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!
Astaxanthin is 550 times more potent than Vitamin E and 6,000 times more effective than Vitamin C at eliminating free radicals - But wait, it gets even better!
Astaxanthin is a variety of carotenoid, which is a naturally occurring pigment visible primarily in marine life such as lobster, krill, salmon, and algae. Although it’s in a lot of foods we consume regularly, it’s tricky to absorb through diet alone.
"Using a facial oil helps keep moisture in the skin while protecting it from the environmental damage." - Ling Chan, celebrity facialist and founder of Ling Skin Care Listen, we get it. The idea of putting oil on your face sounds terrifying and counterintuitive, but believe it or not, oil isn't the enemy. Contrary to popular belief, it's something your skin craves, not a surefire way to enter total complexion pandemonium. And yes, this is also true for those of us with acne-prone, oily, or combination skin. The truth is - Oils have kinda become all the rage in skincare lately...