Clean Beauty is the trend on the rise now. More and more consumers are paying great attention to the chemicals and ingredients that are in their products. But one has to ask; how safe are these products?
by Rachel Ogbu
The phrase, “Natural hair” has over 16 million hashtag hits on Instagram. “Natural makeup” is next in line with over two million hashtags. Then you have naturalista – two million plus, natural hairstyles – one million plus and on and on. Everyone is now leaning towards products that prove to be harmless to the environment and more especially, harmless to their health.
“Clean Beauty” is the trend on the rise now. More and more consumers are paying great attention to the chemicals and ingredients that are in their products. Make up obsessed fans are educating themselves more than ever before about avoiding synthetic ingredients like parabens and micro-plastics linked to cancer and other terminal diseases.
In the Nigerian market, locally sourced skin care and beauty products are on the rise. Local vendors are flooding social media with herbal remedies for various skin dilemma but one has to ask; how safe are these products?
It is better to check it than chance it- the experts say. Nigeria based Zaron Cosmetics pride itself in the non-comedogenic range. The term non-comedogenic is one that is becoming very common these days on skincare labels. It usually affirms that a product is paraben free. If you have oily skin, it is said to avoid products with comedogenic formulations. This is supposed to cut down the amount of oil that sits on the surface of your skin. These Zaron powders are not only non-comedogenic, they both contain SPF and are Lightweight.
But hair coach and author Tola Okogwu wants to educate us differently about clean beauty.
“Parabens are preservative and they play a really important role in the products that we use especially any product that mixes oil and water together. The minute you mix oil and water you are creating a breeding ground for all kinds of nasties and bacteria So beware of any product that says its preservative free, they are either lying or that product is not good for you to put on your body.
From time to time we will be highlighting different products based on research but before then, make sure to do your own research when buying new hair, face or body goods.