Why You Should Care About What Goes On Your Skin

For athletes and adventurers alike, we make conscious choices about what goes into our packs, what our nutrition plan is, plan meticulous routes, and choose the clothes that fit the training day or adventure. One bad choice in all of these categories can make or break the day. We also know the human body is a temple and should be treated as such. Good inputs = solid outputs.

We pay attention to almost everything that we put into our body except for one major element: what goes onto our skin.

A little science: the skin is the largest organ of the human body. Its key function is protection. It also absorbs much of what we put on it. This includes things you may not think of like makeup, lotion, sunscreen, skincare, etc. So what we put on our skin is just as important as what we put into our body.

Ingredients 101 for athlete skincare

This is why we only include the good stuff in Zealios products and leave the bad stuff out. Achieving superior personal care products with ultimate protection is possible without compromising the integrity and safety of the product.

You may notice our products do not include Parabens or sulfates. There is much discussion about the safety of these ingredients and their links to hormone disruptions, digestive issues and an increased risk in cancer. Whether it's Zealios products you are using or another brand, we recommend staying away from Parabens and sulfates. 

If you're reading the ingredient list, look out for sneaky names! Some alternate names for paraben include “METHYL, “BUTYL”, “PROPYL” or “BENZYL” in them.

Enough of the bad stuff, onto the good! There are good things you can put on your skin, and not to toot our own horns, but they are found in Zealios products. We've bragged about them already, so head over here to learn more.

The bottom line: what you put on your skin matters! A little extra time researching ingredients and brands will help you know what you're putting into your body and will pay off in the long run.