Natural Skincare….Clean Skincare… Just what do these phrases actually mean??
Hello MK Beauties! Hope you had a fabulous Fourth and are enjoying your summer. Summer months usually mean less makeup and a simple skincare routine that really helps enhance our skin and give us a beautiful and natural look. Last week we talked about summer skin issues and how to combat them. Because the truth is we want to feel beautiful all year long but especially in the summer when we aren’t as covered up!!
Natural skincare and clean skincare have become phrases thrown around by many in recent times. There are truths and misconceptions about both.
Cosmetic ingredients are hotly debated in the U.S., where theFDA has banned just 11 additives in our cosmetic products. And the crazy thing is that there have been very few regulations added since 1938. With the exception of color additives, cosmetics may contain any ingredient, as long as it does not cause the product to be extremely unsafe in any way.
So today I am going to break it down for you… Being educated on this will help you in your quest to take care of yourself and your family and to achieve and maintain healthy skin and a healthy body.
Did you know any company can use the word ‘natural’ on its label? This means that no matter how many potentially harmful or questionable ingredients are found inside a skincare formula, its brand can technically still call it a natural product. This actually goes one step further because ‘natural’ is not even an official term. ‘Natural’ cannot be regulated. But as a consumer, if you hear the word natural, you think you are making a smart choice. Unfortunately that is not always the case.
What natural usually means is that the product is free from synthetic chemicals that may be linked to health problems or some of the most popular skin irritants including fragrance, dyes, and certain preservatives such as parabens…But that is not always the case, so as the consumer, you need to do research so you really know what you’re buying.
Another issue are active ingredients. A lot of times, effective ingredient molecules may be too large to even penetrate the skin. So to shrink these molecules to attempt to make products penetrate the skin, the active ingredient may end up being so minimal that no benefit can actually even be attained.
Now let’s discuss Clean Skincare
Most often, clean skincare is referred to as products that are mindfully created and produced without any proven or suspected toxic ingredients. Clean Beauty products include ingredients ethically sourced and are made with the health of our bodies and the environment in mind. They are also eco-friendly and cruelty- free.
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Hello beauties!! Let’s have a little skin care education today and talk about a popular ingredient many of my patients have been asking me about lately. It’s called niacinamide, pronounce (ni-ah-cin-ah-mide). It can be found in many foods such as meat, fish and milk, green vegetables and beans. But the real craze is its presence in lotions, creams, sunscreens and facial serums. It comes with a lot of tout and patients are all too excited to tell me they have purchased products with this ingredient, even if they don’t know just what properties this ingredient has! So, let’s discuss.
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