Gone are the days when consumers would blindly pick a product off the shelf at the department store, overspend on it and trust that it would work because, well, they were told it would. Today’s consumers are more educated and more aware of the good and the bad when it comes to product ingredients.
Ingredients lists should not require you to have a secret decoder ring in order to find out what’s really in the jar. Ingredients are listed by the greatest amount in the formula to the least. So if you are buying a product that boasts hyaluronic acid, for example, be sure that it is listed in the top 5 ingredients. If it’s not, then it’s likely diluted by other less active ingredients and will not be very effective for your skin.
It’s important to note that the skin care industry is not heavily regulated by the government and therefore there is no government product testing, or specific regulation in place to make sure your skin care products are safe before they make their way to your bathroom counter. If you are interested in finding out which ingredients are potentially harmful, Safe cosmetics.org is a great resource. It has a fairly comprehensive list of product ingredients, so if you are unsure about something that you see on the package, we encourage you to check before you buy.
If you are frustrated by this information, there are a few things that you can do to help:
Hold companies accountable for the ingredients they are using in their products. If you determine that a product contains something potentially harmful, don’t buy it. Refusing to purchase is actually a very loud message to the brand.
Demand manufacturers discontinue the use of harmful ingredients. If product boycotting doesn’t feel a strong enough message to you, reach out. Contact the brand via social media, email, phone, or even snail mail. You have the right to be heard.
Stick with products that practice what they preach. If they say they are pure and natural, investigate to make sure they are. Look for simple ingredients, with words that don’t exceed a dozen letters. The label should be very easy to read and understand.
Peri Skin Care LLC has developed a product that truly is so pure you could eat it. Sofiel Skin Restorative Treatment that actually sets the standard in quality and safety. Sofiel contains a high concentration of Camu Camu from the Amazon Rain Forest which makes it safe for all skin types, no matter their age gender or ethnicity. It is gluten-free, vegan, paraben-free and cruelty-free.
Sofiel Skin Restorative Treatment is a unique 4 in 1 formula that turns a daily beauty basic into a lavish treatment. It’s packed with natural Camu Camu, one of the richest sources of Vitamin C in the world. And nourishing botanicals to visibly refine the skin’s texture and tone while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Demand safe and effective skin care. Your health depends on it.