Many individuals go through a phase in their life when they must find the right products for their skincare routine. It may seem like a simple thing to do but it can be quite difficult when trying to figure out which products are clean and non-toxic for their skin type. I know, aren’t all skin care products supposed to be “clean”? Yes, they should be but unfortunately not all of them are. Factors in skincare products you want to steer clear from are synthetic scents, harsh chemicals, parabens, and dyes. These are some ingredients in products that do not make them “clean”, so what is considered for products to be clean beauty?
What is clean beauty?
Clean beauty are skincare products that take into consideration of the human health and the environment while using plant-based ingredients instead of non-toxic elements as a prime foundation. For a product to be considered clean it must contain organic and natural ingredients. Clean beauty is also cruelty-free and can be vegan certified and are labeled as non-toxic. Clean beauty products are suitable for sensitive skin types due to its limited list of ingredients since it is best to not overwhelm the skin with excessive ingredients that are not necessary.
What is the difference between cruelty-free and vegan in clean beauty?
One of the best things about clean beauty is that it can be certified as both cruelty-free and vegan. The difference between cruelty-free products and vegan products is the consideration of animal life. Cruelty-free products ensure that animals were not involved for anything throughout the process such as product testing, and vegan products ensure there are no traces of animal ingredients such as beeswax / honey.
What kind of skin does clean beauty work best for?
Clean beauty works best for all and every type of skin. It is important to know the skin type (dry/ normal/ oily/ combination), and to notice any triggering factors that may cause acne, rosacea, and even hyperpigmentation. Typically, the main factors that cause acne are from hormones, stress, and even certain foods (junk food!). For rosacea, there isn’t a known set factor to why it is caused for some individuals, but it can range from extreme hot or cold climate, emotional stress, heavy exercise, alcohol consumption, and spicy foods. Hyperpigmentation is a form of discoloration upon the skin and can be mistaken as melasma during pregnancies. It is best to avoid retinols, soy, and highly concentrated essential oils.
It is a lot of information to be aware of when it comes to taking care of the skin, but it is best to do thorough research on finding the best clean skincare routine. The skin is the largest organ and absorbs up to 60% of what is consumed both internally and externally- make it worth it!