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Are Your Moisturising Labels Telling Little White Lies?

Does sensitive skin sound familiar to you

Does sensitive skin sound familiar to you?

If you suffer from sensitive skin, you’ll know the challenges that lie ahead when you go shopping for a new moisturiser…will it itch? Will it irritate my skin? How will my skin react if I buy the wrong one?!


These are all real issues to be concerned about; after all, you only want what is best for your skin, something that is going to be kind and gentle and not cause you frustration and skin woes.


It is typical to reach for products that are labelled as ‘hypoallergenic, ‘recommended by dermatologists’ or ‘fragrance-free’ when you’re on the lookout for a sensitive moisturiser; the words alone suggest that they’re going to be soothing and most importantly, suitable. However, a recent study from JAMA Dermatology has found that these statements aren’t always true.


The researchers in the report looked at ingredients in one hundred bestselling moisturisers for the whole body that were available to buy at three leading stores – Amazon, Walmart and Target. The products, attached to their suggestive labelling, were found to typically come with a higher price tag, however, they didn’t necessarily exclude the chemicals  that are recognised as possible allergens or skin irritants.


In the study, 45% of products classed as fragrance free did in fact have a chemical included that was classed as a fragrance cross-reactor. In addition, 83% of products that were marketed as hypoallergenic had a potentially allergenic chemical lurking within their ingredients.

Did you know?! All skin can be sensitive. With everything our skin has to tolerate – the weather, air conditioning, stress, pollution and more, it’s no surprise it sometimes gets a little irritated. When we talk about sensitive skin, we aren’t talking about a skin type; we’re talking about all skin. It’s just how skin naturally is. And that’s not a bad thing. Our skin is a living organ and it’s designed to tell us when something isn’t right. Blemishes, dryness, tightness, breakouts, redness; these are all signs that your skin is sensitive. Our products are suitable for all skin types, including the most sensitive skins. However, here at Embalm Skincare we offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on all our full-sized products. So if for some reason, your gorgeous skin does not agree with our products, you’ll receive a full refund. Products returned to date: ZERO – now that speaks for itself!

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What does this mean for the consumer? Essentially, it can be muddling to find a moisturiser that is beneficial to your skin and safe to use from the products marketing tag-line alone. Advertising claims are evidently habitually telling little white lies, and the ingredients can cause problems for your skin.


What can you do from here?


Chemical free and completely pure, natural is the safest and best option for your skin. Natural ingredients that have been fully and safely grown by Mother Nature are rich in essential nutrients, keep out any nasties, and do just what a moisturiser is supposed to do…without the risk. They are much better for your skin and your health in the long term.


Ingredients that are natural also help to heal your skin on the outside and inside; the ingredients are absorbed into the skin and can help repair damage, improve blood flow and oxygen levels, and increase collagen production.


Comparing the benefits of going ‘au natural’ to the risks and dangers of buying potentially harmful and misleading skincare products, it is clear what is best. Will you make the right decision for your skin?


Here at Embalm Skincare, our products are 100% natural and with no hidden nasties or fillers! Each of our natural skincare products has been carefully crafted to infuse your skin with the power and benefits of Mother Nature’s most wonderful ingredients. We also offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee, just in case… Ready to make the change? Click here to discover our range.

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