skincare myths debunked:
There are a lot of skincare myths out there that can make it difficult to separate fact from fiction. Many of these myths are based on marketing tactics rather than science and it is one of the main reasons why we started Synth Labs Intl. - to champion effective lab crafted ingredients and pairing them with the highest quality natural ingredients on the market.
Join us as we debunk some of the most common skincare myths, including the myths of "clean beauty," "organic/natural is best," and "chemical-free skincare," and explain why they're based on fiction.
Myth number 001: Clean beauty is better for your skin - (our biggest gripe!)
"Clean beauty" is a term that refers to skincare products made with purely natural or non-toxic chemical ingredients. The idea that these products are better for your skin is a myth.
While it's true that some ingredients can be harsher on the skin than others, not all natural ingredients are necessarily safe or effective. In fact, some natural ingredients can be irritating or even toxic to the skin, some people can not use essential oils even in the smallest percentage or some people's skin just can not tolerate kakadu plum which can be a great ingredient for others.
Furthermore, the term "clean" is not regulated, and companies can use it to market their products without any real standards or guidelines. This means that a product labeled as "clean" may not actually be any better for your skin than a product that contains synthetic or biotech ingredients.
Don't be fooled by the marketing hype around "clean beauty." Instead, focus on choosing skincare products with ingredients that have been scientifically proven to be safe and effective for your skin type - because "clean" has no real meaning.
Myth number 002: Organic/natural is best for your skin.
While it's true that some organic or natural ingredients can be good for your skin, the idea that these ingredients are always better is a myth. Just like some synthetic ingredients i.e retinoids/vitamin a, natural ingredients can be irritating to the skin.
Furthermore, just because a product is labeled as "organic" or "natural" doesn't mean that it's actually better for your skin, most brands even use biotechnologically derived lab-engineered ingredients and label their product as natural when it is not the case.
Choose skincare products with ingredients that have been scientifically proven to be safe and effective for your skin type, regardless of whether they are organic or natural.
Myth number 003: Chemical-free skincare is best.
The idea that chemical-free skincare is best is a myth. In fact, everything is made up of chemicals, even natural ingredients. While some synthetic ingredients can be harmful to the skin, not all chemicals are bad.
Furthermore, some skincare products marketed as "chemical-free" may still contain harmful ingredients. For example, some natural ingredients can be toxic to the skin, and some essential oils can cause allergic reactions.
Focus on choosing skincare products with ingredients that have been scientifically proven to be safe and effective for your skin type, regardless of whether they contain synthetic or natural ingredients.
Remember, when it comes to skincare, relying on scientific evidence and choosing products tailored to your skin type and concerns is key. Don't fall for myths and marketing gimmicks—your skin deserves the best care based on facts, not fiction.
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