I sometimes find researching particular ingredients really frustrating, as the more controversial ingredients, information is all over the place and there are so many arguments for and against. My internet browser ends up having about 10 tabs open and I am reading through all the information discussed in forums, blog posts and at the same time trying to decipher what some of the actual scientific studies mean. I thought I would start a section on my blog on Deciphering Ingredients where I have the opportunity to surmise some of many the sources and information found, the studies conducted and explain it in a way most people can understand. It is a great way for me to share my findings but also a good way for me to learn more and get a better understanding on what is actually going into my skincare and its effects on the skin.
As my first Ingredient Spotlight post, I thought I would talk about alcohols as they do get a pretty bad wrap but it is important to remember that not all alcohols are the same. There are some good types out there as well that have some great benefits to the skin, especially in terms of hydration and moisture retention. In saying that, as many of you also know, alcohols can be bad for the skin, but how? And in what way?Read More