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    Why You Should Read Skincare Labels

    • 2 min read

    While purchasingquality products can go a long way in ensuring your skin stays happy, you should still always ready skincare labels. Labels are there for a reason. They contain a list of ingredients along with other details that help you get the most from the product. If you are blindly purchasing serums,cleansers,toners,moisturisers and other products without taking a closer look at skincare labels, you could be putting your skin at risk. 

    The Importance of Reading Skincare Labels

    Why is it so important to read skincare labels properly? Let’s take a look…

    Identify allergens

    You may not be aware of it until you develop a reaction. But allergens can often be found in products. You might not even know you have an allergy. You may even have no trouble using the product until your skin suddenly reacts. Once you know that your skin does not like certain ingredients, you’ll need to avoid products that contain the ingredient. You will also want to know if there are ingredients that are known allergens, such as harsh chemicals. This will allow you to do a spot test to see whether you develop a reaction or not.

    Spot harmful ingredients

    Sadly, many skincare products are loaded with chemicals, additives, preservatives and other nasties. It’s not always easy to see these on labels. In many cases, the wording is technical and confusing. In others, there are many different names for a single harmful ingredient. The mostharmful ingredients to watch out for include parabens, imidazolidinyl urea, Quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, phenoxyethanol, methylchloroisothiazolinone and formaldehyde. All of these have been known to trigger allergies and other skin issues.

    Find proper directions

    Are you using the product correctly? Unless you’ve read the label, you won’t ever know. Labels will always give you clear instructions to help you get the most from the product you are using. This includes how to layer the product, when and how often to use it,how to apply it and anything else you need to know. 

    One of the many great things about shopping online is that it takes away all the stress of peering at the fine print on skincare labels on the back of products. At Retail Box, we do our best to provide as much information on our products as possible. You will also be able to do your own research by looking up product names before you make a purchase. 

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