So you’ve decided to go clean up. You’ve detoxed your pantry which made your house chemical-free,?but what about your beauty wardrobe?
Like food labels, the ingredients list located on your favourite bath and body goods can seem like it really is written in a foreign words. However, while it is safe to follow your “don’t touch it if you cannot pronounce it” rule along with edible goodies, cosmetic makeup products are a little more troublesome C would you guess methylsulfonylmethane is actually natural?
Deciphering the innocent from the harmful appears to be next to impossible for anyone who is very little pharmacist. But luckily, we’ve sourced the help of the next best thing: founder of natural-beauty retailer, Orli, and seasoned ingredient decoder, Jo Lam.
“Today most people are nevertheless unaware (or more to the point, unconvinced) that the chemicals hanging out in their favourite makeup and skin care goods are having a devastating relation to their health long term,” says Lam.
“We are malfunction our bodies overall defence mechanisms by slathering skin with synthetic harsh chemicals every day. So quite as you would clean out your pantry and also spring clean your wardrobe, I am here to help you purify your beauty case.”
Below, Jo Lam names and shames several of the toxic ingredients found in mainstream beauty and skin care products.