There are thousands of cosmetics and skin care products on the market, but not all skin care is created equal. Nowadays we see a shift toward using cleaner ingredients in skin care. We’re so mindful about what we put into our bodies, eating “clean” and removing toxins from our homes, but we often find it hard to make the clean beauty swap. Let’s get into why you should care about what goes in your skin care products and make the switch to “clean” beauty.
What is clean beauty?
A clean beauty product doesn’t contain any potentially harmful ingredients—fragrances, colors or other chemicals that could have a negative effect on your skin and your health. Common skin care ingredients like parabens, phthalates, PEG derivatives, and even artificial colors and fragrances have been found to be toxic or harmful. And while the US Food and Drug Administration enforces some restrictions, it certainly doesn’t cover all of the harmful ingredients that can be found in cosmetics everywhere. The article, “Do You Know What’s in Your Cosmetics?” by The New York Times highlights this astounding truth1
Therefore, companies take it upon themselves to offer “clean beauty” by creating products that don’t use any ingredients known to be harmful. Choosing clean beauty is understanding that beauty is more than just skin deep, and the health of your skin is much more important than how a product makes you look. When it comes to your skin care, you shouldn’t have to accept one without the other. Thankfully, there’s the YOUTH® collection.
YOUTH® is clean beauty you can trust.
We take clean beauty seriously—so seriously that the list of ingredients we WON’T use in our YOUTH® Skin Care line is far greater than the list of ingredients we do use. There are more than 2,500 questionable chemicals and ingredients that you will never find in YOUTH®
What else is to love?
- We screen every ingredient for over 350 contaminants, pesticides, and impurities—that’s three times more than what’s required by US Pharmacopeia standards. Overachieving? Not one bit.
- We avoid parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, sulfates, coal tar, PEG derivatives, artificial colors and fragrances, and more.
- We perform more than 100,000 quality tests each year to ensure the safety of ALL our products.
- YOUTH is 100% vegan and cruelty-free. We don’t use animal-derived ingredients and we NEVER test on animals.
- And the best part, 100% of women were clinically proven to have younger-looking skin.
The next time you’re going through your skin care regimen or you’re getting ready for that dinner date coming up, think about which products you can swap out for a clean beauty alternative. We promise your skin and your health will love you for it.
1: The American cosmetics industry is a $70 billion-a-year behemoth. The Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Cosmetics and Colors has an annual budget of just $8 million and 27 staff members. The laws governing the office’s authority run just two pages long and have not been updated since 1938, when they were first enacted. Such meager tools leave federal officials nearly powerless to regulate the makeup, lotions, toothpaste, deodorants and other elixirs that often are applied to the most intimate parts of the human body
“Cosmetics Safety Needs a Makeover.” The New York Times, , 9 Feb. 2019, www.nytimes.com/2019/02/09/opinion/cosmetics-safety-makeup.html.