The Good The Bad The Ugly
Our skin is the largest organ of our body, and it’s also the most susceptible to damage. While you may be sure to put on sunscreen every time you head out of the house, buy only non-comedogenic makeup products, and do your best to moisturize daily, did you know that some of your favorite personal care products might be actually poisoning your skin?
We’ve categorized 50 of the most common ingredients found in personal care products into three sections:
The following ingredients made our Good List. These products have been proven to be effective in their respective usages, without the threat of scary, serious side effects. While everyone reacts differently to topical treatments, these ingredients tend to be the gentlest and safest to use.
The ingredients on our Bad List fall on the negative end of the spectrum. While they may be effective in their intended usage, they generally come along with a large smattering of side effects and risks that can create bigger problems. Some of these ingredients don’t have enough research behind them to prove that they are effective.
The ingredients on our Ugly List are to be avoided at all costs. These ingredients have been proven to wreak havoc on our health. The following can do more harm than good, and it’s important to inspect your personal care items to ensure these ingredients aren’t seeping into your skin and body.