Learn which ingredients to avoid in skin care products from organic beauty products expert Spirit Demerson in this Howcast beauty video.
The list of ingredients to avoid in skin care products seems to be getting longer and longer the more we find out about the number of chemicals that are used in everyday personal care products. It would be outrageous to expect the average woman to memorize this encyclopedic list of chemicals that we can hardly pronounce. The best thing to do is, find a retailer you trust, who already has very strict standards in place as to, the types of toxic chemicals that they will or will not sell and also to, when in doubt, go one hundred percent natural. If you don’t understand the ingredients, pass it up and move on to the organic olive oil. If you do need to use conventional products, generally you want to avoid synthetic fragrance. The reason is that, synthetic fragrances can contain any number of chemical compounds under the guise of just being called fragrance. It can contain phthalates which are hormone disruptors, it can contain any number of carcinogens and not have to be listed on the label. So synthetic fragrance, you want to just, outright avoid in everything