Beauty product labels can be pretty tricky sometimes…well, actually it’s often tricky. In fact sometimes the labels can annoy me quite a bit because the wording seems to mean one thing, but really it means another.
So how’s a vintage mama supposed to get her beauty on with all this fuzzy wording? Find out what some of the most common phrases on beauty labels really mean…
This means that the maker has done some testing in a lab or other clinical setting, however this does not mean that anything was actually “proven”.
This means that there is no noticeable smell to the product, however this does not mean that no natural extracts or essences were added to mask the natural scent of the product.
This means that a dermatologist tested it. That’s it. It does not mean that it is endorsed by any professional dermatology association or even by the dermatologist that tested it! And tested it for what? Who knows.
This means that is does not contain common pore clogging ingredients, however this does not mean that is absolutely will not cause a breakout or allergic rash.
This means that it is made with ingredients that usually do not cause allergic reactions, however every skin is different and there is no guarantee that the product won’t cause a reaction.
So does this mean that products that contain thesefuzzy phrases are junk? Nope. In fact some of my most favorite beauty products from Burt’s Bee’s use all of the above phrases. What this really means is that we have to be extra savvy when it comes to reading labels, learn to be adventurous and play with new product,s and of course get beauty advice from a trusted source (cough…like me, cough).