Skincare varies a lot in format, price and advice ... how can you compare apples and oranges?

With so many different beauty products on the market, it is hard to determine which is right for you.

And unless you have a background in chemistry, reading the ingredient list can get very confusing! So we have some tips to help you when choosing your skincare products:

  1. Avoid products with the following ingredients: palm oil, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, Propylene Glycol, sulphates, synthetic fragrances, Bisphenol A (BPA), artificial colours, aluminium, and silicones. These chemicals are bad for your skin and bad for the planet.
  2. Know that more expensive doesn't always mean better. A $100 bottle of face cream is likely not twice as effective as a $50 bottle - you are not paying for better ingredients or research but for brand and demand.
  3. When it comes to the back of the bottle, less is more. You might not be able to understand the ingredient list, but you can be sure that shorter is better. It means the product is more concentrated and contains less fillers - so will be more effective.
  4. Opt for versatility. You don't need a million different products for every season. Choose products that work for babies and children, men and women, teens and older skin - these will be adaptive to different skin needs. Products that are safe for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and great for skin complaints or sensitive skin are going to be gentle, 'clean' formulas.


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