Grab any skin care product from your bathroom shelf, turn it over and look at the ingredients. Chances are you may not know what some of them are, let alone what some of the do. And does it even matter if the product works?
Well, topical skin care can be absorbed through the skin and into the blood stream. Just think of how nicotine patches are applied to the skin, with the sole purpose of the nicotine being absorbed through the skin to stop cigarette cravings. The skin is a permeable membrane. The good news is that it will absorb the good stuff as well, meaning our outer protective layer (aka our skin) needs to be nurtured and respected.
Not all ingredients will have a negative impact on your health, so its worth knowing which are the ones pose little risk and which ones we should completely avoid, especially if you want to reduce your chemical load.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
Fragrance aka Parfum
The term "fragrance" or "parfum" on a cosmetic ingredients list usually represents a complex mixture of dozens of chemicals. I have read some reports suggesting there are up to 3,000 chemicals inside one listed fragrance. (1) That is seriously mind blowing. Some fragrance ingredients may trigger allergies and asthma.
There is currently little regulation of what can be labeled ‘natural skincare’ in Australia, which means it’s very much up to you to read the ingredients list. At Jacqueline Evans Skin Care it is our ongoing commitment that no harsh or detrimental ingredients are used. Ever.
What's inside our products
- Meticulously formulated products
- 100% Australian owned and made
- Highest quality botanicals
- Cold pressed oils
- Enriched with vitamins and minerals
- Not tested on animals
- Packaged in dark amber to prevent oxidation
- Environmentally conscious packaging
What's not inside our products
- No parabens
- No sodium lauryl / laureth sulphates
- No artificial colours/perfumes
- No petrochemicals No DEA/TEA
- No synthetic preservatives
- No pesticides or herbicide residues
- No animal ingredients