The Crazy Skincare World

With hundreds of skincare brands, how is it possible to know what to pick. Do you go for the natural product. Products that are free of  mineral oils and a whole load of other so called nasties, or do you go for the product with major scientific research. The ones where if you read the ingredients you might feel a bit sick because your not quite sure how that can possibly be good for your skin.

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Answer

My answer pick what works for you and what you are comfortable with. I saw a statement recently that said something along the lines of, they say natural is best but you wouldn’t rub poisoned ivy or dirt into your face, would you? I feel it’s kind of a good point. People always ask me whats best so heres my thoughts. Remember whats good for me might not be good for you, take advice and mix it with what you believe in.

Advice

Try to avoid mineral oils, the molecules as too big to be absorbed by your skin, therefore it acts more like a barrier rather than a super nourishing oil.

Take claims with a pinch of salt. Just because  95% of 200 ladies thought their skin had less wrinkles after testing a product doesn’t mean it actually did. Look for clinical claims. These are ones where tests have been carried out in a lab. Look for proof to go along with the claim. Not a statement from Joe Blogs down the road who quite frankly hasn’t got a clue.

Mix natural with science. I like to try to go for the more natural product. It seems like it’s the way nature intended it but sometimes to really get the results you need a little help from science.

Avoid heavily perfumed products. It might smell better or in some cases not, but seriously smelling like artificial roses isn’t going to do anything for your skin. Fragrance is in fact a know irritant.

Read about the brand. Most brands have an ethos on their web page. Read it, if you don’t like what they have to say chances are you won’t like their products.

Expensive isn’t always best but cheaper products may be more likely to be full of cheap ingredients that are not beneficial to your skin. Be careful of designer brands that slap a big price tag on simply because they are a ‘couture’ brand.

Round up

Ultimately only you can decide what’s best for you. Don’t let anyone make you feel bad because a product works for yo that they think you should use.

A final thought, I do feel it’s good to go for cruelty free brands. In this day and age with all the technology it should be hard to be cruelty free. I also love bunnies and don’t like to see or hear of them being tested on, or any other animal for that matter. I hope this helps you wade through the sea of beauty products and sends you in the direction of happy skin.

Rach xx

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