For a long time there has been panic over chemicals in beauty products.
And for an equal period of time, that panic over chemicals has been annoying AF.
There seems to be a lot of shade being thrown at non-‘natural’ beauty products. Lots of, “I don’t want chemicals in my makeup,” or, “My shampoo is natural and chemical-free,” or, “OMG, my holy grail face wash has chemicals in it, so I have to switch.
No Such Thing
…as a chemical-free product. Period. End of story. Literally everything, including whatever crunchy goop you’re slathering on your face, is composed of chemicals. Everything. The banana-kale smoothie you somehow gulped down at breakfast, your favorite computer, you, me – made of chemicals.
I hope I didn’t blow your mind with that, but if I did…good! Every realization like this helps reduce the blind panic over chemicals.
Ending the Panic over Chemicals
First, consider these five words:
Chemicals are not inherently bad.
…and then these ones:
Just because something is natural does not make it effective let alone good or safe for use in or on our bodies.
Both are truths, and it’s really all you need.