Whilst looking at ingredients to avoid in skincare products, a lot of conflicting opinions appear and I want ingredients backed by science. I know a lot of you say don't believe that mineral oil/silicones are bad but I want to know about:
A) fragrances - are they all bad? I take a lot of my stuff from Paula's Choice ingredients dictionary and I avoid things like linalool, limonene, geraniol and potentially all fragrances. Now that I am looking more in-depth into the products I use on my clients, I note that the majority of the products have these ingredients in. Are they bad? I would 100% avoid all fragrances if possible because I read that long-term, fragrances can cause damage to the skin... but people have been wearing perfume forever so is there any science to this?
retinol, AHA/BHA are great 'active' ingredients but what are marketing ingredients? Is vitamin-c and other ingredients with similar claims backed by scientific evidence?
I would really some people to weigh in because a lot of the stuff in my industry is bull****.