The "all natural" craze hit the skin-care scene in full-force, and it's clear to see why — the promise of clear skin without any harsh toxins like parabens (which we'll get to in a second) sounds almost too good to be true. Well, organic skincare lovers, we hate to break it to you, but Joshua Ross, celebrity aesthetician and owner of SkinLab, said that just because a product is slapped with the natural label does not mean it's going to do wonders for your skin.
"Not all organic products are created equally, and fragrance in a product whether it's natural or synthetic has the ability to irritate the skin," he said.
Ross highlighted that these are a few of the natural ingredients to avoid:
- Lavender: it's toxic and can cause skin cell death
- Citrus oils: they cause inflammation
- Menthol and peppermint oil: they both can be inflammatory to the skin
- Coconut oil: "While coconut oil is great to create a barrier on the skin, it doesn't allow the skin to breathe and can contribute to breakouts," he said.
If you want to incorporate skin-friendly natural ingredients into your skin care, Ross recommends using a seed oil like rosehip seed. "Those oils will mimic the oils in your skin and allow the skin to breathe," he said.
Source : https://www.thisisinsider.com/beauty-trends-that-arent-good-for-your-skin-2018-8238