Other Ingredients

I would like to start this section off with a blurb about "ACID"

So many of the ingredient decks we read include items that begin or end with the word "acid," which to me was pretty chilling, until I educated myself on what that really meant.

When scientists work with acids, they wear gloves, laboratory coats, safety goggles and other protective equipment, as these substances can cause significant harm if they come into contact with the skin or eyes. However, the acids inside the human body are essential for human life. Acids are necessary for digestion, protein and hormone production, genetic coding and some forms of energy production.

Now, when you see that a product has, for example, Stearic Acid in it, maybe it won't sound so alarming because you'll know that it's just a long chain saturated fatty acid that attracts dirt and oils and allows them to be rinsed from the skin....annnnnd has been shown to protect the skin's natural barrier against water loss.... annnnnd it helps to support the skin's protective barrier....I could go on and on but I think you get the point.