Would you put bad eggs in a pavlova base thinking the fresh strawberries going on top would make up for that?
The same goes with skin-care products. Adding plant-based ingredients to a base of nasties (read synthetic alcohols, polymers, ethers, amides, parabens, sulphates, etc) doesn’t make much sense, does it? That trace of apricot kernel oil or green tea extract is not going to compensate for the effects of any SLS, PEG, PPG, DEA, TEA, MEA, DHT or DHA on the skin. These short names may sound acceptable, but what if you see the full names, such as: Sodium Laureth Sulphate, PolyEthylene Glycol, PolyPropylene Glycol, TriEthanolAmine, DiEthanolAmine, MonoEthanolAmine, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Butylated hudroxyanisole. All these synthetic chemicals can not rejuvenate or nourish the skin. And mixing them with natural ingredients is not going to change the end-result.
It makes me sad to see lovely, natural compounds wasted in cocktails of nasty chemicals, just to make a product more marketable. Why not using ONLY natural ingredients?!? If the synthetic chemicals are so great, then what’s the need for embellishments like “enriched with natural ingredients” or “natural extracts added”? If a product is plain good, there is no need to add anything to it. But obviously the chemical traders have realised that consumers were not stupid and they have asked their marketing guys what to do to keep selling their dirty chemicals. Sad, isn’t it?
Excuse my ramblings, this is just a way of urging you to read the full list of ingredients on all products you buy and consume.
Nature does have everything we need. Enjoy the nature’s goodness!