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Don’t let consumerism trick you

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jensanti
Let’s talk about ingredients and how brands use marketing and bought reviews as a way to make you think their products is all you need. Sure you will probably get some “improvement” at first, but are they really long term? Let’s see! 👀 Ingredients that are comedogenic*: - Coconut oil. Seriously I looooove it! But thread carefully. Is it anti microbial? Yaaasss!!! Is it conditioning? Yaaasss!!! Is it great for your skin? Well, yes and no! Fractionated coconut contrary to popular belief is non-comedogenic making it safe to use, even for acne-prone skin. Noooow... Caprylic/capric triglyceride used in many body, hair & SKIN care products is not something you want to have in your skincare products. (It also depends how high up the ingredient is as it’s really commonly used) - Dimethicone. Usually considered safe as the molecules are too big to be absorbed anyways. So whatever you’re using that has dimethicone and is not your last step, even then is bad(topic for another day, *ahem*), it’s not really beneficial for other serums or treatments since it’s blocking their entrance to your skin. Also, dimethicone tends to accumulate over time, since it’s not water soluble. So break it up with oil before using you skin cleanser in order to get actual benefits from your other skin caring products. - Stearic acid. Comedogenic level of 2-3 out of 5. It is said to be a good cleanser and skin barrier protector... BUT people with sensitive/acne-prone skin deserve way better ingredients for their skin. For other skin types stearic acid derived from cocoa butter and shea butter, are exceptions since the stearic acid content (as a triglyceride) is 28–45%. (This one also depends on how high it is and where it is sourced from) Citations: •Maysama.com •TheSatoriChemist •Surface Modification of Magnesium and its Alloys for Biomedical Applications Z. Zhen, ... Y.F. Zheng, in , 2015 *(creates holes in your skin, uneven texture) ^^^NOT copy/pasted, article written by me. (*ALL rights reserved)
Oct. 12
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Donn0512like tips like this help save money
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jensantiYou’re welcome hun🧡
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