Simplify Your Skincare Routine
The US has some catching up to do when it comes to health regulations — approximately 1,328 ingredients have been banned or restricted in the European cosmetic industry, but only 30 have been banned in cosmetics here in the US. Not only that, but cosmetic brands do not need FDA approval before introducing new chemicals into the marketplace.
In the face of so little regulation, what can you do to ensure you are slathering on safer skincare products? "Avoid any brand that has the word 'fragrance' as an ingredient and that will weed out about 85 percent of the bad guys. If you want to take it a step further, search for brands that are 100 percent transparent about their ingredients and where they come from," Leah recommended. A natural beauty such as yourself deserves natural beauty products.