As a conscious consumer, you may have heard of the term “clean beauty” as you navigate in this beauty care journey, so how much exactly do you know about it? Don’t worry if you don’t already know, let us get the lowdown for you!
What is “Clean Beauty”?
The term “clean beauty” was born in 2015 in the United States as demands for non-toxic products are in the rise. Clean beauty refers to products free of any toxic or harmful chemicals that would imperil your own health. We’ll get more into it later. As of today, there is no official definition of the term nevertheless, do allow us to share some pro-tips that would aid you in your clean beauty pursuit.
Defining Clean Beauty Products
Since there isn’t a clear indicator of the term, we would suggest the following when selecting clean beauty products:
- Clean Ingredients
Clean ingredients are those that do not contain hormone disruptors and carcinogens, they are safe for usage.
- Pay Less Attention to Buzz Words
Buzzwords such as All-Natural, Organic, Vegan, Plant-derived, sustainably-sourced or Eco-friendly do not necessarily identify the product as clean beauty. As science and technology of beauty care are ever-evolving, it is possible to include safe synthetics, safe man-made ingredients and safe preservatives into the products.
- Focus on the Labels
Beauty brands that provide transparent labels are on the right path to clean beauty. Listing all the ingredients used in a product allow consumers a clear understanding of the content and in turn boost their confidence. At HYSSES, we’ve always made it a point to list down the plethora of ingredients contained in all our products. Being transparent is of paramount importance to us and to our consumers.
Nasties that Should be Avoided
If you are new to clean beauty, here is a quick glance at all the nasties that would cause harm to your health:
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS)
- Artificial Colours
- Aluminium Compounds
- Refined Petroleum
- Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)
Our Recommendations for Clean Beauty Products
Calendula oil, which contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties to prevent acne and reduce skin redness, and Vitamin A to reveal a healthy, new layer of skin, can help soothe irritated skin.
Myth: Face oils clog pores, causing acne and oily skin.
In fact, the opposite is true. Using Linoleic acid-rich facial oils helps your skin retain hydration and keeps your face moist and plump, which helps prevent breakouts.
Natural Skin Care Remedy for Glow and Wrinkle-Free Skin. This lightweight formula contains frankincense and patchouli, which work together to visibly restore and renew the skin's moisture and elasticity, resulting in a taut, supple, and flawless complexion.
This HYSSES Facial Scrub, formulated with natural exfoliating ingredients like fine apricot seed powder and pink clay, refines and hydrates your delicate skin for smoother skin texture. With Frankincense and Patchouli essential oils, you can even out your skin tone. This extra strength facial scrub sloughs off dead skin cells and encourages cell renewal for a brighter complexion.
Begin your day with the uplifting aroma of bergamot and geranium, which has natural deodorant properties and is suitable for everyday use. To thoroughly cleanse the skin, use a non-drying and gentle formula. Natural botanical ingredients soften and condition the skin.
Brighten tired and dull skin, encourage good blood circulation, and boost nutrient absorption. Erases traces of dull, problematic skin with a refreshing, herbaceous blend of eucalyptus and rosemary. Gentle yet effective on acne-prone skin.
All in all, over here at Hysses, we promise you nothing but the best of products so that you’ll never have to second guess.