Lordy, how many times do I have to hear that clients want “natural” skin care products for Acne or Anit-Aging? The word “natural” in skin care is a MARKETING TERM. Everything is a chemical! Water, air, dirt, gasoline, bananas, vinegar, baking soda, witch hazel, lemons…EVERYTHING.
Coconut oil, cocoa butter, algae extract, kelp, seaweed, soybean oil, spirulina… it sounds like the perfect medley of ingredients for the new natural skincare product you found at Sephora. Certified Acne Specialists have heard it again and again, “I prefer natural products”. Unfortunately, “natural” is considered one of the vaguest and deceiving words in skincare, especially when it comes to the treatment of acne. What you don’t realize, is that all of the ingredients listed above are considered to be the culprits in acne cosmetica. The above ingredients are viewed as natural but are an acne sufferer’s worst enemy with some of the highest comedogenic ratings you can find in a skincare product. As a Certified Acne Specialist, I maintain a wide variety of products to effectively treat your acne, without the use of pore-clogging ingredients. No. They are not “natural” but they are SAFE and EFFECTIVE.