Sunday, August 29, 2010

Have you ever wondered what kinds of chemicals are in skincare?

Have you ever wondered what kinds of chemicals you apply on your face during your daily facial routine? Whether it's an exfoliant to scrub off all that dead skin cell, or just a regular cleanser - regardless of how high-end that brand is, or the toner you use, or the moisturizer you think is so moisturizing - making your skin feel ever so soft? Well I came across this website a few months ago, so go find out the truth behind your skincare product -- Cosmetics Database

So on the website, it categorizes chemicals into numbers and colours, where 10 is highly hazardous (red) and 0 is low hazardous (green). Now obviously you want your skincare in the low range.  So I explored one of the famous facial exfoliants that many people use - St. Ives Apricot Scrub.  And believe it or not, it's worth a 7 - therefore, will I use it? No.  As a matter of fact, I've never purchased their exfoliant.  I own the Shiseido Pore Purifying Warming Scrub, but too bad the website doesn't have a review on this product. =(  But I can probably search up each ingredient to see if it's bad for my skin.  My laziness is stopping me from doing that though. =P

Anyways, look up your product you're using right now and see if it's any good.


  1. if you have an iphone there is also an app you can download that is free that you can check ingredients too ,i have it on mine

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  2. sounds sweet. but unfortunately, i don't have an iphone =( . but i think i will very soon. =) probably getting the white iphone 4g.

    done, following u now =)


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