“Fragrance” is a good word, except when it comes to skincare. Why? Because when you see it on a label, “fragrance” often includes synthetic chemicals which most of you want to avoid if you are looking for natural products.
According to the FDA, trade secrets don’t have to be revealed and “fragrance” falls into that category. Any number of questionable ingredients can hide behind that term. But that limits transparency for you and your delicate skin. If fragrance on the label is not clearly defined, you may be putting potentially harmful ingredients on your skin.
The truly natural way for your skincare to smell good is with plant-based ingredients and essential oils. These should be clearly listed on the product’s label without the word “fragrance”. Happy shopping!
My own self-care gave me a purpose. Since our family member is in recovery from addiction, I decided to donate clean beauty products to different sober living centers. I ask those I know to suggest places and donate because of the personal connection.
Where do I find my motivation? It took a long time to see that motivation comes from inside of me. I began a list of “INSTEAD OF” beliefs after using self-care to decompress from my job and the stress of a family member struggling with addiction. It's so meaningful to help others in their journey toward clean living.
Even natural skincare brands sometimes begin with a base or blend purchased from another company. However, there are clear benefits to the brand and the customer of building the formula one ingredient at a time.