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We want you to be friends with linoleic acid. It has moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, acne-fighting, naturally exfoliating, and brightening properties; all essential for healthy, even, clear skin. Guess which product is rich in linoleic acid? The DRFO! Argan, Grapeseed, Prickly Pear, Passion Fruit, Black Currant & Cranberry Seed oils all boast impressive concentrations of this wonder worker.
To wrap up Earth month we tapped Moria Holistic (check out her Instagram and blog) a sustainable clean beauty blogger and consultant, who was generous enough to share some of her insights. We discuss making the switch to a more sustainable beauty routine, how she vets products and companies before she supports them, recycling your beauty products, and more.
When you come across names like polyethylene, polypropylene, poly-e-terephthalate, and polymethyl methacrylate you should know that these are the ingredients used to create the plastics and microplastics. They are found in personal care products and cosmetics like lipsticks and sunscreens. When it comes to damaging our environment and eco-systems, harming both animals and humans, microbeads and microplastics are no joke.
Comedogenic is the tendency for an ingredient to clog pores. A comedones is a blackhead, whitehead, or papule, essentially a non-inflammatory type of acne. Comedones can lead to the formation of inflammatory acne ie. the red, painful, and swollen type. The comedogenic scale is the rating system from 0-5.