There are many interpretations of what “Clean Beauty” is. Some claim that only products which are made of 100% natural or organic ingredients are included in this branch of skincare.
At its core, Clean Beauty includes safe and non-toxic beauty products made with carefully selected ingredients that are non-harmful for the skin.
‘Suspicious’ Ingredients in Skincare Products
The skincare industry has never been as versatile and advanced as today. However, there is still room for improvement. Most commonly used products contain “suspicious” ingredients. For example, parabens (that cause skin reactions), silicones (that clog skin pores), sulfates (that dry the skin), artificial fragrances (that provoke skin allergies), and several others which have an unwanted secondary effect on the skin. These are the kind of ingredients that are unacceptable in Clean Beauty.
All Natural and Organic Skincare Products, are They Worth the Hype?
Formulating a product that is 100% natural or organic, pleasant on the skin, and efficient can be quite the challenge. A preservative-free, all-natural product is typically a mixture of oils and water-free components––because as soon as you add water you need a preservative to prevent the formula from spoiling over time. Such a mixture can be quite heavy on the skin and unpleasant.
Not every natural ingredient is good for the skin and not every synthetic ingredient is bad.
There are, of course, high-grade synthetic compounds, such as skin-friendly preservatives, that keep products stable and safe throughout the cycle of use.
Why You Should Choose Clean Beauty?
Overall, an issue that Clean Beauty faces is a lack of that instant sensation of pleasant texture and good skin feelings that exist with other skincare branches. It is precisely those silicones that give you that temporary good feeling of silky skin. However, it’s only temporary because as soon as you wash your face, the silicones are washed away because they don’t have the capacity to ensure long-term activity on the skin. So, instead of opting for a short-lived feeling and charming artificial scents, it is healthier and more effective to go clean. Choose Clean Beauty and allow the pure ingredients to take their time and work wonders on your skin.