Easy Guide - Reading Ingredients 🔍
With skincare becoming so popular, it’s very important to know what you’re using. No one wants to use something bad for their skin or something that will have no effect. When you first pick up a product, what do you see? Is it the packaging? Or maybe you’re familiar with the brand? Do you read what it’s marketed for? The first thing I do is CHECK THE INGREDIENTS! 🔍What are you looking for?🔍
Ingredients are in order from HIGHEST concentration to LOWEST: if the ingredient you’re looking for is at the end you’re most likely not gettin any benefits from that ingredient!
If you have allergens, look for a “ * “: the INCI (interaction nomenclature of cosmetic ingredients) is a type of system used for labeling ingredients! There are 26 listed allergens. If you look on a label you’ll see an asterisk (*) behind some ingredients that are considered allergens!
I don’t speak Latin!: if you see Latin terms, it’s the scientific name of the ingredients listed. This is most common if you have plants or botanical oils in your product.
Sulfate, Parabens, Phthalates?: okay this gets tricky and has a lot of divided opinions but mines is clear.I try to avoid these at all costs! -Sulfates: “detergents” mostly found in shampoos. They are harsh and can create irritation -Phthalates: chemicals used to “add moisture and soften skin”. They can damage your kidneys and reproductive system -Parabens: these are preservatives. I am cautious of these because they have been traced to estrogen disruptions and breast cancer
Fragrances?: ALL BECAUSE A PRODUCT SAYS FRAGRANCE FREE DOES NOT MEAN IT IS! Federal laws do not require companies to expose that factor. A lot of skincare products have fragrances in them, which is why I’m not too fond of the “fragrance free” train.I will make an ingredient list to avoid based on research. I have found a lot of products I’ve used didn’t have results and after I did my extensive research the list I will provide will show you why 🥰🥰 👇🏾👇🏾Let me know how you guys read ingredients 🥰🥰
Nov. 8, 2020
FRAGRANCE IN SKINCARE // GOOD? BAD?
always read the ingredients list before purchasing products !! so, is fragrance in skincare needed? are there any benefits to it? let’s break it down! fragrance is put into skincare to make the customer want to buy the product. i mean, would you rather buy a product that smells amazing or one that smells disgusting? companies and brands know that customers might smell the product before purchasing it, and if the smell is just that good, they will probably buy it. however SKINCARE PRODUCTS DO NOT NEED FRAGRANCE! fragrances in skincare (yes this includes essential oils), do not do much for your skin at all, apart from irritate it. you might think that fragrance is not affecting your skin or that it hasn’t yet, but below your skins surface irritations can be happening everyday, worsening your skin in the future. there are some instances however, where fragrance, if near the bottom of the ingredients list, is okay. and this would be in wash off products, mainly cleansers! since the product will only be on your skin for a short period of time, fragrance will not really have that much of an effect on your skin. i hope you enjoyed reading this and if you have any comments or questions please leave them below 🤩
my three favorite skincare tips
1.) Be a Rebel: Rinse Off Your Micellar Water it’s technically gentle enough to skip the rinse, but there is still surface residue left behind, which can lead to blocked pores in the long run. if you have a multi-step skincare routine (like me), you want your pores to be cleansed & unblocked to make way for the good stuff - exfoliators, toners, serums, oh my 2.) Hold Your Horses: Try One New Product At A Time I’ll admit, after my first skincare YouTube binge, my mental Sephora cart was overflowing, and the urge to lay out a spanking-new 10-step routine was incredibly tempting. BUT - things can go sour when certain ingredients are mixed, or too many are introduced at once. you want to know which product works for you! (and what doesn’t) best part - it doesn’t just save your face, it ALSO saves your wallet from splurging on products you might have been fine without. wait 1-2 weeks before introducing a new product! slow & steady always wins the race. 3.) TIE: Wear SPF & Drink Water! it’s the most boring advice, and it makes the most sense. GET hydrated using your skincare, STAY hydrated by drinking water! not wearing spf outside after a proper skincare routine is like getting a blowout to go walking in the rain.
SKINCARE FORMULA SIZES
Personally I use wayyy to much cleanser and moisturizer until I found this on Huda Beauty's blog a while back. Reason why I run out of products so quickly and this leads to me breaking the bank. Try using this while following the step by step method post on how to apply your skincare routine both am and pm. (my posts)
Kojic Acid An under-the-radar acid, which deserves some recognition for fading hyperpigmentation & discolouration, resulting in brighter skin. It inhibits melanin production, acts as an anti-oxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties!
Buff away Dead Skin Supernaturally 😉
Exfoliate and Brighten those ELBOWS 💪🏾 Items I used in tablespoons : RICE Flour (2) Coconut SUGAR (3) Himalayan Pink Salt (1) SEA Salt (1) Baking soda (1/2) Coconut Oil (💁🏾♀️No CLUE but it was enough 🥴) Brown Sugar (1) Lime (half) Use 3 times a week and TONE with ACV or WITCH Hazel 🥳 Good for KNEES, Elbows, Armpits and gentle enough for your entire body 🥰 For HANDS and FEET exclusively?? Replace Sugar with SALT 😘 HAPPY GLOWING !!!
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