What is Clean Beauty and Why You Should Opt For It

What is clean beauty? 

Having no defined regulatory standards makes Clean Beauty a broad and subjective term. However At Cher Amour, For us Clean implies sourcing and using fair trade natural ingredients which are always free from Sulfates, parabens, artificial fragrance,  palm oil, and other nasties which makes them safe for your skin, body, and the environment.  

Not everyone who uses beauty products is educated in the area, so how do you identify clean beauty products? 

Ideally, Clean beauty includes a long list of “free-from” ingredients, toxins, and questionable ingredients the products are formulated without, like sulfates and parabens, mineral oil, etc. Being different in definition from Natural and Organic beauty, Clean beauty doesn’t shy away from synthetic ingredients, like hyaluronic acid (which is immensely beneficial for skin)—as long as those synthetic (lab-made) ingredients are safe. As long as the product complies with the above parameters and has a readable and non-questionable ingredient list, it is Clean. 

Why do you think people shy away from clean beauty and instead, opt for more chemically processed products when it comes to skin and body care?

I feel not choosing Organic, Clean Beauty products and Naturally formulated products have to do with awareness, pricing, and commercialization. A few years back, people weren't as educated and informed about the ill-effects of using chemical rich skincare products as they are today, also harmful chemical-based products being cheaper and widely accessible attracted the consumers. On the other hand, Organic, Natural, and Clean Beauty products are always on the higher end because of their good and quality ingredients which make people skeptical about investing their money on them over chemical skincare products. However, With the Beauty Revolution,  people are getting more aware of the repercussions of using Chemical skincare on themselves and are gladly choosing safer skincare alternatives like Organic, Natural, and Clean Beauty products. One must never choose chemical products on skin as what you put on your skin gets absorbed by the bloodstream. That being said, it's always wise to choose products made from safe, effective, and non-toxic ingredients. 

What is the difference between cruelty-free and vegan products?

Cruelty-free' refers to products that are not tested on animals, and 'vegan' refers to products that do not contain any ingredients derived from animals. Like, if a product has not been tested on animals but contains honey, then it is Cruelty-free but not Vegan. 

What are some ingredients to avoid in green products? 

Lemon Juice, Clove essential oil, Basil essential oil are some of the ingredients to avoid.

Why should one use facial tools like rollers and gua sha?

Definitely, facial tools like Kansa Wand, Gua Sha, and Face rollers work immensely well for the skin. They help in the lymphatic drainage that helps in bringing radiance to the natural complexion, making it feel more youthful. They also depuff the under-eye area, lessens wrinkles, and uplifts sagging skin. 

What are some of the most harmless natural things that one can use on any type of skin?

Coldpressed Organic Oils, like Sweet Almond, Argan, Rosehip, Olive oil as facial oils and Aloe Vera Gel as a natural moisturizer to keep the skin healthy and clear. However,  always do a patch test before trying out anything on the skin, even the most harmless, natural ingredients might not suit some people. Always Patch Test.

Moroccan Argan Oil

Coldpressed Sweet Almond Oil

Coldpressed Rosehip Oil

Aloe Vera Gel

What is a clean skincare beauty regime to follow in the morning and at night? 

Skincare is skin deep and extremely subjective. As a golden rule of skincare, Follow the C.T.M routine (cleanse, tone, moisturize) with double-cleansing. Never skip S.P.F as not wearing it gives pigmentation and even makes the skin age faster. The U.V rays are very harmful to the skin and might even cause skin cancer.

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