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Let's Talk About Clean Beauty

Let's Talk About Clean Beauty

A mere five days ago National Clean Beauty Day came and went and you probably didn't notice or stray from your ordinary skincare routine. Here is why you may want to take pause and reflect.


Clean Beauty celebrates products and the people making them that are created sustainably, ethically, and most importantly, developed with the best ingredients in mind. Can you say that about all of the products you use daily? How do know which products are best?


Easy! Just utilize these tools to ensure the products you trust are as clean for you and your family as they can be.


Reading a Label


The term 'cleanwash' or 'cleanwashed' has recently been coined to bring attention to products and companies that claim to be 'clean' but do not have any evidence to support that claim.


If companies are 'allowed' to do this, how can we know which products truly are clean? First, we need to outline the toxic ingredients that we want to avoid.

  • Parabens (methyl, propyl, butyl)

  • Aluminum Compounds

  • Formaldehyde

  • Petrolatum

  • Paraffin

  • Fragrance/parfum

  • Refined Petroleum

  • Mineral Oil

  • Propylene Glycol

  • Silica

  • Talc

  • Oxybenzone

  • Triclosan

  • BHT

This might be a lot of terms to remember, but there are some tools out there to make finding clean products far easier.


 

The Tools

Environmental Working Group

Not only does this website contain ingredient information and hazard assessments on over 74,000 products, but it also has information on a brand's stance on animal testing.


INCIDecoder

This website makes it easy to look up any unfamiliar ingredient listed on the ingredients list on your product. It will outline exactly what that ingredient is, if it is FDA approved, and any additional information that you may want to know about it.


Talk to a Dermatologist

If you haven't already, see a local dermatologist to get information about your skin type and the products you should be seeking. You may think you are giving the best to your skin but not for your skin-type.


CosmEthics App

This nifty app will help you make conscious choices by reading any barcode and providing you with the scoop on whether or not the product is safe, and if not it will provide you with alternate safe options for you to choose from making shopping an absolute breeze.


Think Dirty App

This project was created to outline all ingredients included in a product and provide a rating on each ingredient so you know whether or not it is safe.

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