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To what extent are chemicals
in our products a problem?

TOXIC TINCTURE
A It's widely accepted that the toxins
we put on our skin enter the body, but
research into their effects and the levels
we're exposed to is ongoing
KW says... Some synthetic
ingredients are known hormone
disruptors. They can also irritate the
skin, causing eczema and acne

Which ingredients should we
look out for and avoid?

CLOSER LOOK
A Check out the ways chemicals can be
listed as they aren't always labelled
with their full name
KW says... Studies show parabens,
phthalates, synthetic fragrance, parfum,
sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium
laureth sulfate (SLES) have harmful or
negative properties

Q

MODERN WAYS
A Natural skincare used to mean
compromising on efficiency, but green
initiatives have changed this
KW says... There's no need to go
without actives such as peptides,
vitamin A, vitamin C, SPFs, acids,
anti-ageing factors, just because you're
opting to choose consciously

KATIE WHITE
is the founder of
re:lax, a facial studio
offering treatments
in skin coaching and
nutritional therapy
relax-ldn.com

We hear about
toxins entering
the body through
our skin. Should
we switch to
synthetic-free
or are we being
greenwashed?

Q

A It can reduce sebum production and
increase skin cell turnover, but too
much can create dermatitis
KW says... Find one that has
hydrating ingredients, and use twice
a week. Retinol is found in Vitamin A.
Products such as Mad Hippie Vitamin
A Serum keep the skin from drying out

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Q

How safe is retinol and how's
best to use it?

SAFETY FIRST

Are there downsides of not
using synthetic chemicals?

Q

What's the deal with
hyaluronic acid?

ONE FOR ALL
This naturally produced molecule in
the body helps our cells retain moisture
by binding to water molecules
KW says... It's a great ingredient for
all skin types, just take a look at what
else it's blended with. To cut down on
nasties, check out ranges from natural
brands - such as Evolve

What about products that
contain Omega 3?

THE HEMP TEST
The anti-inflammatory benefits of
Omega 3 are well known, and can help
reduce hair loss. Interestingly, hemp
seeds are one of the richest sources of
Omega 3. Aussie's Calm The Frizz
shampoo contains a unique Australian
Hemp Seed oil formula that nourishes
and tames you hair's wild ways.

WORDS Rebecca Gillam

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