Three Tricks to Know If Your Skincare Products Are Safe

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Do you know what’s in your skincare products? The truth may scare you!

As a member of the TRBC family, we want you to be safe when you are selecting skincare products. At TRBC, all of our skincare creams, serums are made in the United States and only include quality products.   We consulted with some leaders in the skincare industry to provide you three tips on making sure the products you use are safe.

Your skin is your largest organ. It protects your body and helps you stay healthy. It also absorbs whatever you put on it. Since the ingredients in your skincare products make their way into your bloodstream, you don’t want them to be toxic.

Sounds simple, but the best thing that you can do to protect yourself is to read the label. We know that skincare product labels can be confusing. So, here are some tips that will help you understand skincare labels.

TIP #1.

Ingredients are listed from highest to lowest concentration.   This means if a really great ingredient is listed at the bottom, you’re not going to get much benefit from it. For instance, if you are trying to decide on your favorite EMU Oil and Emu Oil is the 10th ingredient listed on the label, you may want to get another option. This happens a lot with less expensive products. Sometimes, the saying is true, you get what you pay for!  The opposite is also true if an ingredient you’re meant to be wary of (like alcohol) is listed within the first three ingredients, opt for another product.

TIP #2.

The open-jar symbol represents how long the product is viable and safe to use once opened. Customers should look for the numbers 6M, 12M, 24M. The M stands for months of use once opened. Use those numbers as a guide for when to replace your product.  If it’s expired, for example, any oil ingredients (the spreading agents) will always rise to the top, so if you continue to use it, you may be applying a higher concentration of potentially pore-clogging oil to your skin. And if your product comes in a pot (or any packaging that requires using your fingers to get the formula out), bacteria can transfer easily, and you run the risk of adding more bacteria to your skin.

TIP #3:  

Look for a bunny on the label. The bunny symbol indicates that the product is cruelty-free.  Cruelty-free products are generally are much gentler on the skin, rather than harsh, artificial chemical ingredients that are usually found in commercial skincare products,” say skincare experts… ” And because they tend to be gentler on the skin, these products can be excellent choices for people with chronic skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

There it is TRBC family, whether or not you are purchasing for us or another company, we hope these tips have made you are a smarter consumer.

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