I’m a believer in science and clinical trials when deciding on what to recommend to patients for skincare and of course, pharmaceutical treatments.
But right now there’s a lot of money and social media influence spent on convincing you that some ingredients in skincare products are harmful.
What’s interesting is that the alternatives pushed by the clean beauty movement often result in skin irritation, infections or allergic reactions.
As you’ll see from this editorial in JAMA Dermatology, many useful and safe ingredients have been “demonized” without any scientific evidence.
Beware of marketing terms like “natural” and “clean” and look for clinical trials that demonstrate the results of the product and show the vast majority of testers did not have adverse reactions.