Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Ingredients To Avoid By Sensitive Skin

Hello, dear readers

Uwahhh... Finally I’m back 
I did not intend to neglect this blog. Well, this blog has been part of my life where I pour all my experience about beauty related things.
I have not updated this blog for… what months… Ok, It’s good to be back on track anyway.
There lot things going on and I have not been able to make any single post until now. Now let me start with a topic that I wanted to write for so long.  If u followed my blog from the beginning, u must know that I’ve been battling in treating my sensitive skin. I’ve tried many products and learned that some ingredients should not be present in my skincare. Now I’d like to share about ingredients that I usually avoid.

1. Drying Alcohol

Example : Alcohol, Ethanol, Alcohol Denat, etc.
Alcohol is a solvent, it is commonly founded on toners, cleanser, skincare cream, serum, mask, etc. I noticed that many products for oily and acne prone skin often have high percentage of this ingredients. Well, let me tell u. High amount of drying alcohol is bad for ur skin. Bad for any type of skin. In the past, I have used several products with alcohol inside them too, but It was only for temporary treatment only when I was suffering from acne disaster. After I recovered, I changed my skincare.
Long time use of drying alcohol could strip ur skin natural moisture barrier. Ur skin could be drying outside but still oily inside.

2. Mineral Oil and its derivatives (in face products)

Other form/ name : petrolatum, paraffinum liquidum, paraffin, Isoparaffin, etc.
Mineral Oil is widely used as moisturizer. And often presences in creams, powder, make up, cleansers, moisturizers, serum, lips products. Cosmetic manufactures seem likely to use it because, yes, it’s cheap, no doubt about it. 
I always avoid mineral oil in my skincare and make up because it tends to clog my pores.
Mineral oil could lead to clogged pores, acne, and triggers ur sensitive skin. In long term usage, It could cause dermatitis for those who has sensitivity to it.

3. Perfume/ fragrance 

I had started to avoid perfume in face and lips products as possible.
Perfume in skincare, lipcare, makeup… well I prefer non perfumed. Perfume consists of long list of ingredients and phthalates  often included in it. If I have to use perfumed product, I usually chose ones that have little percentage or labeled phthalates free.

4. Triethanolamine (In face products)
This ingredient is high potential irritant. Many products containing this ingredient did not react well to my skin.

Well… I guest enough for now, maybe I’ll continue to add more to the list in future post(s).
Do u have sensitive skin? What ingredients u usually avoid?

See u on my next post, n stay pretty :)