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Our Journey with Phenoxyethanol

By far one of the most misunderstood ingredients out there, phenoxyethanol has had quite the run with us as a skincare brand. Here are all the reasons why we’ve decided to keep this controversial preservative in our formulations.
January 08, 2021
Tags: Ingredients
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Why You Should Avoid Phthalates in Skincare

At IRÉN Skin, we have 7 big no-no ingredients. One of them includes Phthalates, a chemical plasticizer used in products like nail polish, perfume, and shampoo. Read on to find out why you should avoid it at all costs!
December 02, 2020
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Should You Avoid Mineral Oils in Skincare?

What comes to mind when you think of mineral oils? For us, we envision ways to avoid them in our skincare. Read on as we tackle the ingredient’s discourse and disclose why we don’t use them in our products.

December 02, 2020
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Why You Should Avoid Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde Releasers in Skincare

At IRÉN Skin, we have 7 big no-no ingredients. One of them includes Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde Releasers, a chemical preservative you’re bound to find in most of your skincare products. Read on to find out why you should avoid it at all costs!
December 02, 2020
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Why You Should Avoid Triclosan in Skincare

At IRÉN Skin, we have 7 big no-no ingredients. One of them includes Triclosan, an antibacterial and antifungal agent commonly found in your antibacterial soap, toothpaste, and deodorant. Read on to find out why you should avoid it at all costs!
November 26, 2020
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3 Dangers of Artificial Synthetic Colours in Skin Care

3 Dangers of Artificial Synthetic Colours in Skin Care

Your skincare products with the pretty hues are more than what they seem. We explore the truths of artificial synthetic colours and the overlooked dangers that it can pose to the skin.

January 30, 2020
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Why You Should Avoid SLS and SLES in Skincare

At IRÉN Skin, we have 7 big no-no ingredients. One of them includes sulfates like SLS and SLES, typically found in your shampoos and body wash to give you a foamy consistency. Read on to find out why you should avoid them at all costs!
January 03, 2020
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Should You Avoid Silicones in Skincare?

Are silicones in skincare good or bad for you? In this article, we deconstruct the stereotypes behind silicones to let you formulate your own opinions about this notorious polymer.
December 12, 2019
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Why You Should Avoid Drying Alcohols in Skincare

At IRÉN Skin, we have 7 big no-no ingredients. One of them includes Drying Alcohols, short-chain alcohols found in most of your toners and astringents. Read on to find out why you should avoid them at all costs!
November 29, 2019
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Why You Should Avoid Parabens in Skincare

At IRÉN Skin, we have 7 big no-no ingredients. One of them includes Parabens, a preservative with countless amounts of discourse surrounding it. Read on to find out why we’ve opted against using it in our products!

November 29, 2019
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Why You Should Avoid Fragrances in Skincare

At IRÉN Skin, we have 7 big no-no ingredients. One of them includes Fragrances, an ingredient we’re all familiar with and have grown to rely on. Read on to find out why you should avoid it at all costs!
November 18, 2019
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