Start reading your ingredient labels and make sure to avoid these in your skin care products.
Although there is a purpose for every ingredient in cosmetics, certain ingredients may not be appropriate for your specific skin condition. At Renée Rouleau, we care about what you put on your skin. That's why we avoid certain ingredients that may cause reactions in sensitive skin, acne-prone skin. Check labels before you buy so that you can avoid them also!
MINERAL OIL OR PETROLATUM
Commonly used in moisturizers and cleansers, these ingredients suffocate the skin, contributing to a dull, tired, sluggish complexion. They can clog the pores, contributing to excessive breakouts. They also trap heat in the skin, which will keep your skin red long after you get out of a hot shower.
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE OR AMMONIUM LAURETH SULFATE
Often used in foaming and gel cleansers, these ingredients are extremely drying and irritating, and encourage dead skin cell buildup. Choose sulfate-free cleansing gels.
SD ALCOHOL 40 OR DENATURED ALCOHOL
Frequently used in astringents and toners, these ingredients will cause dead skin cell buildup, which can trap oil and contribute to breakouts. They also strip water out of the skin, deleting the moisture essential for anti-aging. Choose alcohol-free toners.
Often used in skin care products, fragrance is the #1 cause of allergic reactions to products. The words "fragrance", "parfum" or "perfume" will be listed near the bottom of the ingredient list.
ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE OR ISOPROPYL PALMITATE
Commonly used in cleansers and moisturizers, these ingredients will clog the pores, leading to excessive blackheads and breakouts.
Frequently used in astringents and toners, acetone is extremely drying and can cause severe irritation.
Often found in older-formula moisturizers, lanolin can be a skin sensitizer and can aggravate breakouts.
We want to assure you that all of the Renée Rouleau skin care products DO NOT use these ingredients and we highly recommend you avoid them, too.
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