What Goes In The Making Shows On The Skin
by admin on Mar 06, 2022
Ever noticed what goes in your skin? Have you ever made a point of the number of differing ingredients that make a beauty product – the bestselling product? What do those long names on the ingredients’ label mean? A typical beauty product will contain anything between 15 to 50 ingredients. So, do we know what these ingredients do to our skin?
While every product at COAL is formulated to give an experience that is unique, enriching and differs from the other product, because of the ingredients present in each product, there are certain ingredients which stand as common in the making of our products and are known as core ingredients. Read on to know more about 5 ingredients that forms the heart of COAL products….
The first ingredient that you would commonly see on our label is purified water or aqua. The water that is used in the formulation of COAL products is not regular water rather it is purest to its form meaning it is free from toxins, pollutants among others. It plays an important role in our product formulations because it acts as a solvent helping other ingredients to dissolve while simultaneously maintaining the consistency of the product.
Secondly, complex in nature, emulsifiers help in keeping unlike substances together. Its correct usage creates homogenous mixtures, dispersions or emulsions of oily substances with water. No matter how much you try and blend the two, oil with water or vice versa, it won’t mix because of their contrasting nature but the presence of emulsifiers can produce a well-mixed and great textured product. Some of the COAL emulsifiers are polysorbate, glycerol monostearate, polysorbate 80 etc.
Often concerned about the shelf life of a beauty product, you must be keen about knowing its expiry date. Preservatives are the third most important ingredients that make beauty products long lasting. Not only do they extend the life of the products but also prevent them from any bacteria, fungi and the likes, thus giving the user a harmless skin experience. You will notice the presence of disodium EDTA (ethylenediaminetetra-acetic acid) in COAL products.
The softness on your skin post application of beauty products is because of the existence of emollients in the products which plays the role of offering soft skin thereby preventing water loss. We make extensive use of emollients such as olive oil, coconut oil, glycerine among others.
Lastly, the fifth most important ingredient in the formulation of COAL products is thickening agents that are added in the beauty products for an appealing consistency. Usually solid, lipid thickener like stearic acid add natural thickness to the formulation. Derived from nature, xanthan gum absorbs water and adds to the thickness of our products. Carbomer being a synthetic thickener is added in COAL creams for a clear formulation.
In our pursuit of clean beauty, knowing about the ingredients, its benefits in the products you use can help you a lot in making a wise decision for your skin. After all, your skin is an investment, make the best of it!