallons home at a time. Companies may also use polyethylene combined with phthalates...which is why it is important to know and trust the company of whose products you choose to use. PET water containers are both BPA and phthalate free, but you may have to question the manufacturer of your skin care products.
And I did just that. I posed the question to Dr. Peter Matravers at Arbonne International, and was pleased that he went right to the people in charge of packaging to get the answers I was looking for. Arbonne's clinically proven anti aging skin care products, as well as all of their skin care products, shampoos, essential nutrition line, are in containers free of phthalates. In other words, when the company states their products are phthalate free...they have already considered the safety of the containers, which can leach chemicals into your products. This is just one more reason to affirm the decision I made in 2010 to partner with Arbonne's products to regain my own health, and it reaffirms how fortunate I am to be able to help others gain health, and/or wealth, with a company that could list "integrity" as its middle name, in my opinion.
I highly recommend you do your research when choosing products, or if you are too busy for all of that, contact me to learn more about Arbonne. The company has been around for 36 years, has stood the test of time, and has an unwavering commitment to being the best in health and wellness products.
Be well, and phthalate free!