Category Archives: Skin Conditions
Glycerin in everything
Why does Glycerin seem to be in all the products I use and all those I've been researching into? Because glycerin, I kid you not, seems to be this magic compound that is miraculously colourless and odourless, its also known to be completely non-toxic. So whats the point here? why is a colourless, odourless, thick liquid used in so many skin products? Here's the deal, glycerin acts as a barrier on the skin and therefore, protects it from chemicals which can irritate the skin, particular theRead More
SLS/SLES – What are these?
I can't wait to try my new cleansing shower wash I bought from Boots this week. I saw it contains himalayan salt minerals - sounds good doesn't it? I mean, I use himalayan salt in my food so why not try it out on my skin?! You are what you eat after all! The bottle shows '0% SLS/SLES but I didn't know what that meant...until now. Let me share this with you. SLS/SLES - Sodium laureth sulfate/ sodium lauryl ether sulfate. These are detergents i.e soaps. Detergents are NOT great for skin,Read More
Know Your Products!!!
PRECAUTIONS: Do not use if sensitive to any of the ingredients. This is SO important but how do you know which of the ingredients you are reacting to when there are so many? Well, what I have been doing is getting familiar with the names. If I'm using a new product, I pick out the names of ingredients which I typically see in my everyday products and look up the terms which I'm not so familiar with. Simply Me can help you, look through the blogs, you may find what you need to know,Read More