Whether you’re an avowed nonasties shopper, or you concentrate your supermarket spending to the so-called ‘dirty dozen’ of the fruit and veg aisles, chances are in recent years you’ve given more thought to what goes into your kitchen cupboards. But do you pay the same attention to your bathroom cabinet?
As a self-confessed beauty addict, i’m forever seeking out new products, my ‘strict’ selection criteria centering around what a cream promises to do and how pretty it will look on my dressing table rather than what, chemically speaking, it contains. After all, i may be a sucker for packaging, but the nitty gritty of the ingredients list has always, to my eye, looked like abject gobbledegook, which never really struck me as a concern until i became a mum.
And therein lies the problem. if we don’t understand the labels, how can we make the right choices, for ourselves and our families? this month, we’ve pulled together some of the city’s leading natural beauty experts to decode those baffling labels and reveal the key chemicals they’ve binned from their bathrooms for good. My dressing table has never looked less cluttered...