I’m not ashamed to admit that reading through ingredient labels on beauty products sometimes makes my head spin. The multisyllabic words and stickers boasting those buzzy, clean, and natural monikers alone are enough to cause a mental frenzy. Compound all of this with the fact that everyone from scientists to overly confident Twitter “experts” has a different opinion about which ingredients to avoid in skincare, and it’s enough to send anyone into a mental spiral. Does everything cause cancer? Is moisturizer poisonous? What is the truth?
“We are living in an era where consumers are raising awareness of any ingredient that might be suspect of causing harm,” says Ron Robinson, cosmetic chemist and founder of BeautyStat. “In fact, any ingredient studies that have shown even the slightest safety concern, if consumers get wind of it, they may warn others to avoid that ingredient. If this news builds, … Read the rest