Or as I’d prefer putting it, I know exactly what I don’t want and I have a relatively good idea of what I do want.
The realization really came about quite unexpectedly.
I was going home from work and had some chores on the way home which made me pass by my local Douglas (well, I mapped the walking route so it would pass my Douglas) and I went in to see and try if they have something new.
And they did! They had the new Calvin Klein Beauty and Carolina Herrera 212 VIP something (there comes a whole sentence in the name after the VIP part). Anyway, it took VIP approximately 2 minutes to display its nasty, throat-raspy side (my experience so far is that it’s some kind of a synthetic musk or flower accord, whatever it is, please, stop using it!). Beaty kept its pace ok, not that I would consider buying it ok, but it wasn’t in my throat. Until there wafted a freshly washed accord out of it and not exactly raspiness, but my nose wasn’t grateful.
My question now is, why on earth aren’t those ingredients banned by the IFRA because they are the only ones that actually have a physical effect on my body? And they are going to have it even if someone else puts it on. I’ve smelled a lot of essential oils so far and I can tell you none of those ever made any similar impact.
I want IFRA to ban this. It irritates my throat.
I’m more and more for the natural stuff.
Which got proven later today. I came home and went to take a shower and decided to use my all natural peeling on my body as well (it’s a small bottle so I was saving it for my face mostly). I got it from the Scented Djinn – their Etsy shop.
I don’t know their names, I have two peelings (I couldn’t find them on their site now). One is made from oat flakes and the other from cane sugar, ground almonds and ground raw coconut.
Usually when I use a regular peeling, I need to moisturize my skin a lot because even though it makes my skin smooth, it dries it at the same time. Not this natural one. I feel good all over just thinking about it. My skin is both soft and moisturized at the same time. I cannot describe how wonderful it made me feel to walk out of a shower feeling my skin was refreshed and not dry.
I admit, I’m as obsessed with my skin as I’m with my hair. 🙂
And here is where I return to what I started with. I’m now spoiled for perfumes that don’t make my throat ache (or smell freshly laundered) and I want to use products on my body that work with my skin and not against it (meaning I need to use another product to supress the negative effect of the previously used one). I’m not usually the conspiracy theory type but this is definitely making me re-think the basis on which the whole cosmetics industry resides.
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