The Importance of Clean Skincare with Michelle Ornstein
Have you ever paid attention to the ingredients used in your skincare products? Do you know what clean skincare ingredients are? In the US, there are minimal regulations for the ingredients used within our skincare products, especially since Europe has over 10,000 ingredients they have banned that we still continue to use here.
This can be a problem because our skin is an organ, and is absorbing what we place onto it. So if we are not using clean skincare ingredients, then we can be supplying our body with toxic chemicals without even knowing it!
Using clean skincare products is extremely important because of the amount of toxic load our bodies are already facing on a daily basis. The reason we see so many skin issues is typically due to excessive stress to the internal organs, such as the liver, and so the body pushes out what it cannot handle through the skin. As talked about in this episode, healthy skin is an internal and external battle.
Are all skincare ingredients created equally?
The short answer is no. Like mentioned above, ingredients are not regulated, therefore not all companies try to provide products with the highest quality ingredients. Many skincare products are made from cheap or imitation-type ingredients because it is cheaper for the companies to make their products out of these. Or, some ingredients will be so processed that you lose most of the healthy components to the product itself.
In this episode, Michelle Ornstein discusses many ways to improve the quality of your skincare products:
»What to look for in quality, clean ingredients
»How essential oils within products can benefit the skin
»Why it is important to know the suppliers and growers
»Why using herbs to make products is so powerful
Michelle is the owner of Enessa. Her products are made of pure and organic ingredients.
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Shownotes[3:40] What got you so interested in skincare since the age of 16
[6:00] Her first interaction with a dermatologist to fix her acne-prone skin was to take antibiotics
[9:00] She received a kit to make her own skincare products and it used neat plant-based products
[13:20] Aromatherapy was an eye opening experience for her to learn how to use essential oils to help the body
[20:00] Michelle was one of the first people who focused on organic products, to the point she was almost too early to the game
[21:20] When she first started blending essential oils with carrier oils, there was very few to choose from
[23:10] What can be a toxic ingredient within a skincare product, and what should we avoid
[31:35] USA is finally starting to look into banning and approving ingredients that other countries have banned or approved
[32:30] Do you have to state the ingredients on the product
[39:00] A lot of oils are highly refined so that they don't change the color or viscosity of the final product
[40:30] The dermatologist tried to give you a one-size-fits-all approach to skincare, why is it important to provide options for different skin types
[47:45] Acne or skin issues can be more than an external problem, there could be other things going on within the body that is causing you to push toxins out through the skin
[52:10] Why is it so important to have a direct connection with the growers and suppliers
[59:30] Michelle had interesting experiences with Moringa oil
[63:25] What are the quality ingredients used in Enessa
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