Clearing Up 3 Clean Beauty Myths
With self-care becoming a major focus in beauty world, “clean beauty” – products for the face, body, and hair made with non-toxic ingredients and transparent formulations – should be a familiar one. Yet there are a few common misconceptions that make the term “clean” a little murky for the average consumer. Here, we debunk the top three clean beauty myths:
Myth #1: Clean Beauty is Synonymous with Natural and Organic. Truth: While there’s no one universal standard for “clean beauty” since it’s not government-regulated, buzz words like “natural,” “organic,” and even “pure” are not indicators of how non-toxic a product really is. Simply put, “clean” means formulated without ingredients that are questionable or have shown the potential to be health-harming, such as toxins, carcinogens, and hormone disruptors. Just because a certain ingredient is derived from a natural or organic source, that doesn’t mean it’s safe to put on your skin and absorbed into your body. For example, both arsenic and lead are natural, but you don’t want them in your skin care. And, some of the most effective clean ingredients can be made in a lab, like Hyaluronic Acid (there are both natural and synthetic sources)!
Myth #2: Clean Beauty is Pricey. Truth: Clean skin care is not just reserved for the specialty stores and luxury shops. You can also find it on the drug store shelves and everywhere in between – there’s a clean skin care solution to meet every budget! And no matter the price tag, you’ll always get the most value out of the products that work the best for your skin’s individual needs.
Myth #3: Clean Beauty is Not Effective. Truth: Tried-and-true is one of the best ways to judge an ingredient. There are a multitude of clean ingredients formulated in skin care today that have actually been used successfully in tending to the skin for centuries – proof that they have withstood the test of time, and are not fleeting “trend” ingredients. Take the Korean Beauty philosophy, which originated in the Ancient Chosun era and continues to maintain its reputation as a regimen to attain healthy, glowing skin. Many of Korean Beauty’s star ingredients, such as Camellia Sinensis (green tea) and Panax (ginseng), are clean – culled from botanical and marine resources – and are still relevant today because of their powerful, skin-loving benefits.
Above all, keep in mind that skin reactions can occur with any product, clean or not. The best way to keep your skin and body healthy is to stay informed, separate fact from fiction, familiarize yourself with ingredients, and only use products that make you look and feel your best. A great place to start is by learning more Aloisia Beauty’s own commitment to clean!
- The Aloisia Beauty Team