When it comes down to it, beauty products are about their ingredients. Sure, the chic packaging, intoxicating smells and Insta-appeal are beautiful, but it’s the ingredients that can make or destroy a product. The right ingredients can change our skin and make us call our love from the rooftops – or with five-star ratings in the digital age. Conversely, the wrong ingredients can do more harm than good and cause us to review the refund policy of a store for dissatisfied customers.
Some ingredients, such as Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid, have earned a reputation for being very popular with skin care professionals. Others explode faster than a viral browsing trend and are quickly forgotten in favor of the next trendy thing (like crystals, maybe?). Then there are these ingredients that have collected controversial repeats, such as mineral oil.
You’ve probably heard the warnings about using mineral oil and labels that called “no mineral oil”, but do you know why the ingredient is so controversial – and is it all bad? Continue reading how we get to the bottom of it.