4 years ago I was diagnosed with Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis. I found out that I was allergic to about 80% of the products I was using. I always knew I was allergic to silver and nickel, but the big surprise was finding out that my hand soaps, lotions, conditioners, shampoos, leave ins, and even my dish detergent and laundry detergent were actually all harming my skin!
Along with Fragrance Mix and Formaldehyde, I am allergic to Phenoxyethanol and Methylisothiazolinone (and yes, I’m still trying to get those pronunciations down.) These are both preservatives that companies use to extend the shelf life of products and they are basically in EVERYTHING! On top of the anxiety from the physical discomfort that chronic skin conditions bring, it can also be a very frustrating experience shopping for products. I have the HARDEST time at beauty supply stores and drug stores. I am very limited to the brands that I can use, and if I have to get something on the spot, I am often just out of luck. Either that or I have to try at least 3 places to find something. And don’t even get me started on the costs!
This is where BGLH steps in!!!
BGLH Marketplace has become an extremely budget friendly One Stop Shop for me when it comes to skin and hair products. Ordering up on the website allows me to skip all of the stressful shopping scenarios! The ingredients are clean, safe, and AMAZING for sensitive skin! I get everything I need in one product!
One container of butter for me can be used as lotion, hair moisturizer, lip balm, bug bite relief, scar fader, aromatherapy, makeup primer and makeup remover! And I’m sure there are even more uses that I haven’t discovered yet. It makes for an extremely stress free packing process when I’m traveling. I also feel good buying BGLH products knowing that I am helping to support a Black business and a female entrepreneur!
If you have any issues with sensitive skin I HIGHLY recommend trying BGLH! You will be so glad you did!