How To Transition To A Clean Beauty Routine
By Eliza Thiele, June 26th, 2023
Clean beauty is all about carefully selected ingredients without compromises. Creating the perfect skincare or makeup routine without focusing on clean ingredients is already hard enough. Having said that, your skin is still going to thank you in the long run for making the switch to clean beauty. It takes time to see what works for you – so why not start now?
Don't get rid of every single product at the same time. Instead try to invest in high quality products over a longer period. This way it will be easier to keep track of your results and the changes will be more noticeable. If you replace multiple products at the same time, you might lose track of the different pros and cons of each item.
“SWITCHING TO A CLEAN BEAUTY ROUTINE IS A PROCESS THAT TAKES TIME
AND WON'T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT.”
Believe it or not but some of your most frequently used products might be the cause of your skin concerns. As already mentioned, try to focus on your most used items to notice the biggest difference. Slowly remove one product at a time and replace it with a clean alternative.
“LESS IS MORE! YOUR CABINET DOES NOT HAVE TO BE FILLED TO THE BRIM WITH BEAUTY PRODUCTS.”
READ THE LABELS
To get a better understanding of what should be avoided and what to look for when it comes to labels, we highlighted some of the most talked about toxic ingredients below. If you want to see the full ONENESS BLACKLIST have a look at the "clean ingredients” section of our website.
Are used as a preservative to make products like moisturizers last longer and can be found in a variety of different beauty products. They can be the cause of redness and allergic reactions and just like formaldehyde the EU has already banned the use of parabens. Although there is increasingly more awareness the US is currently still allowing the use of parabens.
Is commonly found in sunscreens or beauty products that contain sun protection like moisturizers or lip balms. The reason for this is that oxybenzone helps protect the skin against UV rays. Not only can it cause allergies, but it can also lead to hormonal disruptions. Using sunscreen should be your number one priority if you want to take care of your skin. Nevertheless, it is still important to look at the ingredients.
Can be found in a variety of beauty products and are very common because of their purpose to soften and smooth the skin. Creams that contain siloxanes leave the skin feeling silky but on the contrary, are also associated with disrupting the body's endocrine system. On a further note, siloxanes are also harmful for the environment since they are not biodegradable.
The aim with using formaldehyde is to help prolong the product's shelf life. Even in small doses formaldehyde can be the cause of allergic reactions or skin irritations and has also been linked to certain cancers. The EU has already restricted the use of formaldehyde regarding beauty products. Although the FDA (food and drug administration) has put limits on the use of formaldehyde, it is still allowed in the US.
Our website provides all the information regarding the ingredients of every single Oneness product to ensure full transparency. This will help you make an informed decision in order to achieve a clean beauty routine.