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Do You Know What's In Your Skincare?

Posted by Barbara Barnes on
Do You Know What's In Your Skincare?

As clean skincare and sustainability advocates we applaud any and all attention paid to toxic skincare and beauty ingredients. The New York Times recently dedicated an article to the importance of knowing what’s in your skincare. The FDA’s laws governing cosmetics and colors have not been updated since 1938. This leaves officials nearly powerless to regulate make up and skincare. “Thousands of chemicals, in billions of dollar’s worth of products, are being governed by regulations that haven’t been updated in decades.” 

This means one thing:  You are in charge of making sure that what you are putting in and on your body is safe! Our founder Jenette has made it her life’s mission to find non-toxic, sustainable, natural and effective ingredients that are the building blocks of her skincare line. Because of this commitment to ingredients with integrity our line has grown at a moderate pace. We are happy to continue on this clean beauty path, with our focus on healthy living and green skin and body care.

We encourage you to read labels and avoid dangerous ingredients such as:

  • Sodium lauryl sulfates (found in shampoos and many other cleansers and toners)
  • BHAs (found in exfoliants, toners and perfumes)
  • Triclosan and triclocarban (found in: toothpaste, deodorant, antibacterial soap, anti-acne cleansers
  • Aminophenol, Diaminobenzene, Phenylenediamine (Coal Tar) (found in: hair dye, shampoo)
  • Parabens (found in: makeup, moisturizer, shaving gel, shampoo, personal lubricant and spray tan products)
  • Polyethylene/PEGs (found in: scrubs, body wash, makeup, toothpaste)
  • Retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate, retinoic acid and retinol (found in: moisturizer, lip products, sunscreen, anti-aging products)
  • Petroleum distillates (found in mascara, chap stick and lotions)
  • Fragrance (found in: moisturizers, deodorant, lotion, face cream, shampoo, conditioner, most Beauty Products!)
  • Oxybenzone (found mostly in sunscreen)
  • Dibutyl phthalate, toluene and formaldehyde (found in nail polish and other nail products, as well as Vape Pens)
  • Hydroquinone (found in skin lighteners) 

Source: https://helloglow.co/ingredients-to-avoid-in-makeup-and-skincare-products/

Our Commitment To You

We will never use the ingredients found in this list, and we will work tirelessly to find plant powered and safe ingredients that will help you achieve the best skin of your life!

Instead look for ingredients such as: 

  • Aloe Vera
  • Cold pressed oils - you can find these in 90% of the products in our line 
  • And my personal favorite, cold pressed pomegranate seed oil that I use in my Be Calm Brightening C Serum.
  • Probiotics
  • Cacao
  • Fresh herbs
  • Pink Grapefruit extract
  • Cucumber
  • Rose Water
  • Distilled Water  

Image via: CreditCreditTony Cenicola/The New York Times

 

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