We are all aware that skincare often contains ingredients that are bad for the skin, such as fragrances, or is a part of an exploitive industry, such as animal testing. On top of this, we know that this all contributes to pollution and harm to our planet. So why are we often still so reluctant to make the change? We’ve all heard the myths (or even just made the assumptions) about using skincare products that have clean ingredients, and they’re all untrue. Here are the 4 most common myths, debunked!
#1 THEY’RE TOO EXPENSIVE
Just like regular skincare brands, there are a variety of different clean skincare brands, which come at a variety of prices. Just like regular brands, you have to put in a little effort to pick which brand creates a product that suits you at a price that suits you. As the clean beauty industry grows, the variety of brands available grows with it, and as time goes by, clean beauty is becoming more and more accessible, but with the confidence of good quality ingredients comes alongside with it.
#2 THEY HAVE LOWER PERFORMANCE
People often worry that without the usual chemicals added to a product, that it will be lacking in performance. The opposite is in fact true. Brands focus on creating a product that produces the same results with cheaper ingredients, to keep their own costs down. These ingredients are often easy to access due to being man-made and require less sourcing. With clean ingredients, they work harmoniously with your skin, due to being natural just like our skin. Although this makes sense, we have come to rely on the added chemicals in our products, and can not picture a natural ingredient performing in the same way. With honest brands, you can be confident to have honest results.
#3 THEY DON’T SMELL NICE
Couldn’t be less true! Clean beauty products actually tend to have a fresher and softer scent to them. Okay, they may not have that luxurious perfume smell some of your other products have, but being fragrance-free means that they’ll actually be kinder to your skin and not have any fragrance-induced irritation.
#4 THEY ARE DIFFICULT TO FIND
Clean beauty is actually one of the fastest growing movements in the beauty industry right now, and it’s not stopping any time soon! With this movement growing and evolving, more and more stores are introducing more clean brands on to their shelves due to consumer demand. Most big drugstores and department stores have several clean brands available, and this will only increase in time. Gone are the days where clean beauty is inaccessible!
Remember, Healthy Skin is Happy Skin!