When it comes to food, most of us are very conscious about using healthy ingredients. But what about the products we put on our skin? We don’t always think about the ingredients in our lotions, cleansers, and moisturizers, but what we use on our body is just as important as what we put in it. Here’s why it’s a good idea to choose skin care with clean ingredients.
From the Outside In
Most of what you put on your skin is absorbed into your body. This means that any harmful ingredients in skin care products can potentially damage your skin and could even put toxins into your bloodstream. For example, some cleansers contain petroleum and paraffins that contain toxins and can clog pores. A safer alternative would be our Luminous Gel Oil Cleanser, which uses exfoliating green algae and avocado oil to calm and hydrate skin.
Allergens and Sensitivities
Skin care products can contain allergens, so you’ll want to take note if certain products cause itching or rashes. Even if you don’t have allergic reactions, your skin may still be sensitive to common skin care ingredients, especially if there is some sort of acid present. Your best bet is to go with skin care that’s considered clean beauty.
A clean beauty product is anything that doesn’t contain harmful ingredients that are commonly found in skin care products, like parabens, phthalates, PEG derivatives, and artificial colors and fragrances. Usually clean beauty contains ingredients that are naturally derived. Radiance C+E, for example, uses vitamin C and E and raspberry cell extract to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. And for moisturizing and hydrating skin, Moisture Lock Day Cream and Moisture Activating Serum use a formula made with botanical ingredients, including cactus extract, muscadine grape, Lotus Japonicus, and Schisandra Chinensis. The best thing about clean beauty is that it prioritizes not only the look but also the health of your skin.
It’s time to clean up your skin care routine with products that use safe ingredients. If you need some ideas, our whole YOUTH® line is FREE of over 2,500 harmful chemicals and questionable ingredients commonly found in skin care products. And remember—skin care ingredients matter because your health matters the most.