Skincare routines can get complicated. Not only do you have to choose what products to use, then there's the arduous task of figuring out what order to use them in. It's exhausting! Between the cleansers, the toners, and the creams, your bathroom sink can become an overwhelming situation real fast. Don't even get us started on the oils! When it comes to natural products you can trust to deliver real results, we got you covered from ear to ear (or forehead to chin depending on how you look at it). But here's the tricky part - If you don't use all those precious products...
So What Does ‘Clean Beauty’ Actually Mean?
Astonishingly, the term 'clean beauty' is still open to interpretation and lacks a clear-cut definition. Other words connected to this concept such as 'natural' and ‘sustainable’ can also be misleading and even subject to misuse. Many skin care experts agree that 'clean beauty' suggests using non-toxic ingredients with an emphasis on those sourced from nature. However, it’s important to note that not all synthetic ingredients are unsafe and not all natural ingredients are safe. Therefore, clean beauty encompasses both man-made and natural ingredients, ensuring the safety of consumers over origin.
The beauty industry loves to throw complicated terms at consumers in order to make their products sound fancier than they are. Take hyaluronic acid, for example. The newly touted holy grail ingredient has been around for years—so why does it seem like it’s a brand new thing? Below we’re discussing some of the most commonly used beauty product terminology, and setting the record straight on some of its more confusing labels. We’re even going to tell you how often you should use certain products, because every type of product varies!