Most people worry about what goes into their body, but have you ever thought about what goes onto your skin? Our skin is very absorbent, which is why doctors often prescribe topical medicines. However, many conventional products we apply to our skin are filled with chemicals that can cause health issues by altering the body’s natural cycles and processes. The most threatening of these substances are hormone disruptors, which are surprisingly common in beauty and personal care products. These chemicals affect the body’s endocrine system by interfering with hormone production or competing with essential nutrients. The most common hormone disruptors in beauty and personal care products are phthalates, which are often found in perfumes, lotions and detergents, and triclosan that can be found in household products like deodorant, soap and toothpaste.