How to tell if your skincare is safe & Ingredients to avoid
INGREDIENTS TO AVOID:
Alcohol is found in more products then you think, and is very drying and irritating to the skin as it strips skin’s moisture barriers away.
DEA, MEA & TEA –
They don’t look so intimidating there but what to diethanolamine, monoethanolamine and triethanolamine sound like to you? Pretty horrible, right? They’re actually hormone disrupting chemicals that increase your risk of disease so if you see these on the ingredient list of your skincare, steer clear.
FD & C –
These are colour pigments that contain heavy metal salts that deposit toxins into the skin causing sensitivity and irritation.
Synthetic Fragrances –
Fragrance on the back of the bottle is never a good thing. In fact the more terrible your skincare/ haircare smells the better it is for you. Fragrances can lead to skin irritation and rashes.
Mineral Oil –
Mineral Oil is a petroleum by product that coats the skin and clogs the pores.
PEG stands for Polythylene Glycol and does nasty things like reduces your skins moisture levels which in turn speeds up skin ageing.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate eats away at your skins immune system
This is a synthetic anti-bacterial ingredient that interferes with your hormones, causing break outs and other skin issues.