Quick Take: Skin Care Ingredients – What You Should Know

If you have dry skin, then you might want to avoid certain products that contain alcohols, petroleum based ingredients, parabens, fragrances and dyes. If your skin is sensitive, then using skin care products that contain alcohol, fragrance and dyes can irritate your skin, and make skin conditions like rosacea and eczema worse.

Many skin care companies do not have your health in mind. They add chemicals and fragrances to products and then spend millions of dollar s on marketing campaigns to convince you to buy them. It’s important to educate yourself about what products and ingredients are actually beneficial to your skin. In other words, don’t believe the marketing hype! Many products and ingredients are not regulated by the FDA, and can be hidden from the consumer because they are legally considered “trade secrets”.

I support companies like EltaMD and Cerave because they disclose their ingredients, and use medical technology – and not marketing – to formulate their products.