Q - Is there a difference between fragrance and essential oils?
A - Yes, Fragrances are routinely toxic, while essential oils usually have a neutral effect on the skin. Some essential oils are irritating, but some can provide health benefits. On labels you may see "fragrance: essential oils" or something similar.
Q - What are the top 10 ingredients to avoid when buying skincare products?
Q - What can worsen the effects of sun exposure?
A - Smoking, drinking, copious food intake, exfoliating, over-cleaning, sun-enhancing oils, and the use of too much topical oil in general.
Q - Is lactic acid bad?
A - Not at doses of less than 5 percent. Lactic acid is the only AHA recognized by the skin. Our muscles make it along with other cells, and it is frequently deposited in the skin. In fact, it is a natural moisturizer. Like so many ingredients, the best result come from small doses. When used daily at concentrations above 5 percent, it starts to burn the skin, triggers exfoliation, and promotes skin starvation just like glycolic acid.