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#Soko Skincare Report: The Clean Beauty Edition
Clean beauty just like clean eating is a subjective term that has a multitude of different meanings depending on who you ask.
With no set definition or standard in place, clean beauty (similar to terms like natural, organic, green and even eco-friendly) may be misleading given the overall consensus is to omit ingredients that may be harmful to your skin and body - yet some of the ingredients we are told to eliminate have yet to be tested for safety and efficacy.
The root of this cause solely lies within the hands of the Federal Drug, Food and Administration (FDA). The FDA doesn't require beauty products or ingredients to be approved before they go on the market, except for a few exceptions like color additives since it is not intended for use as coal tar hair dyes and the recent addition of sunscreens and acne medications since they are considered to be medicated drugs.
Now its not to say that all beauty products are unsafe, but it can cause concern for those that are a bit more cognitive and mindful into choosing the right products and the right ingredients that their skin is exposed to.