As winter grows closer, it is important we look at the proper treatment and care for our skin and if we suffer from pigmentation, winter is the ideal time to treat it. How do you know if you have it or not? Hyperpigmentation is darkening and discolouration of the skin. Red, brown, pink or even purple-looking spots, clusters or streaks on the surface of the skin are examples of hyperpigmentation. Acne, sun exposure, eczema, psoriasis, and contact dermatitis can all cause hyperpigmentation. Why do we treat it in the winter? Winter is the best time for the skin recovery process. Our skin is usually less tanned and this is very important when starting de-pigmentation treatments as well as the skin being less susceptible to side effects such as burns & redness. During winter our skin has less moisture so it becomes much dryer. Dry skin leads to irritated skin and when the skin barrier is compromised, it lacks the ability to hold onto oil and water. The skin starts to become itchy, and that scratching leads to a rash. As the cycle persists, this leads to inflammation and hyperpigmentation. So treating the issue before it gets worse will ensure you can confidently flaunt your skin 365 days a year. We also tend to spend more time indoors in the winter as well as there being shorter days so less sun exposure happens naturally, and this helps speed up recovery. Treating pigmentation can be done in a number of ways and will depend on the severity of the condition, your skin type and your budget. For non-invasive in-salon treatments, we recommend a combination of AHA/BHA layered peels, RED light therapy and vitamin infusions. AHA/BHA layered peels, combine the benefits of lactic and salicylic acid at specific dosage. A bespoke combination of both acids can be tailored to achieve desired results. Red light is a narrow, isolated form of natural light to give the appropriate intensity and wavelength for light therapy. The intensity of red light used in therapy is much higher than you would naturally get from sunlight and, it’s not damaging like sunlight can be! Red light acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, which is part of what causes hyperpigmentation. In addition, red light has a long enough wavelength to penetrate the epidermis (outermost layer of the skin) and reach the dermis (the middle layer of the skin). This enables it to reach fibroblasts, special types of cells that sit beneath the skin and manufacture collagen – a protein that helps tighten and firm the skin and heal wounds. Infusing vitamins into the dermis of your skin will help keep your skin nourished, hydrated and maintain its ability to repair itself. Vitamin C has been known to help decrease hyperpigmentation. Because vitamin C is a powerful nutrient, it also aids in the production of collagen which is essential to maintain hydration and strength of the skin. At home maintenance comes in many different bottles, speak to your therapist about the best options for you. To play favourites, here's our top picks to reduce pigmentation at home. Enlighten, by Synergie Skin, is a topical treatment for pigmentation and sun damage. It contains tyrosinase inhibitors to reduce the activity of melanin producing cells limiting our hyperpigmentation struggles. Enlighten does this while also using the most natural products such as Liquorice extract. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects our cells from UV damage while also being a vital part in the production of collagen creating firmer fresh skin. It includes a tyrosinase inhibitor that creates brighter skin and reduces hyperpigmentation. This product can assist with the transition of seasons as it helps the production of collagen and hydration. As we know in summer we are basking up all the warmth we can, trying to get our tan on. SPF protection is a must during summer to protect us but what about winter? We don’t usually hear about SPF protection through winter as the cold blocks out our inbuilt need for sunscreen, it almost feels like there are no UV rays that can affect us but this is not true. Sun protection is just as important in winter as it is in summer. At Bare Beauty House we stock Synergie Skin and one of their most popular products is Uberzinc. Uberzinc is a daily moisturiser that contains 21% of Mineral Zinc Oxide. Uberzinc has a perfect blend of ingredients including zinc, green tea and lycopene all which create a moisturiser focusing on keeping our skin stable and safe from UV rays. Uberzinc is a great choice as a daily SPF moisturiser to wear throughout the year. There are a variety of in salon treatments and at home maintenance products to be used, but for the best results we recommend a combination of both. Your therapist will be able to prescribe what's going to work best for you. Remember no two skins are alike so dont think following the same routine as your friend who had amazing results will work the same way for you. Get personalized advice! This will save you time, get you the results you want quicker and ultimately save you money! Book in for a complimentary skincare consultation with us today to see
We are almost 1/4 way through this year! It really has flown by. As we continue to grow and explore ourselves it is important to look around us and appreciate how far we have come. This month is all about our world and our women. We want to promote the feeling of empowerment by rejuvenating and nourishing your skin and hair. Women have come a long way in achieving equality and as we have evolved, we still battle in our day to day lives. Women have gained the right to education, ability to vote, equal pay and much more. We still fight to prove our worth and continue to strive for equal treatment of all women around the globe. At Bare Beauty House our team is made up of all different women from all different backgrounds from all walks of life. We strive to make every woman feel empowered and leave us feeling like a boss, in control of their own world. We also aim to give Men the same feeling of empowerment that they deserve and make them feel comfortable in the pampering sessions they desire. For many women, hair is one of our most confronting elements. It is one of our most noticeable features that has a mind of its own. As a kinky, curly haired person, I never know what I will wake up with. Every day is a surprise. Hair is an expression in one of its greatest forms. We can curl, straighten, dye and shave it. I have used my own hair as a subject to my experimentation for years. From pink to red to white then finally the big shave. I shaved my head in March of last year and as it has grown back over the past 12 months I have gotten to understand myself on a deeper level. At first it was an effort to raise money for Leukemia patients and donate my own hair but my Dad with his own opinion helped me see another meaning. He viewed it as a feminist act rebelling against the norm of female hair. Doing the big shave took me 4 years to finally do, but I have grown more than I ever could without having done it. My experience is my story of finding myself and as Women I think it is so important that we all have our own journey, whatever that looks like. Underneath our hair lies the hidden world we don’t often see and when we do it can be confronting. There is a lot of stigma around dandruff and oily scalps. Often in High School we hide these and make jokes to mask our embarrassment and this continues into adult hood. I have a dry scalp and was uncomfortable at the visibility based on the belief people would think I was “dirty”. But our scalps go through a lot. They are attacked by sun rays, pollution,hair colour and an array of products.. This month we are introducing a new range of scalp treatments from our partner Oway. These will help dry, oily, itchy and irritated scalps . I have been using the dry scalp shampoo for a couple of weeks and have noticed the itchiness fading as well as having a smoother cleaner scalp whilst still being able to have colour applied on my scalp. This range from Oway will be your new best friend to treat and prevent many scalp conditions. No more hiding in the shadows of our hair. Time for empowerment. Last year our founder, Naomi, participated in a beach clean up. This was inspired by “Clean up Australia Day”. In Australia, especially Sydney, we love to get into our favourite cozzies and strut down to the beach. I grew up next to Bondi and one of my favourite memories was doing weekly surfing lessons with my primary school class. The crystal clear water breaking into elegant waves that slide across the sand. Beach towels of every colour marking their territory spread across the beach. The most beautiful part is watching the sun go down across the horizon. Bringing an inner peace we so deeply crave. It all seems perfect. But you feel something sway past your leg. In fear of it being a jellyfish you quickly swat it away but to your dismay it is a plastic bag from a strangers shopping trip. We have all (hopefully) watched David Attenborough as he explores the deep sea giving us beautiful images of magical creatures. We all have been made aware of the waste and stress that humans have put on this precious ecosystem. This month especially our salon promotes sustainable beauty standards to help inform our clients and other salons on how they can help as well As strong women we must have strong skin. We must be comfortable and confident in our skin if we plan on maintaining how far we have come. Through March we have introduced Omnilux red light therapy. Red Light Therapy is a treatment that produces results with none of the nasty side effects. It focuses on reducing fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation and redness. Omnilux’s aim is to create healthier, younger-looking skin that feels rejuvenated and nourished. To Introduce this product into our salon we are offering an unlimited red light therapy package. This not only gives you more bang for your buck but will leave you in control of your skin and knowing that you have a strong network of women providing skincare solutions based on clean science technology that can help you control any breakout or skincare concern. Its time to stand strong together, promoting each others beauty, empowering each other to feel and be our best, whatever that looks like for you whilst we nourish our environment and become stronger together!
Sayonara 2021!! Time to let go of those hibernation hoodies and get back into our groove. We experimented with the relieving thought that no one will see us but now all eyes will be on you. How will you enter this new year? Grown out highlighted hair & cracking, out grown nail polish? I think not! This year we will enter with our heads held high strutting down the street with bold hair, expressive nails and our skin glowing. Our lockdown years were all about reimagining ourselves at home with the limited supplies we could grasp onto. It included our bad DIY colours and cuts. We saw mullets reviving and a more modern female approach. Wolf cuts swarmed social media and paved the way for bolder more modernised cuts. As we experimented with our kitchen scissors a new way of expressionistic hair was created. Simplicity was no more. Texture, layers and free hand cutting will be all the rage as we explore ourselves and what is going to compliment us the most. Jaggered free style cutting made to flatter your face and designed just for you. This new style is not for the faint hearted and the trust in your stylist increases substantially as if Edward Scissorhands himself is standing behind you. Eek. This textured extravagance of shapes will be followed by the BBB. Big Bouncy Blowdries. Volumised hair perfectly bouncing as you make your perfectly delayed entrance. We also move forward into embracing the curly side of life. This year is all about becoming our most authentic self. There is no time for “safe” looks. Through 2021 we saw little pops of colour appear and in 2022 these will be taken to the next level. Bold, bright colours catching our eyes as we trudge to work. In the British Vogue January Magazine cover you can see Kristen McMenamy rocking her extravagant hair. Already we can see the redevelopment of Dip Dyes and horizontal stripes giving individuals that oomph they have so long desired for. On the beauty side of things we expect this colourful embrace to continue into the year. Bright fresh nails will flow through the year to pay tribute to our beautiful seasons. Early 2000’s inspired French tips have started making a come back but with a twist of colour. Our skin is the largest organ in our body and is our bodies first line of defence. Due to living in Australia our skin requires different assistance than other countries. We are tinted by our glowing sun and engulfed in the salts from our beaches. It is time to perfect a skin care routine that will last you a life time. After vigorous tanning trying to catch up after lockdown, a good skin care routine will give your skin the nourishment it needs. This year we deserve to have fresh healthy skin full of life and radiating good energy. Hello Vitamin infusions and light therapy! All in all 2022 is all about you. Your hair, your skin and your ability to be you. At Bare Beauty House we strive to help you understand yourself on the outside so you feel your best on the inside.
At Bare Beauty House we strive to find the best and most innovative clean beauty treatments to bring out your inner glow and this year will be no different! As new trends arise such as bold bright colours, we will maintain our advocacy for green technology and minimised waste in beauty salons. Our partnership with Oway will continue and we look forward to using their biodynamic colours to help create your most authentic self. At Bare Beauty House we also use Synergie Skincare who’s main focus is clean science. They reformulate their products whenever a more sustainable and sophisticated approach is available. A big reason why we love Synergie Skin is they not only help find your inner glow they do so while maintaining the glow of the world around us. Synergie Skin has the focus of clean pure Australian science delivered globally. Terri Vinson, founder and lead scientist, uses the 4 T’s when talking about our skin. Texture, Tone, Tightness and Topicals. These 4 are the main aspects of what we focus on when treating and protecting your skin. With this in mind, we are bringing in new treatments such as vitamin infusions and light therapy throughout the year. For those of you who don’t know about Vitamin infusions, it is a mini facial in itself where we cleanse and exfoliate your skin and then using an ultra sonic micro therapy device paired with the vitamins that your skins craving, massage and infuse the vitamins into your skin. The sound therapy device helps push the ingredients deep into your skin allowing a deeper cleanse and vitamin infusion which results in longer lasting, visible results where you will leave the salon absolutely glowing! Light Therapy, as many of you probably know, has many benefits. One of which is stimulating cellular activity, including the fibroblasts that produce collagen, a substance that gives young skin its plump look. Collagen production helps minimise fine lines and wrinkles, treat sun-damage and stretch marks, and reduce redness. Our in salon light therapy treatments will use different coloured lights to target the varied skin concerns. The light therapy treatments have no downtime, so you can be back out in the sun with no concerns, as well as being able to have a light therapy treatment every 48 hours for maximum results! We also partner with ‘Sustainable Salons’ to provide an eco friendly approach to the removal of waste. Together we have kept 69kg of plastics out of landfill, 138kg of paper recycled and have recycled 100kg of metals. We also look at the more humanitarian side of life and have provided over 169,000 meals to those in need and we actually couldn’t do that without you. The meals are provided by donating the profit from the sales of recycled aluminium and paper used in your services! At Bare Beauty House we focus on informing clients and being a voice in the hair and beauty industry. Naomi Browner, our founder, is due to be a speaker at this years hair festival (covid pending) and will help educate our industry about the more sustainable approach to hair and beauty. This year we also have ‘Earth Day’ in April, ‘Clean up Australia’ in March and following that we have National Plant a Tree Day & Plastic free July. For every one of these events we will have different campaigns to help provide support and knowledge to our local community and industry. Using our clean products, partnering with the right waste removal services and being an advocate for positive change within our industry collectively helps us to become a sustainability leader within the industry and ultimately achieve our goal of continued commitment to the environment and surrounding community.
Bare Beauty House strongly promotes a proactive and preventative approach to beauty. This is done by encouraging and educating our community on the benefits of acting before a concern arrises. For example, having regular facials will proactively nourish your skin, we can protect and refresh your skin every 4-6 weeks to avoid you having break outs, flare ups, or dry cracked skin. From there you maintain the health of your skin at home, using your holistic skin care routine. This includes factors such as ensuring you have a healthy diet and are drinking enough water. Ensuring you are keeping active each day and spending time in nature. On top of that you will nourish your skin with essential oils and vitamins and help them penetrate into the dermis of the skin using holistic tools such as Jade rollers and Gua Sha. A lot more people are consistent with this concept when it comes to their hair care. For example most people will do a hair mask or nourish their hair with oils on a consistent basis to prevent split ends and dry hair. Most people will get a haircut consistently to ensure they can maintain the health of their hair. This forward thinking should be adapted to not only your skincare but to a complete lifestyle approach, helping you flourish ensuring all aspects of your life are positive. Spending more time in nature and moving our bodies will proactively reduce mental health issues caused by anxiety and depression. Not only will we feel connected to something bigger than ourselves - nature. We will also release endorphins to promote happiness and feel and look healthier, which again will promote happiness, overall lifestyle satisfaction and help your natural beauty shine from the inside out. At Bare Beauty House we promote you to take control once and for all, and believe that wellness isn’t just a treat, but it is something that lies within all of us and is essential for us to thrive. We believe in the power of simplification. You don’t need a 10 step beauty routine, you don’t need the fanciest blow dryer. You need simplicity and a sustainable beauty routine that you can be consistent with. We believe in creating a hair and beauty routine that is sustainable, not just for the environment but for your daily routine and for your finances. To us, this means providing exceptional customer service that addresses your specific skin care or hair care concerns using the minimal amount of products. This not only reduces wastage but will also help save you money in the long run, giving you the power to shield your skin and hair from daily pollutions and take back the control to enable you to focus on the pleasures of life. If you want to find out more, book a complimentary consultation with us to discover the first steps on your new beauty journey.
You know how you take vitamins for gut health or maybe to help you sleep better. We;; vitamins as you have probably started to realise can be used in many different ways. Your skin ( thats your largest organ by the way) benefits greatly from Vitamins A B & C being topically applied. We call them, The Regulator, The Multi-tasker and The Fortifier, Heres how this trio helps turn back the clock, reduce pigmentation and skin irritations including acne. Thats right this trio does it all. Vitamin A (The regulator)
- Helps reverse photo ageing
- Reduced inflammation
- Regulates epidermal turnover
- Stimulates and preserves collagen
- Improves skin texture
- Regulates oil production to help improve acne
- Restores dermal thickness
- Improves natural hydration levels
- Strengthens the outer skin layer
- Decreases inflammation and skin irritation
- Increases collagen to reduce appearance of lines and wrinkles
- Increases skin immunity
- Addresses pigmentation by reducing pigment transfer to epidermal cells
- Enhances blood flow in skin which promotes healthy vessels for transferring skin nutrients to rid of toxins.
- Vital for collagen production
- Helps to brighten skin and reduce pigmentation
- Powerful antioxidants protect cells from free radicals and UV damage
- Anti inflammatory and aids tissue repair
- Helps improve and smooth out fine lines
- Revives dull skin for optimal radiance
The Winter months can be so harsh and drying on your skin. With the wind getting colder (thanks arctic blast) and the heating being cranked up indoors, this change of climate can be a shock to our skin especially after months of warm weather and humidity. In the cooler months we really need to nourish and hydrate our skin just that little bit more. Kristina from Bare Beauty House recommends to "have regular facials during winter to help maintain moisture and hydration within your skin". These facials will help deliver maximum hydration giving you the best results for keeping your skin youthful. One of our favourite ways of doing this is using our Ultrasonic Micro-therapy Device. The way this works on the skin is by using sound waves to create physiological effects within the skin tissue. The machine helps push products deeper into the epidermis layer of the skin, giving you a deeper clean and helping our products penetrate further from not only faster results but a deeper hydration. In between facials we recommend maintaining these results by using an at home face mask once a week, followed by your regular double cleanse and exfoliation. Once your mask has worked its magic rinse off with a warm towel and nourish your skin with face oils and moisturisers recommended by your skincare professional. But what about the skin on my body.. You haver probably noticed that moisturisers just sink straight in and don't feel like they are doing much right now. Kristina recommends a detoxifying body treatment to remove dead skin cells and nourish your body. Refresh and renew your skin with this highly detoxifying full body treatment. Marine salts assist the buffing away of dulling skin cells ready for potent aromatics to be infused into the skin. A highly active seaweed body wrap will purge the toxins and remineralise the skin. This is followed by a skin drenching moisturising blend finalising the treatment leaving your skin feeling silky soft, smooth and glowing. Body treatments arnt just good for your skin on the outside, they also help remove toxins from your system allowing you to hit that reset button feeling healthy and glowing. You can maintain these silky smooth results using a body butter at home each evening. So dont worry about having dry skin this winter, nourish and replenish your skin with these helpful tips and feel amazing from the inside out!
Wedding colours include pastels, natural hues, and nude. As you enter your favourite sustainable nail salon for your wedding day booking, you are suddenly overwhelmed with all of the different options for nude nail polish. What was meant to be an easy nail polish selection has just turned into one of the hardest decisions of your wedding! But do not fear, bride-to-be, the nail experts here at Bare Beauty House are here to help with this easy guide to choosing your best nail colour for your wedding. With our favourite non-toxic, hard-wearing and long-lasting Dazzle Dry collection couldn’t get easier than this. When it comes to neutral nail polish, it’s not a matter of one shade fits all, especially on your big day. This is because we all have different skin tones. To know your tone means that you know what range of neutral tone colours you can start looking at. First determine your skin tone by looking at the underside of your wrist. If the veins appear blue, you have cool undertones. If the veins appear green, you have warm undertones in your skin. If there is no distinct difference from green or blue, then you are lucky enough to be a neutral skin tone. The common skin classifications are; fair complexion with warm undertones, fair complexion with cool tones, medium complexion, olive complexion, and dark complexion. Now that we know our skin tone, it’s time to pick our nail colour. “For a clean sleek look try going a shade or two lighter.” recommends Kana, The Bare Beauty House nail technician. For fair skin with cool undertones, try a sheer baby pink as it won’t look to yellow against your skin tone. Dazzle Dry suggests their nail polish ’Truth’ or ’Touch of Love’. Both are sheer cream nail polishes that are nontoxic. For medium skin completions with warm undertones, select creamy beiges. A few options are ’Smitten’, which is a full coverage creme. If you are wanting something a little less covered, try the semi-sheer creme colour, ’Strawberry Macaron’. Darker skin complexions are lucky enough to handle a variety of nudes from dusty pinks to pink latte tones. Dazzle Dry has these nude shades in ‘Boss’, ‘Girlish Giddy’ and ‘Ready Set Pose’ which are sure to be the theme of your wedding. A few things to remember when choosing the correct shade of nail polish for your wedding is to not focus too much on trying to match your nude to your actual skin tone. Going a shade lighter or darker is actually a bit flattering. Nude polish is not only trending, but it will actually elongate the look of your fingers. So go ahead and walk down the isle this wedding season feeling confident with all of your wedding decisions, even your nail color. Cheers to you, Bare Beauty Babe! Xx
Oway has created an outstanding colour brand and have strong values that we share. For these reasons we feel safe using them to create outstanding shades for you to enjoy month on end. Here is a little more information about Oway and what they do. At Oway they creat Agricosmetics. For them, this means growing zero-mile plants, flowers and medicinal and aromatic shrubs on their ORTOFFICINA estate, on the hills of Bologna. It means choosing the biodynamic method - the healthiest and cleanest, which does not re- quire the use of chemicals - to obtain pure, ultra-effective essential oils, hydrolates and extracts that become active ingredients in OWAY treatments. Agricosmetics® is packaging OWAY formulas, rich in natural ingredients, only in glass and aluminium, precious, protective and completely recyclable materials. agricosmetics® means eliminating plastic, which is highly polluting, and un- necessary and superfluous packaging and making the necessary tools exclusively in eco-sustainable paper, wood, metal, cotton: natural materials that convey authentic sensations. It means using renewable energy for business processes to reduce the environmental footprint. agricosmetics® is creating concentrated products, rich in active ingredients so that, in the salon and at home, they are used in the right quantities, thus avoiding waste. agricosmetics® is a way of thinking, a way of life, a conscious choice. It is putting care, conscience and attention in every choice and action, and creating quality products that respect environment and people. Fair trade purchasing guarantees farmers a fair return and dignified work conditions, eliminating speculative intermediation and support- ing self-development projects. The producer organisations do not use child labour and they envisage a strong presence of women in participative and decision-making processes. The protection of the environment is guaranteed in all production phases and the farms respect local crops and biodiversity. The phrase WE LOVE ANIMALS communicates their ethical choices. Oway has made a decision not to export OWAY to the countries, where importers are obligated to perform testing on animals. Marking the culmination of our work, we obtained PETA Cruelty Free recognition and certification in the U.S.A. PETA (People for the Ethical Treat ment of Animals) is the largest world organisation for the protection of animal rights. PETA has always been at the forefront in the fight against vivisection, experimentation and other brutal treatments of animals. OZONATED WATER, VERY PURE WATER Water is an essential raw material for many cosmetic products, but it is also the vehicle of microbes and bacteria, which may contaminate the formulas. To preserve the purity of our products to the maximum, the water contained in them undergoes two natural purifying treatments: reverse osmosis and ozonisation. REVERSE OSMOSIS is a completely natural process that technology has "borrowed" from nature. It is a safe and effective system, which separates the water from foreign substances through the use of special mem- branes, called semi-permeable or osmotic. These membranes allow pure water filtration and retention of foreign substances both in suspension and dissolved. After reverse osmosis, we proceed to water ozonisation. Ozone, a natural molecule composed of 3 atoms of oxygen, destroys any residual microorganisms by oxidation, breaking the cell membrane in a few seconds. As a result of these process- es, the water is microbiologically purified. Oway actively ensures their products are as natural as can be, preserving the ingredients, the land on which they are grown and the community helping to harvest them. They care about the entire process and make high qualoity professional products. This is why we will continue to support them.
There are over 40 muscles in our face that are continuously at work, when we laugh, frown, squint, talk or express our emotions in any other way. They are often the first ones to store stress and tension along with old emotions and past memories. That’s why we can tell someone’s character just by looking at the lines on their face. Facial muscles support an amazing function that allows us to express our unique selves! Continuous daily use of facial muscles means that over time they shorten and harden, they’re no longer able to return to their original length and form. Shortened muscles pull soft tissue and skin on the surface and as a result we start to get deeper and deeper expression lines; some of us start to clench or grind; others develop headaches or twitches. In addition to this, facial muscles fight gravity every second of the day or at least they are supposed to fight it when in their healthy tone. Regular facial massage is not only an aesthetic, but a therapeutic treatment vital for maintaining health and tone of facial muscles. Sculptural facial massage brings these muscles back to their original shape and length, softens lines, melts away tension, releases past emotions and simply soothes your Soul! During the treatment clients feel deeply relaxed and often fall in and out of sleep. After the treatment they have that well-rested relaxed post-holiday look and report feeling completely different only wishing they’d found out about it much earlier. Of course emotions and stresses will start to build up again over time as such is our nature, so it’s important to have treatments on a monthly basis. Regular facial massages started at a young age prolong relaxed youthful look on the face for many years ahead and are certainly a long-term investment.
Who doesn't want clear, youthful skin? If you’re struggling to keep your face blemish-free, you've got some signs of ageing popping up or you're just sick of the bags under your eyes, we’ve got a few tips to share. First, it’s important that you identify and understand your skin type:
- Sensitive skin may sting or burn after product use
- Normal skin is clear and not sensitive
- Dry skin is flaky, itchy or rough
- Oily skin is shiny and greasy
- Combination skin is dry in some areas and oily in others
It can be so confusing to know what to avoid and even more confusing to figure out why you should avoid them. In general, it is best to avoid any ingredient, natural or synthetic, which can poison the environment or cause harm to human health. The below ingredients have been proven toxic and mutagenic and should be avoided as much as possible. We have made some suggestions on alternative ingredients to look for but in some cases you can just leave this ingredient out altogether. Your needs will vary depending on your skin care needs, so ask your local green beauty therapist for their advice.
- SLES or Sodium Laureth Sulfate and other sulfate based detergents