How to bust myths on packaging

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how to BUST MYTHS on packaging - I can already tell this product is NOT moisturising from the ingredient list (vs what they claim). But it's still my recent #nonsulfate based favourite ๐Ÿ’“!


THE SECRET IS...#GOOGLE. Just search ingredients by FUNCTION, not their 'BENEFITS' because com'on if it's just 0.1% concentration, then benefit my ass๐Ÿ‘! (#sorrynotsorry for coarse language)

Deciphering the ingredient list:

  • ๐Ÿ’งAQUA: yup mostly just water.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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  • ๐Ÿ’ฆPOTASSIUM OLIVIATE...till POTASSIUM CASTORATE: oils 'saponified' into liquid soap for cleansing and foaming. All "potassium xxx" because 'saponified' with potassium hydroxide.
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  • โœจCITRUS BERGAMIA FCF: bergamot essential oil for fragrance (& antiseptic). Claimed to make skin sensitive to sunlight, so FCF means it's furocoumarin-free to avoid that.

โ€ข ๐Ÿ‹CITRUS LATIFOLIA: just lime ๐Ÿ˜‚

โ€ข ๐Ÿ’ŠTOCOPHEROL: Vit E. Antioxidant (not for your skin) but for oils to not smell bad

So as you see, there are no ingredients specifically for moisturising ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ป. But anyway - this is why I ALWAYS look for products with FEWER ingredientsโœŒ๐Ÿป. It's EASIER to research (& judge). Really โค๏ธ this product because of their simple and illustrative ingredient list. So much nicer alternative to mine with suffocating artificial honey fragrance!! It is quite expensive ๐Ÿ™Š so I'm hoping it lasts longer! (Note: got this from @verdeorganichk)

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(**Note: this is an adaptation of my IG post dated October 9, see here)