As estheticians and skin care professionals, clients trust that we use dependable and effective products. That’s why we look for specific ingredients that we trust like zinc oxide and Lactic Acid, but what about the ingredients we should avoid? There are loads of ingredients to steer clear of, but parabens and synthetic fragrances are two toxic skin care ingredients to avoid using altogether.

Parabens are a chemical that has been found to act like estrogen in the body and can raise estrogen levels, which is the reason behind its link to breast cancer. And big brands don’t bat an eyelash using parabens and other harsh chemicals because it’s a cheaper alternative to botanical and natural options. Yikes!

Now that you’re in a panic about whether the products you use have toxic ingredients or not, here’s how to avoid putting yourself and your clients in range of this chemical: choose products that keep their ingredient lists as simple as possible. You can always speak with brand or product representatives about their ingredients to find a brand you trust. We’ll make it easy on you though, our team at Tu’el Pro can promise that we are 100% paraben free.

Synthetic Fragrances
Get this: chemicals in fragrances are basically unregulated. Federal laws don’t require companies to disclose ingredients since they are “trade secrets.” And synthetic fragrances don’t always create an attractive scent; they’re also added to simply mask the unpleasant scent of chemicals in lotions, soaps, and other products. And if you aren’t concerned yet, synthetic fragrances can cause headache, dizziness, rash, respiratory distress, and severe allergic reactions. Frankly, your clients would not be happy if they had this sort of reaction to a simple facial!

Thanks to high-powered botanicals, our products don’t need artificial flavorings. They smell good naturally without putting clients at risk for an allergic reaction! And if you want to steer clear completely of fragranced lotions, use pure essential oils to lock in moisture.