This week’s Bionic Asks…
When you buy cosmetics items such as makeup, hair and skin care, body lotions, and sunscreens, do you check the ingredients label before you make your purchase?
I’m curious as to how women handle the issue of cosmetics ingredients lists. As we all know, the labeling of many products as “natural” or “organic” has led to a ton of confusion! Hopefully soon, we’ll have stricter standards on beauty product labeling.
Then there are those of us with sensitive skin or skin allergies. I know my face skin is hyper-sensitive to glycerin (both animal and vegetable derived) which is very common in skin care, hair care, and even makeup. Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid cause my skin to break out in awful cystic acne- which is a tough one, since most acne treatments contain one or both of these products.
In short, I am definitely a label-reader. I look for ingredients I know will cause problems for me, and base my buying decisions on that information. Even if it means ordering by internet, or doing hours of research.
Are there certain ingredients that you shy away from? And if you’re shopping online and the company does not list the ingredients, do you email them to ask, or go ahead and buy the product anyway?