Clean beauty has evolved from being the latest industry buzzword to a revolutionary movement that is redefining beauty and skincare standards around the world. Entrepreneur.com reports that the clean beauty market is estimated to reach $22 billion by 2024 and a recent New York Times feature states that research consultancy, Brandessence, estimates that nearly one-third of the United States market is now labelled clean, with an increase of 12 percent expected from 2020 to 2027.

Over the past few years, it is clear that there’s been a significant shift towards people favouring clean beauty products and this is only continuing to rise. So, what does clean beauty actually mean and why is it important?

In this blog post, we explore the meaning of clean beauty, why it’s important for you to know about clean beauty products and how it benefits our health, well-being and the environment.

What Is Clean Beauty?

Clean beauty is a largely unregulated term which has been created in response to the limited regulation in the skincare and beauty industry and the growing concerns about the safety of cosmetics and skincare products. In broader terms, it refers to cosmetic and skincare products that are free from chemicals that are suspected to harm our health. In recent years, clean beauty has become more than just a trend and has developed into a movement that emphasises transparency, sustainability and overall well-being. Clean beauty is synonymous with non-toxic beauty and describes skincare and cosmetic products that are free from harmful chemicals. Clean beauty encourages ingredient transparency, sustainability and ethical practices and it also promotes the use of natural and organic ingredients, cruelty-free practices and environmental consciousness.

Why Should You Care?

What was once a niche market, clean beauty has taken over the global beauty industry and has now become a standalone category. Clean beauty has raised awareness about the potential harm that using certain chemicals and ingredients found in traditional beauty products can cause and has now become a way of life for many people.  Being more aware of the ingredients in the products you’re using means you can choose products that are formulated with clean and natural ingredients that are safe for your skin and long-term health.

Are Natural Beauty Products Clean?

It is important to point out that just because a product is labelled as natural it doesn’t automatically mean that it is safe or clean. Many natural ingredients can be just as harmful as synthetic ones so it is important to always do your ingredient research before you start using a product. We advise looking for products that are labelled as plant-derived and eco-friendly so you can be confident that they’re clean and free from harmful chemicals.

Ingredients to Avoid

Our skin is our superhero organ that protects us from disease and viruses so taking care of it is extremely important. Everything we put onto our skin is absorbed into our body, blood and lymphatic system so it is important to pay close attention to the ingredients in the products you use. Most mainstream products feature toxic and harmful ingredients that can cause irritation and sensitivity and impact our long-term health. We recommend avoiding using products that contain parabens, sulphates, silica, talc and petroleum as these ingredients are extremely harmful to our health.

Environmental Impact

It’s impossible to talk about clean beauty and not talk about the environment. Clean beauty embraces sustainable practices, minimising the use of non-renewable resources and reducing waste. The clean beauty movement has started conversations about sustainable practices across the industry whereas, in previous years, there was little discussion amongst traditional brands about environmental issues.

What Clean Means at GLIST

We only use clean, natural and non-irritating ingredients in our premium sheet masks collection because we’re passionate about protecting our skin health and long-term health from the inside out. All our hydrating sheet masks are paraben-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free, vegan and Halal and we never test our products on animals. This means that our products are safe enough for children to use and strong enough for people who want to see instant results.

Our highly specialised skincare is suitable for all skin types, especially people with sensitive skin and we believe that it is important to be transparent about the ingredients we use in our products. The full ingredient list for our nourishing sheet masks can be found on the product packaging and on each product page on our website.

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