With the number of skincare products on the market, it can sometimes be quite overwhelming to find what you need.
The skin is the largest organ in our body and requires a lot of love and attention. With the abundance of air pollution, daily makeup, and damaging UV rays it is vital to invest in products with quality ingredients.
You can spend hours in the shops turning over bottles. The ingredient lists might as well be a foreign language. To make the process a little easier, here are the top 8 ingredients that you should avoid in skincare.
Why is it important to carefully choose ingredients?
Up to 60% of the products we place on our skin get absorbed. Therefore, it is crucial to choose ingredients that will have a positive impact. The beauty industry has minimal ingredient monitoring. For this reason, it is crucial that we know what we are looking for and trying to avoid.
Many skincare products have been linked to health issues including allergies, eczema, cancer, hormonal disruption, along with reproductive problems. That is why NO FACE is dedicated to creating high quality and safe products for everyday use.
Ingredients to avoid in your skincare
Here are several ingredients you should avoid at all costs in your skincare products.
Aluminium is one of the toxic metals that can be involved in cancerogenic processes. It is suspected of being involved in the development of breast cancer. Typically, this can be found in antiperspirants, lipsticks, and sunscreen.
- Propylene Glycol (PG) and Butylene Glycol
These gaseous hydrocarbons in a liquid state act as a surfactant. They penetrate the skin and can weaken the protein and cellular structure.
Siloxanes are synthetically manufactured chemical compounds. Ingredients ending in “-silocane” or “-methicone” are suspected to disrupt endocrine processes. They are also harmful to fish and other wildlife. In skincare products they are used to soften, smooth, and moisten.
- DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine), and TEA (Triethanolamine)
These clear, colourless, and viscous liquids have ammonia-like odours. These products can cause irritation of the nose, throat, and skin. These products are found in eye makeup, fragrances, hair products, and sunscreens.
- DMDM Hydantoin and UREA (Imidazolidinyl)
These preservatives can cause joint paint, skin allergies, headaches, and loss of sleep. These ingredients are commonly found in many skincare products along with cosmetics, shampoos, conditioners, and detergents. If you wish to read more about DMDM Hydanoi and in what products it can be found.
- Mineral Oil
This petroleum by-product coats the skin like a plastic, and it clogs pores. It can be harmful as it minimises the skins ability to eliminate toxins and increases the chance of acne. Keep an eye out for mineral oils in creams, lotions, and cosmetics.
- Parabens (Methyl, Butyl, Ethyl, Propyl)
Parabens are used as preservatives and may contribute to hormone imbalance. Typically, they are used in moisturizers and deodorants.
- Synthetic Fragrances
Synthetic fragrances can be made up from hundreds or thousands of different ingredients. That do not have to be individually marked on the packaging. Therefore, who knows what you are putting on your skin.
NO FACE Skincare Range
The extensive range of revolutionary skincare products will have something to match your skin needs and boost your skin health. Whether you wish to get some pollutant removal, with for your skin to brighten up, or need a high quality make up remover.
We are now offering Video Consultations to anyone within Australia. You’ll learn about YOUR skin, what it needs, doesn’t need, and why!