We highly recommend that you research the ingredients in the products you currently use and those you consider buying. There are a number of well known ingredients to avoid but these same ingredients are prevalent in skin care today. Our Ingredient Watch section details a few of these – ingredients such as Parabens, SLS, PEG, Phthalates – ingredients known to be harmful to our bodies and really have no place in skin care. Other ingredients are just known irritants and have a high likelihood of causing skin irritations and allergies. If you are vegetarian or vegan, even more ingredients enter your watch list.
Not all natural ingredients are good for you either. You may be allergic to certain essential oils and some fruit acids may irritate your skin. You may need to experiment to find what works for you.
Learn the differences between INCI and CTFA labeling standards – there is a difference!