Au Naturel Market
We are the largest health food store in Northwest Indiana. We provide the highest quality organic and natural products, vitamins and health supplements, organic fruits, organic vegetables, organic frozen meat and poultry, minerals, herbs, gluten free wheat free products, full line of protein shakes, as well as specialty products for those seeking a healthier lifestyle.
Our mission :
We are dedicated to providing the community a market with high-quality organic and natural products. We stock healthy alternatives to the additive-laden products found in mainstream stores. We understand that the more you know, the more you will understand how much living a more natural lifestyle can benefit you and your family.
Au Naturel Market is independent, locally owned and managed. Our staff is knowlegeable and experienced.
We can ship across the U.S.
Monday-Friday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
What's in Your Cosmetics?
Do you know what you're putting on your skin each time you put on your makeup? Well if you're using convententional brands, it could be cancer causing carcinogens. "There are a number of chemicals in everyday cosmetics that are linked to skin cancer," says Nneka Leiba, senior analyst at the Environmental Working Group. "Some of these chemicals are intentionally added to the product, while others are contaminants that are released by other ingredients." Some of these toxins include formaldehyde (labeled as diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, DMDM hydantoin, or quaternium-15), 1,4-Dioxane (labeled as PEG(polyethylene glycol) and ingredients that contain "eth"), dithanolamine (DEA) and bronopol (2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol).
According to preventcancer.com, cosmetics are the least regulated products under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health found that 884 of the chemicals available for use in cosmetics have been reported to the government as toxic substances. These chemicals have been found to cause genetic damage, biological mutations and cancer. Unfortunately, humans are very vulnerable to these chemicals because the skin is extremely permeable. Cosmetic ingregients are absorbed through the skin, especially when worn for long periods of time.
Preventcancer.com suggests that choosing cosmetics with the least ingredients will offer the least risk for adverse reactions. You can also try organically made cosmetics such as Ecco Bella. Ecco Bella has been around since 1992, their products are 50-70% organic, mostly perserative free, 95% vegan, gluten-free and they don't test on animals. Come in and check out our selection of eco-friendly Ecco Bella products and pick up your money saving coupon packet! For more information on Ecco Bella products visit www.eccobella.com