We should be asking this question more!
I love skincare as much as the next desert gal, but it disgusts me to see what companies are feeding us through them! In fact, I haven't bought a skincare product other than sunscreen and foundation in more than 6 years. I felt really betrayed or just outraged by the junk you can find inside of them, products that, if you were told prior to applying them, you'd never agree to let onto the precious pores of your skin.
As a result, I found shopping at stores and even online for natural products extremely difficult 6 years ago. Reading ingredient labels and researching ingredients is exhausting and I soon began to realize ingredients do matter and the fine print on your labels were not to be ignored.
At that point I decided to make my own products, ones that did not contain a whole host of unfavorable ingredients -- ones that are wholesome and gentle. I changed my skin care routine and the products we use around the house, right down to the laundry detergent and cleaning products.!
Luckily, the market has listened. Things have started to change to my relief and I just bought a deodorant at the market. It goes to my central belief: when you push for education, businesses will give it to you. I'd like to think my products play a part in that.
But let's not throw a party yet -- remember, even products that claim to be "natural" sometimes have a few questionable ingredients. If you would like to research for yourself, give EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetic's Database a look. You may not like the answers, but it's important to ask the questions.
Of course, it's not fun to realize that your usual skincare products are chock-full of the worst ingredients; like I said, I hit that point six years ago and that made me miserable. But there is hope in enlightenment...and good shopping too!
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